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Pain and bleeding after medical abortion. How long does this last?

Pain and bleeding after medical abortion. How long does this last?

Please call the: Person who gave you the meds to make sure u do not have any retained products because if u do they need to come out asap so call that doc now and if they won't see u then go to the er to get blood work, exam and ultrasound, ultrasound will show if u have any retained products of conception. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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I had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago and still have a very little bleeding up to now, last tuesday I use PT still positive. Am I still ppregnant?

I had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago and still have a very little bleeding up to now, last tuesday I use PT still positive. Am I still ppregnant?

No: You will test positive for about 6 weeks however a true menstrual flow will be in about 6-8 weeks if you have regular cycles. Otherwise you'll return to your irregular cycle pattern. ...Read more

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How much longer will the bleeding continue after I took misoprostol for medical abortion? Its been a week and a half now and im still bleeding.

How much longer will the bleeding continue after I took misoprostol for medical abortion? Its been a week and a half now and im still bleeding.

Seek Help ASAP: You should seek help immediately. After a procedure like this, bleeding should only last about 2 to 3 days at the most. If you are still bleeding, you should contact the office that did the procedure or seek emergency help, because it may be or become a more serious issue. ...Read more

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Hey. I had a surgical abortion I was bleeding for 2 weeks. But now I've started spotting how long will that last for??

Hey. I had a surgical abortion I was bleeding for 2 weeks. But now I've started spotting how long will that last for??

Unclear: If the spotting continues to improve then I would expect for your to be done within 1 week. It is always possible that you may have had some retained clots in the uterus, prolonging the bleeding. Be in contact with your doctor and call for any signs of fever, pain or increased bleeding. ...Read more

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D&c 5w g abortion last sat still bleeding even more than my menses, I am medical student and learned that it should be spotting for few days is it norm?

D&c 5w g abortion last sat still bleeding even more than my menses, I am medical student and learned that it should be spotting for few days is it norm?

Depends: You can have ongoing bleeding for three to four weeks it is abnormal if you are soaking through a pad every hour also, if you develop severe pain or fever, that is abnormal if the bleeding persists, there may be pregnancy tissue left behind in the uterus ...Read more

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I just had an abortion last Thursday after I got an IUD will that cause me to bleed longer I'm having severe cramps and want to remove should I??

I just had an abortion last Thursday after I got an IUD will that cause me to bleed longer I'm having severe cramps and want to remove should I??

Leave it if you can: An IUD can make the next 2-3 cycles more uncomfortable and cause more bleeding. The post-operative period after an abortion is uncomfortable. Start taking ibuprofen or Naproxen for the next 24-48 hours as the directions state on the box. That should help. ...Read more

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Can nexplenon cause excessive bleeding, especially after a medical abortion?

Nexplanon: Nexplanon can give you a variety of rsponses. It can cause excessive bleeding, as in your case, or sparse bleeding. Each individuals response is didderent. ...Read more

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Can a dr detect medical abortion after 5 days of bleeding?

Quantitative b-hcg: Can be used to determine if there is fetal content or a trace of pregnancy in the body. It is usually used to determine incomplete abortion. ...Read more

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Can light bleeding indicate an unsuccessful medical abortion?

Medical ab: Dependent upon how far pregnant you were at the time of the medical intervention. Usually there is significant bleeding that occurs at the time of the miscarriage with a medical intervention. It doesn't always happen right away and sometimes patience is what is needed until things occur. Follow up visit in 2 weeks is very important. ...Read more

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Bleeding 2 months after medical abortion. Could this be related?

Bleeding 2 months after medical abortion. Could this be related?

Bleeding after abort: Bleeding after an abortion can be worrisome. You must have a check up to rule out retained placenta or vaginal laceration if it was a surgical abortion. There are other causes of persistent bleeding after an abortion and they can be serious. See your obgyn for follow up asap. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 21 days following a medical abortion. Is this normal?

I have been bleeding for 21 days following a medical abortion. Is this normal?

No: See the doctor who performed the abortion. A possibility is "retained tissue", meaning that you may still have some pregnancy tissue remaining in the uterus. Your doctor will order a serum quantitative pregnancy test (quant beta hcg) and ultrasound to help evaluate the persistent bleeding... ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I had an abortion a month again and I am still bleeding a long anywhere between 5 to 7 pads a day?

Should I be worried if I had an abortion a month again and I am still bleeding a long anywhere between 5 to 7 pads a day?

