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is it normal to have green and light brown discharge after surgical abortion?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Occasionally: Ok if you have no other symptoms.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Yes: The discolored discharge is most likely old blood and blood breakdown after the abortion. If it is associated with any fever/smell/abdominal pain/nausea, then you should be seen by your gynecologist for an infectious exam .

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