Are there any restrictions following an abortion procedure?

There are only a few restrictions a patient must follow after an abortion procedure; however, these limitations are very necessary to achieve full recovery. Patients who are more than 6.5 weeks must not insert anything in the vagina for two weeks after having a surgical abortion. This includes no tampons, no douching, and no sexual intercourse. Swimming, tub bathing, heavy lifting, strenuous activity, sun bathing and standing for prolonged periods of time are also prohibited. After having a chemical abortion, there are very few restrictions. The first week after the procedure the restrictions are the same as those of the surgical abortion except that you may engage in intercourse when you feel comfortable.

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