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How many weeks before my body returns to normal after surgical abortion?

How many weeks before my body returns to normal after surgical abortion?

Please as kthe doc: Who did the porocedure, it depends how far along you were, and what the doc had to do , your doc is the best one to answer that ! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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What are the causes of you to bleed after surgical abortion?

What are the causes of you to bleed after surgical abortion?

Surgical bleeding: Bleeding after any surgical procedure is not uncommon and is related to the mechanics of the procedure. Factors that worsen the risk for bleeding include use of Aspirin and anticoagulants. Hypercoagulopathy can also be a contributor. Okay to call your surgeon or team if the bleeding continues. ...Read more

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After surgical abortion i had very light bleeding which lasted a week. 1 week after bleeding stopped(now) I have severe bleeding. What do I do?

After surgical abortion i had very light bleeding which lasted a week. 1 week after bleeding stopped(now) I have severe bleeding. What do I do?

See your obgyn: If you have excessive bleeding you need to have an exam and find the source. It's not unusual to bleed after but if all the tissue did not get removed, this and many other things can cause bleeding. Don't wait. Get in and get examined. ...Read more

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Tips to fight infections after surgical abortion?

Tips to fight infections after surgical abortion?

Prevention is key.: If you think you have an infection, see your doc! for prevention, 3-day course of Doxycycline 100mg twice daily (if not allergic to this antibiotic) would help. Avoid sex for 7-10 days post-op and use barrier protection upon resumption. Make sure you follow up to ensure a healthy recovery. He or she may recommend hormonal contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Hope this helps. Take care! ...Read more

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Can infection occur three weeks after surgical abortion?

Can infection occur three weeks after surgical abortion?

Infection: Yes. Be very careful with this. Have a GYN check you today and start antibiotics. Go to the ER is you have fever or pain. ...Read more

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Can I use postinor 2 after sex 10 days after surgical abortion?

Can I use postinor 2 after sex 10 days after surgical abortion?

Yes: Yes however ,you should already be on an oral contraceptive immediately post abortion and this should protect you ...Read more

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

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

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 . ...Read more

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Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

Old blood: Brown discharge is old blood, and nothing to be worried or concerned about. Sometimes the smell is there simply because the blood is old, sometimes smell can signify an infection. Give it a few more days and see if it goes away. If it goes away, then just related to uterus cleaning itself out. If smell continues, then could be an infection and see a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge a little over two weeks after surgical abortion, is that normal?

Get checked: See your primary doctor or gyn. Call the clinic that gave you the procedure as well so they are aware. If your are having any fever , chills or odor from the discharge you need to be seen right away. ...Read more

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Is it normal that you're peeing a lot after surgical abortion?

Is it normal that you're peeing a lot after surgical abortion?

Fluid shifts: Yes, this is normal. Retaining fluid is normal before this surgery. It is also normal to stop retaining fluid, and that will result in frequent urination. If the urination persists beyond 2 to 3 weeks then get evaluated by your surgery team or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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After surgical abortion should your period return to normal?

Abortion and menses: After a surgical abortion - a D and E - your period should return to normal - but it may take up to 3 months - as the uterus heals from the procedure and your body recovers from the pregnancy. Please don't assume - no period means no chance of pregnancy though - get on or use a reliable method of contraception. ...Read more

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Is it safe to conceive immmediately after surgical abortion for first timesetter?

Is it safe to conceive immmediately after surgical abortion for first timesetter?

YES IT IS SAFE: Yes it is safe as long as you had a post abortin check up and there were no complications.But it is a good idea to discuss it with your gynecologist, and may also depend on the reason for abortion, whether medically recommended or by choice.And if by choice why you want to conceive again discuss with your doctor and your partner and decide, but it is safe. ...Read more

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Brown discharge for on 4th week after surgical abortion, only when wiping and using tampon?

Brown discharge for on 4th week after surgical abortion, only when wiping and using tampon?

Tampon: It is best not to use a tampon for such light bleeding/ spotting. You may find that the spotting stops when you stop using the tampons. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 27, female I'm getting a surgical abortion tomorrow. My last period was beginning of Jan. What should I expect during and after surgical abortion?

I'm 27, female I'm getting a surgical abortion tomorrow. My last period was beginning of Jan. What should I expect during and after surgical abortion?

Dilation & Curettage: You will have an IV (needle) put in your arm or hand. Your doctor will give you fluids and medicines through the IV. Some of these medicines will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, or numb during the procedure. After a D and C, your doctor or nurse will watch you for a few hours to make sure you don't have any problems. Most women get their monthly period within 4 to 6 weeks after a D and C. ...Read more

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Can you smoke marijuana after surgical abortion?

Can you smoke marijuana after surgical abortion?

Marijuana/surgery: Aside from being illegal in most states, there is nothing known negative about when one uses it. Smoking anything is not positive for your health. After a surgical abortion, the emotions are heightened for many reasons, including the rapid drop in hormone levels from the pregnant state. Using marijuana can accentuate reactions to your emotional condition, but will not affect your surgery outcome ...Read more

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Fatigued and dizzy 16 days after surgical abortion?

Call abortion MD: These symptoms can be caused by excessive blood loss and anemia. You need to make sure to contact and re-visit the abortion MD for an exam to be certain that all is well. ...Read more

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Can you crush azithromycin after surgical abortion?

Can you crush azithromycin after surgical abortion?

Probably OK but...: ...maybe not necessary. The pills are not timed-release, so crushing won't affect absorption or effectiveness against infection. But if you're one of those folks who have difficulty swallowing pills, speak with your doctor or clinic about the powder version of azithromycin, intended for mixing with water and then drinking. ...Read more