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I'm experiencing my first period after having a surgical abortion a month ago. It is very heavy, and i have never been like that before. Is this norma?

I'm experiencing my first period after having a surgical abortion a month ago. It is very heavy, and i have never been like that before. Is this norma?

Normal for sure.: Hello,

After a termination of pregnancy, you may not have ovulated yet so the "stop" signs of the menstrual period may not be back in place yet. Just be patient, all will return to normal. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I am bleeding through 1 to 2 tampons+pads every hour with extreme pain and clots. It's my first period 6weeks after a surgical abortion. Is this normal?

I am bleeding through 1 to 2 tampons+pads every hour with extreme pain and clots. It's my first period 6weeks after a surgical abortion. Is this normal?

ABNORMAL: You should never be soaking more than a pad/tampon per hour; given the pain that you're in you have a worrisome presentation for someone who's had an incomplete abortion/retained products/placenta. I would go to your local ED/GYN urgently to get a US and see if there's not anything else worrisome in your uterus. You may need another procedure or just observation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes period to come heavy with clots on 1st period after surgical abortion?

What causes period to come heavy with clots on 1st period after surgical abortion?

Varies: The first period is usually 3-6 weeks later. Often the first period is a little off from your norm. It is often too long or too short. Too heavy or too light. Things usually get back to normal after that. Birth control will regulate you and prevent an unplanned pregnancy ...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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2nd period after medical and surgical abortion. Had period on day of expected for 3 days, and 4 days after period, another started?

See Abortion MD: You need to revisit the abortion MD to make sure that the procedure(s) completely removed all the gestational material. The bleeding pattern you describe is not characteristic of post abortion procedures. ...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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How long does it take to ovulate and get your period after a surgical abortion?

How long does it take to ovulate and get your period after a surgical abortion?

The length of: Time is too variable to give you a reliable answer. In the meantime do NOT have unprotected sex!!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Had a surgical abortion 11 weeks ago from doctors advice. 2nd period soaking through tampax and pads every couple of hours is it normal?

Had a surgical abortion 11 weeks ago from doctors advice. 2nd period soaking through tampax and pads every couple of hours is it normal?

Unknown: Abortion clinics are not held to the same standards as other medical/surgical facilities. The abortion procedure is often performed in a substandard manner. You need to be examined by a residency trained OB/GYN to see if you need further care. You may need some post abortion counseling. Care Confidential is a UK based pregnancy & post-abortion support agency. Best wishes to you Christine. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion since last month and now I'm on my period again but it's heavier and longer than my normal ones... Is this normal?

I had a surgical abortion since last month and now I'm on my period again but it's heavier and longer than my normal ones... Is this normal?

It's possible: There may have been a small amount of tissue left in the uterus from the abortion. This would cause the period to be heavier, but should go back to normal after this first period. If there continues to be irregular bleeding you might need an ultrasound or another d;c to see if there is tissue that was left. This is uncommon, but it does happen even with the procedure being done correctly. ...Read more

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I had surgical abortion on octobar 3, its now 6 weeks my normal period has not started. Plz tell me when I will have my period back?

I had surgical abortion on octobar 3, its now 6 weeks my normal period has not started. Plz tell me when I will have my period back?

Menses after TAB: It would not be unusual for it to take 6-8 weeks after a termination for your periods to resume. If you've had irregular menses be even longer. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion at the start of January. I'm on my second period now but they keep lasting a week with bright red blood. Is this normal?

Most likely, it is.: Your periods might change after surgical (or medical) abortion, or miscarriage, or delivery. However, it is always wise to follow up with your OB/GYN, who sometimes considers an additional testing (labs, pelvic ultrasound), advised you on appropriate cycle regulation or contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had a surgical abortion, then I had my period after 35 days. I started to note that my cycle length is too short.between last 2periods was just 15days?

Had a surgical abortion, then I had my period after 35 days. I started to note that my cycle length is too short.between last 2periods was just 15days?

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion on december. My second period started in a mid april, was late for a week & lasted 10 days. Now I started to bleed again. What?

I had a surgical abortion on december. My second period started in a mid april, was late for a week & lasted 10 days. Now I started to bleed again. What?

Monitor: It may take a few months for normal cycles to resume. Call your medical provider for fevers, concerning bleeding or pain. ...Read more

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Severe cramps but no period three weeks after surgical abortion?

Severe cramps but no period three weeks after surgical abortion?

Too Early...: 3 weeks could be a bit early for a real period after a surgical abortion. It can take 4-8 weeks for your periods to come back. I wouldn't worry too much if you haven't had one yet. Keep an eye on the cramping. If it gets worse, you should be evaluated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My surgical abortion (12 weeks) was 2.5 months ago. The spotting stopped and I've had my period 2x. Now I have mild spotting again. Is this normal?

My surgical abortion (12 weeks) was 2.5 months ago. The spotting stopped and I've had my period 2x.  Now I have mild spotting again. Is this normal?

May be: Where are you in your cycle? It sounds like there were no complications from the abortion. If you are using pills this could happen if you took them late or missed one. It could also be due to an infection or cervical irritation. If you are not using something for contraception, it could be implantation. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I had surgical abortion at 13 weeks 1 month ago, today I did abs workout and had spotting after that, is this my period? Is it ok?

I had surgical abortion at 13 weeks 1 month ago, today I did abs workout and had spotting after that, is this my period? Is it ok?

Early excersise: It is very difficlt to determine but you stated abdominal exercise too early need uterous to heal and shrink but in dout see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 8 months ago since then I get very irregular periods, sometimes twice a month. Also, every time i work out I bleed... Normal?

I had a surgical abortion 8 months ago since then I get very irregular periods, sometimes twice a month. Also, every time i work out I bleed... Normal?

I don't think so: It may not be terrible, but it doesn't sound normal and 8 months is a long time. I advise seeing your doctor for an examination and follow up treatment. Take care of yourself! Best wishes. ...Read more

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How is first trimester surgical abortion typically performed?

Suction: They will sedate you and use suction to evacuate your uterus. ...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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After a surgical abortion how is the first menstration? Heavy or light?

Variable.: 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. ...Read more

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I have a question. I had a surgical abortion a month ago. Yesterday I took a digital and first responce and both said positive could I be preg?

I have a question. I had a surgical abortion a month ago. Yesterday I took a digital and first responce and both said positive could I be preg?

Possible Pregnancy: Ok first of ask it is not our job as doctors to judge so go see your doctor. Secondly, it is very doubtful you are pregnant so soon after an abortion. Your HCG levels will still be elevated from that pregnancy and you will not have ovulated yet. The pregnancy test is positive from the aborted pregnancy. Now a little advice, get on some birth control now! No more accidents, till you are ready ...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