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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
I had a medical abortion two weeks ago and implant fitted, started bleeding again today am I safe to use tampons?
Yes: Yes, this should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Not recommended: Increases chances of infection. Use pads or minipads for the first week. ...Read more
I just did a medical pill abortion. I need to wear a tampon for a few hours. Will I be ok of I change it every 20/30 minutes for like 3 hours?
Possible: It may depend on amount of bleeding ...Read more
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
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?
Got poor explanation of hymen over the introitus tore, but not the part around it. How's that possible if I've had sex more than 1x, an abortion, and put tampons in forcefully. Shouldn't all be torn?
Not necessarily: The hymen is shaped like a ring. Often times only part of it is torn. This is even true after having a baby. ...Read more
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 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
Is it ok to have sex/use tampons after non surgical abortion (methotrexate/misoprostil)? I am on antibiotics-can I do either earlier than suggested?
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
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
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