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Is it normal to bleed longer than 7 day for the 1st period after an abortion?

Is it normal to bleed longer than 7 day for the 1st period after an abortion?

It's uncommon: If the bleeding lasts for 10 days or if it is extremely heavy or painful you shoud see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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After abortion 1st period so how long should I bleed and when should I see a doctor for the bleeding. No retained products...

After abortion 1st period so how long should I bleed and when should I see a doctor for the bleeding. No retained products...

Could be a while: Vaginal bleeding after childbirth or an abortion is different for every woman. It is usually much heavier than a period, and the heavy bleeding could go on for a week or two, and you might spot up to a couple weeks longer. Depends also on your genetic clotting factors. Some people are more "leaky" than others. Call doc if still heavier than period bleeding in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I had an abortion at a clinic a month ago but I have not stopped bleeding. It's become bright red very heavy. Is this normal for a first period after?

I had an abortion at a clinic a month ago but I have not stopped bleeding. It's become bright red very heavy. Is this normal for a first period after?

Call your doctor: If you just had a d and c and are now heavy bleeding after a month, I would call your doctor, the bleeding typically slows down over time, not ramp up. ...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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My wife (20 yrs) had heavy bleeding and cramping in her first and second period after abortion (medical). Is this normal? If not what I have to do?

My wife (20 yrs) had heavy bleeding and cramping in her first and second period after abortion (medical). Is this normal? If not what I have to do?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...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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First period after abortion. First few days heavy flow with lots of clots. Its been a week and still bleeding dark colored blood. Cervix hurts. Normal?

First period after abortion. First few days heavy flow with lots of clots. Its been a week and still bleeding dark colored blood. Cervix hurts. Normal?

1st period: The first period after a miscarriage or a termination is often a little off. Sometimes it is early and sometimes late. Sometimes heavier and sometimes lighter. I ask my patients to be patients and give your body a couple of cycles to get back to normal. Start birth control to avoid getting pregnant before you are ready. ...Read more

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I have an abortion last december 22 (nov 4 was my 1st day of last period) I have not bleed so much...but I don't have a period yet until now...and a po?

I have an abortion last december 22 (nov 4 was my 1st day of last period) I have not bleed so much...but I don't have a period yet until now...and a po?

Irregular periods: 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 an abortion and I stop bleeding the 2nd day. I had sex the fourth day now my period is back on is this normal my period is not all that heavy but it didn't happen till I had sex. They told me to wait three weeks but I had sex the fourth day whaht to

I had an abortion and I stop bleeding the 2nd day. I had sex the fourth day now my period is back on is this normal my period is not all that heavy but it didn't happen till I had sex. They told me to wait three weeks but I had sex the fourth day whaht to

You: You will need to go see you doctor. The reason you are supposed to abstain from sex for 3 weeks is because your cervix is opened for the abortion procedure, and it takes some time to close and heal. You are at risk for an infection. Also, you are able to get pregnant immediately following an abortion, so protect yourself. ...Read more

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Had an abortion 3 weeks ago and started taking birth control the day after. Now I seem to have my period and having heavy bleeding. Is this normal?

Had an abortion 3 weeks ago and started taking birth control the day after. Now I seem to have my period and having heavy bleeding. Is this normal?

Period: Yes it is time for your withdrawal bleed on the birth control pill. You take 21 days or 3 weeks of active pills then placebo pills in which you have your period. ...Read more

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My 2nd period after having an abortion is extremely light, almost no bleeding but there is brownish debris. Is this normal? I have other per. Sympt.

My 2nd period after having an abortion is extremely light, almost no bleeding but there is brownish debris. Is this normal? I have other per. Sympt.

Most likely: Are you sexually active? If so do pregnancy test. Sounds like some old blood. If negative pregnancy then just wait to see if periods regulate ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 4 weeks ago...I just started bleeding is this considered my first period after abortion?

I had a surgical abortion 4 weeks ago...I just started bleeding is this considered my first period after abortion?

