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how long after an abortion can you workout

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Abortion: It is usually recommended that your avoid strenuous exercise for 2 to 5 days after a surgical abortion. It is recommended that you avoid sexual activi ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resum ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Recover: When you stop cramping and bleeding heavily.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 7-14 days: It depends a bit on how far along you were but most women have 7-14 days of bleeding that starts like a period but tapers off in a few days. If you ar ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
HCG drops: Just like after a miscarriage or a d&c, blood levels of HCG have to drop to zero first.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Deitrick
44 years experience General Surgery
Best to wait 30 days: If the appendectomy was done using a minimally invasive technique like laraoscopy, i advise no weight training for 3 weeks after surgery. If the surg ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks. Only your doctor will be able to clear you based on how you are healing and what exactly was done.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Almost immediately: Commonly, women were told they could drive after 2 weeks. However, if not on narcotics for pain, it is safe to drive when you can move your foot from ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Period s/p abortion: Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion. (can be up to 3 months for some women).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
7 weeks: Surgical methods are usually employed between gestational ages of 7-14 weeks. Non-surgical methods are employed at a gestational age out of this rang ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4-6 weeks: For a woman who has regular periods, she will likely get her period about 4-6 weeks after an abortion.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on multiple factors, the biggest being the type of operation. Was it laparoscopic or open. Laparoscopic patients can usually return to mo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Usually the procedure is done as an outpatient procedure and you go home the same day. Occasionally one may have to stay overnight to be monitored. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
HCG drops: Just like after a miscarriage or a d&c, blood levels of HCG have to drop to zero first.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your dr: Usually, it is recommended after major abdominal surgery c-section or abdominal hysterectomy to wait 6 weeks before beginning workout.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: In general recovery after open abdominal procedure, like a caesarean section, is 6 weeks. Best to check in with your surgeon, who knows your case best ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Enzmann
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No more bleeding: You should wait until your bleeding has stopped completely in order to avoid infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably about: One week, but a lot depends on severity of infection, laparoscopic or open, what you need to do at your school, and any complications. Consult your s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Usually about 6 wks: Check with your OB doctor for their specific instructions, but usually after abdominal surgery 6 weeks is a good time frame for wound healing before r ... Read More
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