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How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

2 weeks: For an uncomplicated procedure, 2 weeks is enough time for the cervix to return to normal & for any additional problems to arise (retained tissue, clots, infection). Tampons & intercourse are usually ok by then & of course a reliable birth control method. Use condoms until your doc recommends what's best for you. ...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 any pregnancy. ...Read more


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I recently just had an abortion last week on 07/13/2015 this Monday would make two weeks, am I safe to wear a tampon? Or should I wait another week?

I recently just had an abortion last week on 07/13/2015 this Monday would make two weeks, am I safe to wear a tampon? Or should I wait another week?

Yes, it's safe: If there are no indications of any problems and bleeding has been decreasing, it is fine to use a tampon after 1 week. Ask your doctor to make sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

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I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

Yes, it is: If you are not bleeding heavily or experiencing pelvic abdominal pains and fevers, you can safely return to all your routines, including "the use of a tampon and swimming". ...Read more

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I had my abortion 3/2/17 and it's 3/6/17, so 4 days. I hate wearing pads they're so uncomfortable and I would rather use a tampon. Is it safe to use o?

Not recommended: It may take 2 weeks or longer for the cervix to heal after a surgical abortion, and insertion of tampons as well as sexual intercourse are thought to increase risk of infection in the uterus. Although pads may be uncomfortable, why take the risk? A uterine infection can be life threatening and can increase risk of infertility. ...Read more

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Can you use a tampon after an abortion?

Can you use a tampon after an abortion?

Tampon use.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Can I use a tampon 3 weeks after abortion?

Tampon use.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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1 week since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

1 week since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

Not recommended: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Took abortion pill two weeks ago, can I wear a tampon?

Normally, yes.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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How risky is it to use tampons 2 days after medical abortion?

It is risky: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks (about 18 days) since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

After next period: You may use tampons after an abortion although it is important that you do not begin to use tampons again until your next period. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really necessary not to wear a tampon until 2 weeks after an abortion?

Is it true that it's really necessary not to wear a tampon until 2 weeks after an abortion?

THAT IS ADVICED: It is recommended not to wear tampons for two weeks after abortion as cervix is open and there is risk of uterine infection and toxic shock syndrome
but there have been no studies to document that it causes those complications. It is just a precaution. ...Read more

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May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

Tampon: My instructions after any D&C, no matter what reason are nothing in the vagina for two weeks (no sex, no tampons and no douching). I also suggest no tub bathing for two weeks either. The risk of endometritis from tampon use is high enough to not use them. ...Read more

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Can you wear a tampon when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Prefer mini pad: Most MD's prefer a mini pad as it will get changed regularly and reduces the risk of infection from a retained tampon post abortion. It will "ALWAYS" catch what is necessary. ...Read more

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I got my period 5 weeks after abortion is this normal? And am I allowed to wear tampons?

Yes: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion. ...Read more

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Can you wear a tampon in my sleep when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Can you wear a tampon in my sleep when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Yes: For normal bleeding tampons require changing every eight hours, If you are bleeding from an abortion pill it would be heavier and may require you to wear a super tampon, which you can wear for ~ 8 hrs while sleeping. Feel better:) ...Read more

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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 had a medical abortion, it went well Its been a month and my period has come on heavier than ever before soaking through tampons. Is something wrong?

I had a medical abortion, it went well Its been a month and my period has come on heavier than ever before soaking through tampons. Is something wrong?

Maybe not: If you are still experiencing heavy bleeding at the following period, it would by wise to get examined by an MD and make sure that the medial abortion removed all of the tissue that was present and none was left behind. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 6 weeks ago. I had no bleeding or pain following. I'm 3 days into my first period post and am bleeding through 1/2 pads+tampons an hour and in extreme pain. Is it normal?

I had a surgical abortion 6 weeks ago. I had no bleeding or pain following. I'm 3 days into my first period post and am bleeding through 1/2 pads+tampons an hour and in extreme pain. Is it normal?

Contact abortion MD: The bleeding may be normal for the first period but the pain is not, so contact the abortion provider for advice. If you are unable to make contact, go to the Emergency Room for care. ...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 an 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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How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

<24 weeks.: Most us states have laws prohibiting pregnancy termination after 24 weeks (check with your state's laws). In general, the earlier you terminate an undesired pregnancy, the safer, cheaper and less emotionally/physically dangerous it is. ...Read more

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I'm 23.Married 4yrs. I'm on pill for 3 yrs. N had abortion at d beginning of my marriage. Is it safe for me to be on pills this long?

Absolutely yes: There may be more health benefits than risks from low dose oral contraceptives. Unless you have a strong medical reason not to be on the pills, if you are healthy you can take them until the age of at least 35. If you are also a nonsmoker you can use them until menopause! ...Read more

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How long after abortion is it safe to start having sex again?

How long after abortion is it safe to start having sex again?

After bleeding: Usually after your bleeding stops and your vaginal discharge returns to normal, which could be about 2 weeks. You should begin using contraception again immediately, so you do not experience another unplanned pregnancy (if that was the indication). ...Read more

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I had an abortion. Something I never want to do again. How long is it safe to wait till I can start bcontrol again and have sex?

I had an abortion. Something I never want to do again. How long is it safe to wait till I can start bcontrol again and have sex?

Please call the doc: Who did your procedure as that doc knows u and what was done and how everything went and that is something that they should have already told you as part of your post op instructions so please call that doc as that is their job! ...Read more