Probably: ..keep a menstrual diary or journal. Additionally, spwak with your GYN re: BC and certainly if bleeding persists. ...Read more

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My period finished 5 days ago and I am bleeding again and it is quite heavy? I recently had an abortion too is this normal?

My period finished 5 days ago and I am bleeding again and it is quite heavy? I recently had an abortion too is this normal?

Menses irregular: This may or may not be something severe. If your bleeding stops would wait until you see what happens next month. If you continue to bleed heavily then see a gynecologist and get examined. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 6 weeks ago at 8 weeks. My bleeding stopped for several weeks but my current period is at 19+ days. Is this normal?

I had a surgical abortion 6 weeks ago at 8 weeks. My bleeding stopped for several weeks but my current period is at 19+ days. Is this normal?

Not normal: The first menstrual cycle after an abortion is often a little "off" but bleeding for 19 days is not normal and should be evaluated. Hopefully you are considering starting birth control to prevent another unplanned pregnancy. This will also give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 5 months ago my periods was alittle normal but last month I had abnormal bleeding, this month I had no period at all. What's wrong?

#1 R/O pregnancy: #2 could be hormones not working correctly, #3 could be an ovarian cyst, or something wrong with the uterus or endometrium, so u need to see your obgyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had surgical abortion 3 weeks ago, now I start bleeding is this normal period?

I had surgical abortion 3 weeks ago, now I start bleeding is this normal period?

More than likely,: The bleeding you are experiencing is your period. It may or may not be "normal". It may take as long as 3 months for your menstrual periods to normalize following a surgical abortion. ...Read more

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5 weeks after my surgical abortion, I got my period. It's been 7 days and I'm still bleeding, is this normal? Also, it's the heaviest it's ever been.

5 weeks after my surgical abortion, I got my period. It's been 7 days and I'm still bleeding, is this normal? Also, it's the heaviest it's ever been.

Can happen: It may take a few cycles for your body to revert back to its pre surgical routine. Hopefully, your bleeding is slowing down. Call your provider if you are soaking a pad every hour, or if your bleeding does not stop in the 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion on June 28th and spotted/bleeding for 3 days after abortion and today July 12th I started my period is that normal?

Doubtful: After the abortion, the normal period would start 14 days after you ovulate, so as stated the dates do not correlate with the normal cycle unless you ovulated the day of the abortion or immediately after. ...Read more

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Had an abortion end of march and got the depo shot right after surgery had no period first month. Then spotting. Now bleeding 4 weeks after missing sh?

Had an abortion end of march and got the depo shot right after surgery had no period first month. Then spotting. Now bleeding 4 weeks after missing sh?

Withdrawal bleeding: Missing the Depo shot caused the endometrium to produce withdrawal bleeding. Depo provera shots also produce absence of periods and often irregularity with spotting. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks of my abortion I started bleeding again............................ Is this normal? I was 2 weeks pregnant but I took abortion pills, after that my period is started that was heavy flow....Everything is going normally but after 2 weeks o

After 2 weeks of my abortion I started bleeding again............................ Is this normal? I was 2 weeks pregnant but I took abortion pills, after that my period is started that was heavy flow....Everything is going normally but after 2 weeks o

The: The abortion pill works for terminating a pregancy. Many women experience bleeding immediately after taking the pills. Also, many women will experience heavy bleeding for weeks, a common side effect.
It is crucial you keep your doctor aprised of your bleeding since loss of blood can cause anemia, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc. Also, women who take the abortion pill are at risk for infection in the genitalia.
You are experiencing a normal side effect of the abortion pill, but you need to keep your doctor informed. ...Read more

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Is bleeding a month after abortion normal? I have pid, does this make my periods more painful?

Is bleeding a month after abortion normal? I have pid, does this make my periods more painful?

Yes, bleeding after: Termination has no specific time frame but not abnormal. I'm as summing you had pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease, in the past. There are several reasons one can have pelvic pain. If severe, there can be scar tissue from inflammation which can increase pain. If u got pregnant, meaning your tubes are open, it means your pid probably didn't cause much scarring. Consider the pill for pain. ...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

Dr. Alan Patterson
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