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after getting an abortion, how long does it take to get your period again?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Period s/p abortion: Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

If I take the abortion pill, will that put future pregnancies at risk?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Medical abortion will have no impact on future pregnancies. Mifeprex (ru-486) and Misoprostol lead to a miscarriage of the pregnancy, and from your body's perspective it is no different than a natural miscarriage.
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When will I start getting my period again after delivery?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Menses: It may depend f you are breast feeding or not but it may take a few months.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?

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Dr. Prerana Sangani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take after an abortion untill you get your period?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
2-6 weeks : The first period usually occurs 2-6 weeks after and then patients return to their usual patterns. If you continue to have irregular periods after a few months then you should schedule a visit for evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if i had a abortion how long does it take to get a period afterwards?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Abortion: Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion. If you don’t have a period after 3 months ensure that you discuss with the physician.

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