No: Bleeding can be irregular for several months after an abortion, but this sounds like it is too much especially if all the pads are full with blood. Need to see your gyn and have them do an ultrasound to make sure there are no portions of pregnancy or placenta left in the uterus. ...Read more

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I had an abortion (medical abortion) about 2 months ago and I have not stopped bleeding. What is the cause for it? How can I stop the bleeding?

Evaluation: If you are bleeding continuously since your abortion you should see your obgyn asap since it possible that you have retained "product of conception" : remaining “tissue” of the pregnancy in the uterus. The presence of retained products of conception can increase the risk of scarring of the uterus, infection of the pelvis, anemia etc. The sooner you see your obgyn the better. ...Read more

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After 3days of abortion, bleeding occurs which lasts for one week and stops, but bleeding started again when I resume exercise, when it will last?

Variable: This bleeding can last up until your next normal menses which should occur about 4-5 weeks after the abortion. If the prolonged bleeding becomes heavy or extends for over four weeks it could indicate that there is still some pregnancy tissue left in the uterus. This is best determined by ultrasound scan. If you bleed past 4 weeks or if the bleeding is heavy you must be checked. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 6 weeks ago and have been bleeding brown/black blood for the last 2 weeks. What's the problem?

Abortion: This may be your period which is heavy or it may be some retained products of conception. HAve it checked out. Bleeding for 2 weeks non stop is not normal. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion 2 weeks ago. I went for check up today it was ok. I'm bleeding more today is that normal?

I had a medical abortion 2 weeks ago. I went for check up today it was ok. I'm bleeding more today is that normal?

Maybe: The bleeding after an abortion can wax and wane depending on your activity. As long as you are not bleeding a pad ever 1 to 2 hours you can watch it. It will not hurt to call your dr in the morning and be checked again. ...Read more

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I am 23.Had medical abortion 4 weeks ago, bled for a week and then it stopped. Now having post coital bleeding only when I wipe Since one week.

I am 23.Had medical abortion 4 weeks ago, bled for a week and then it stopped. Now having post coital bleeding only when I wipe Since one week.

Bleeding: If the bleeding is not a large amount, it is unlikely you need to worry. It may be caused by the trauma of intercourse. If it continues for another month or increases, have it checked. Ensure you are using birth control and protection against STDs. All the best. ...Read more

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Hello. I had a medical abortion 5 days ago and have been bleeding as said since then. Only today I noticed a foul odor that isn't the normal smell?

Hello. I had a medical abortion 5 days ago and have been bleeding as said since then. Only today I noticed a foul odor that isn't the normal smell?

Rule out infection: My recommendation would be to see your Dr to make sure there is no infection, especially if there is pain, cramping, fever, nausea, or tenderness in your pelvis. A foul odor/discharge is sometimes a sign of infection. ...Read more

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Its been a month after my medical abortion. There's no more bleeding and spotting. Does this mean that the procedure is over? Is everything fine now?

Most likely: Now that you are no longer bleeding or passing tissue, you should be completed. You should have at least 3 periods before trying to conceive again, if that is in your future. ...Read more

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Hi I have just had a medical abortion am lying down a lot so not bleeding that much but when I go to the toilet there is a lot of blood when I wipe?

Hi I have just had a medical abortion am lying down a lot so not bleeding that much but when I go to the toilet there is a lot of blood when I wipe?

Bleeding is expected: Depending on timing and type of med abortion, heavy bleeding is expected. Bleeding is heaviest for 2 to 4 hours after taking the second medication. I assume you took Mifepristone first and then a few to 48 hours later used the Misoprostol. Bleeding can go on intermittently for a couple of weeks. Call the MD you saw if more bleeding tan what was reviewed with you or you're soaking >1 pad/ hr ...Read more

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Hello, I had a medical abortion 2 weeks ago. I went for a check up today, everything went fine. When I got home I was bleeding a lot more? Is it ok?

Maybe: You may have bleeding for several weeks after being pregnant. If you are still bleeding on monday get checked again as you could have retained placenta that is bleeding. ...Read more

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Feels like bleeding inside but pads get only spotting after medical abortion. Took stm vaginally.

Feels like bleeding inside but pads get only spotting after medical abortion. Took stm vaginally.

Bleeding post aborti: Your doctor should have performed a pelvic ultrasound after you completed the abortion. You will then know that there are no contents left inside. ...Read more

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How would I know if it's my period after medical abortion or abortion related bleeding??

When?: If this is the bleeding after you took the medicines, it is related to the abortion. If you have had that bleeding and it has stopped for more than a few days, this is your period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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