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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Pains After Taking Abortion Pill

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more


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I'm having severe abdominal pains after taking ducolax. How can I treat this? I took 1 pill at around 8:30pm and started feeling this pain about 3 hours after.

I'm having severe abdominal pains after taking ducolax. How can I treat this? I took 1 pill at around 8:30pm and started feeling this pain about 3 hours after.

I: I am answering this question three days after you wrote in. If the pain has not resolved by now, you should contact your doctor. Dulcolax can cause significant stomach cramps. The best thing to do is to hydrate really well. The majority of the pain is likely to go away after you have had a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I have sharp abdominal pains with this comes pain on my waist and a consistant pain on the right of tummy. Pain pills not helping, please advise?

I have sharp abdominal pains with this comes pain on my waist and a consistant pain on the right of tummy. Pain pills not helping, please advise?

Diagnosis?: I'm gathering this pain has not yet been diagnosed, in which case you need to get to the emergency department for an examination and testing. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to bleed and have abdominal pains between periods while on the pill?

Is it uncommon to bleed and have abdominal pains between periods while on the pill?

Pill complications: If you are having cramps and spotting while on the pill, you are probably on the wrong strength. If you visit your doctor and report these complications, she will change the dosing. ...Read more

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After taking a plan b pill 5days ago. I've been having a heavy feeling tummy and occasional abdominal pains (what feels like workout pains). pregnant?

After taking a plan b pill 5days ago. I've been having a heavy feeling tummy and occasional abdominal pains (what feels like workout pains). pregnant?

Probably not: Plan b is quite effective when taken as directed but nothing works 100% of the time. You can do a pregnancy test in a week or two to confirm. ...Read more

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Hi, 27/f on micronor (norethindrone). Period start JL 8, missed 3 pills, believe I ovulated the 13/14th. Now I have VERY sharp lower abdominal pains/mild cramping?

Hi, 27/f on micronor (norethindrone). Period start JL 8, missed 3 pills, believe I ovulated the 13/14th. Now I have VERY sharp lower abdominal pains/mild cramping?

If you missed the...: ...FIRST 3 pills, you might have ovulated this cycle. If you've had sex this cycle, you might have conceived. Regardless, since you're having significant abdominal pain & cramping a week before your expected period, you need to get medical care. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Sudden green vomiting w/ diarrhea and then bleeding a week before my period. On the pill, this never happens. Very bad lower abdominal pains. Help?

Sudden green vomiting w/ diarrhea and then bleeding a week before my period. On the pill, this never happens. Very bad lower abdominal pains. Help?

When to get checked: Vomiting and abdominal pain that persists beyond 4 hours are reasons to get evaluated by your doc, or at the er. Fever is also concerning. There are many possibilities to account for your symptoms, some ominous and some self-resolving. Okay to get evaluated, or make a call to your local doc. ...Read more

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I have recently been feeling sharp rib pains, abdominal pain&generic stomach ache. Why is this? (Could it be abortion related as I had one in December)

I have recently been feeling sharp rib pains, abdominal pain&generic stomach ache. Why is this? (Could it be abortion related as I had one in December)

See a doc: Very hard for a real doctor to sort out abdominal pain issues on a virtual consult. Please go to an urgent care center or ER, or your doctor and have this looked into, ok? ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedies from abdominal pains?

Can you suggest any remedies from abdominal pains?

Sure, but...: ...We're going to need a little more help from you. We can have your answer if you tell us the location of your pain, its intensity, duration, timing (with meals, urination, stooling) ; accompanying issues like fever, tenderness, vomiting, bleeding, etc, ; circumstances (exposures, pregnant, stressed). Also, what tests have been done to exclude some possibilities? ...Read more

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Abdominal pains I have mainly at night? What should I do?

Abdominal pains I have mainly at night? What should I do?

Happy to help but...: ...will need more information. In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any stone/bladder/uti symptoms? ...Read more

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What to do if I have got low abdominal pains, what could it be?

What to do if I have got low abdominal pains, what could it be?

Get help for pain: There is no way to know from your question if the origin of your distress is of gi, gu, gyne, musculo-skeletal origin. It may just be gas...But it could be something of quite a bit more concern, or even something wonderful like a pregnancy (if you're a woman--you didn't specify gender in your profile, sorry!). Go to the doctor for assessment and treatment please. ...Read more

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I'm having abdominal pains, can you list some reasons what it could be?

I'm having abdominal pains, can you list some reasons what it could be?

Long list...: There is a long list of causes of abdominal pain but a few more common GI causes include irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), acid-peptic disorders (ulcers, gastritis, gerd), gallstones. Gyn causes of abdominal/pelvic pain are also prevalent and include ovarian cysts, pms and endometriosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Am 27weeks and have lower abdominal pains and little spoting what is going on is my baby ok?

Am 27weeks and have lower abdominal pains and little spoting what is going on is my baby ok?

27 weeks: If you are having pain with spotting see you obstetrician now. You may be threatening to go into early labor and 27 weeks is to soon for the baby to be healthy. All the best. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains cant seem to pinpoint reason?

Abdominal pains cant seem to pinpoint reason?

There any many: Different reasons for abdominal pain. Can't make a guess at this with available information. Severe abdominal pain would warrant emergency evaluation. Take care. ...Read more