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Pelvic Rest

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Pelvic rest is when you do not put anything in your vagina. This includes tampons, douching, or sexual activity. You may need to avoid lifting heavy objects. Your healthcare provider will tell you how long you need pelvic rest.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have sudden, heavy bleeding from your vagina.
  • You have severe pain.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have discharge from your vagina that smells bad.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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