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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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When do I expect my period after medical abortion?

When do I expect my period after medical abortion?

4-6 weeks: For a woman with regular periods, the first period after any kind of abortion is about 4-6 weeks after the bleeding of the passed tissue. ...Read more

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

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

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Having brown discharge instead of ist period after medical abortion. What will I do now? Pregnancy test is negative. Thank u.

Having brown discharge instead of ist period after medical abortion. What will I do now? Pregnancy test is negative. Thank u.

Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very light one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. The first period after a miscarriage or abortion is often a little irregular. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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This is my first period after medical abortion. Heavy flow with lots of clots. Is this normal? Would sometimes feel lightheaded.

This is my first period after medical abortion. Heavy flow with lots of clots. Is this normal? Would sometimes feel lightheaded.

Normal: When you have a period after a pregnancy the lining is usually thicker due to the hormonal changes and you flow more. Drink plenty of fluids and iron rich foods. If it lasts more then 7 days or if you continue to feel dizzy see your doctor. Any chance you could be pregnant again? Discuss contraception with your doctor. ...Read more

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When after an medical abortion do you get your period?

Within a month: Typically it will occur in the next couple of weeks, but can take as long as a month. ...Read more

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After a medical abortion, how many days before you get your period again?

Depends: It all depends on how far along your were and how long it takes for the pregnancy hormone to disappear. It could be weeks before periods return to normal. ...Read more

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Heavy period 2 weeks after last one and 10 weeks after medical abortion?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods after medication usage for abortions is not uncommon. However, if it is too heavy, is not stopping, and you are getting weak and or dizzy etc from too much bleeding, be sure than to see your Doctor for an evaluation and some testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After medical abortion my first period continuing 15 days. Is it normal? How long it will continue.

After medical abortion my first period continuing 15 days. Is it normal? How long it will continue.

Check with AB MD: No, this is not normal for the first period after medical abortion. It is necessary that you contact your Abortion MD for follow up as the procedure may not have been completed and devoid of products of conception. ...Read more

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Hi. Its been 2 months sincn my GF had a medical Abortion. She's yet to see her period. Why. Pls Help?

Hi. Its been 2 months sincn my GF had a medical Abortion. She's yet to see her period. Why. Pls Help?

No period: If you resume unprotected sex within the first month assume she is pregnant again and check a pregnancy test. Otherwise it could be an elevation of prolactin associated with pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is negative have her schedule with her physician. ...Read more

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Its my 1st period after medical termination n its vry light. Is it normal? My BP 125/85 and pulse 92 bpm. During my abortion (6wks bak) I bleeded 4 15 day

Can be normal.: Your endometrium/uterine lining may not have built up as thickly as usual after your abortion so it's certainly possible that this is just a light period. However if you've had unprotected intercourse, this could also be a pregnancy and you should get tested if that's the case. ...Read more

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How long after an medical abortion should someone get a period?

How long after an medical abortion should someone get a period?

4-6 weeks: On average it may take 4-6 weeks after a medical abortion to resume menstruation. Your previous menstrual history may affect this time interval and it could be longer. You should already be using contraception, because you ovulate before you menstruate and could very well conceive again if you are having unpprotected sex. ...Read more

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I got a medical abortion 12.29.14 my current period has lasted 12 days & counting is this normal?

Menorrhagia: Hi Shawn816
The important question to ASK: did you have a normal period 01/29/15 and 02/29/15 or have you been bleeding non-stop since the abortion? If you had 2 normal periods and bleeding heavily now, its probably within normal (so watch and wait) except that if the bleeding is severe you shd see your OB GYN. If the bleeding is non-stop you should definitely see a doc. Take IRON supplements thx ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion no period yet?

Need more info: How long ago did you have the abortion? Have you has sex since then? If you had sex, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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3 weeks after my medical abortion no period only spotting on and off. Should I be concerned?

3 weeks after my medical abortion no period only spotting on and off. Should I be concerned?

No: I can take several weeks for cycles to return to normal following an abortion. I recommend waiting 3 months for cycles to become regular. If still abnormal, seek care. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion and its been 4 weeks after my period came but its 7 days and counting and heavy?

Extra tissue passing: There is a greater amount of endometrial and gestational material that passes with the first period after a medical abortion. However, a seven day period is excessive when heavy and you need to see the abortion MD again to be certain that all of the gestational material was indeed passed previously by ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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It's been 9 weeks since my medical abortion (I was 5 weeks 4 days) and I still haven't gotten my period. Is that normal?

It's been 9 weeks since my medical abortion (I was 5 weeks 4 days) and I still haven't gotten my period. Is that normal?

Obgyn visit: You will need to see an Obgyn for an evaluation. A pregnancy test can be done. You can discuss options for menstrual cycle control and discuss your birth control options. Your doctor can determine if any further testing can be done ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion five weeks ago and still have not seen my period what could be the cause and when do I expect it?

I had a medical abortion five weeks ago and still have not seen my period what could be the cause and when do I expect it?

Seek help: It is very important to be 100% certain that the medication worked. Be sure to check in with a doctor or provider who is experienced in the management of medical abortions to be sure proper follow-up as been done. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion 3 months ago the first period came 6 weeks after is the second period going to come around the same time?

I had a medical abortion 3 months ago the first period came 6 weeks after is the second period going to come around the same time?

It Varies: After a medical abortion (or any abortion), it may take several cycles before your body gets back to "normal." realize your cycle length and duration may change somewhat. For example, you may go from a 28 to 29 or 30 day cycle, which is also normal. Please see your ob/gyn if you have any more concerns. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion 7 weeks ago. I have taken plan b twice. I still haven't gotten a period yet- just occasional spotting- should I be worried?

I had a medical abortion 7 weeks ago. I have taken plan b twice. I still haven't gotten a period yet- just occasional spotting- should I be worried?

Menses: When you quit being pregnant it can be a few months for your body to get back into rhythm. Ususally it is a few, bur for some women it can be up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Had medical abortion now 3mths aftr still no period but having large amnt of pain in vagnl and abdmnl areas on irregulr occasns. Plvc ultrasnd is clr.

Need further studies: You need to have a GYN due additional studies to rule out Asherman's syndrome whereby the lining of the womb has been too vigorously removed at the time of surgery. A Provera (medroxyprogesterone) challenge test to stimulate menstruation and Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy may follow. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion and my first period came 6 weeks later... But there is no sign of the second period...Is it going to be as late as the first?

Possibly: Thank you for the question. First, take a pregnancy test to make sure your hormone levels have trended back to zero. I would give your body up to three cycles to see what is going on, as long as you had regular cycles prior to this pregnancy. Lastly, if there is any evidence of infection- fever, pain, abnormal discharge/smell f/u with an obgyn. ...Read more

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5 weeks&4days after medical abortion no period till now feeling very tierd all day, any chance of being pregnant??

Yes: Medical abortions are not 100% effective (nothing in medicine is). If you haven't had any bleeding, you could still be pregnant. See your doctor for follow up. You may need a surgical abortion/D$C. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a period 5 weeks after medical abortion and again 7 weeks after? With brown spotting in between

No: You need to contact the abortion provider and discuss this symptom and possible be re-examined to be sure the procedure was complete. ...Read more