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May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....
Very rarely: Complications of abortions are very rare - under 2% for abortions less than 12 weeks gestation. Long term complications are even rarer, and complications of medical abortions are rarer still. If there is a complication, the most common one is an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better to wait: Until you've had an ultrasound done that confirms that the abortion was completed and that the uterus is empty, then you should probably wait. If there are still products inside or if you're still going to bleed then your cervix may be open and be prone to infection. Best to wait until you complete your follow up. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical abortion: The medications used have no long-term side effects. Bleeding can last up to 4 weeks but it can be as long as 8 weeks. Breast tenderness resolves in 2 weeks. Nausea resolves within 2 days. Period returns 6-8 weeks after taking the medication. The HCG hormone lowers slowly. The pregnancy test should be negative or trace positive within 2 weeks after the abortion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek Support: Terminating a pregnancy is often a complicated decision. It's not uncommon for negative thoughts and feelings to follow. One of the best options is to seek support either professionally or with family, friends. Pick the option that feels the safest, so you're more incline to share. ...Read more
I had a medical abortion and my follow up is today but the place i went to was terrible and really I can't imagine going back there, what can I do?
That depends on how: You plan to masturbate. T is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete ; you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more
HCG drops: Just like after a miscarriage or a d;c, blood levels of HCG have to drop to zero first. The higher it started the longer generally for it to come down. Unfortunately some abortions, like miscarriages, are also incomplete. This is something to talk with your real live doctor about. ...Read more
Maybe ok?: Some women will not have a lot of pain. But you should have cramping, bleeding and pass tissue. Be sure you're under the care of a doctor or other provider experienced in managing medical abortions. You need follow-up. In some cases the medications don't work. You need to be 100% certain that there isn't a continuing pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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