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I had a surgical abortion 2 days ago and my stomach is really swollen. Is this normal and how long does it last?

I had a surgical abortion 2 days ago and my stomach is really swollen. Is this normal and how long does it last?

Ok but: This is ok as long as there is no fever, foul smelling discharge, heavy bleeding and urination and bowels are ok. If you don't feel well in any other way, it's safest to seek care. If just swollen belly, drink warm tea, chicken broth and apply a heating pad. ...Read more

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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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I was 17weeks and I had an abortion and now my feet are swollen?

I was 17weeks and I had an abortion and now my feet are swollen?

AB at 17 weeks: Swollen feet following a 17 week termination of pregnancy may be due to inactivity recovering from the difficult procedure at 17 weeks, or the IV fluids usually given during such terminations. This should resolve with normal activities soon, but if it persists, see your gyn surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Hello. ..had an abortion two months ago and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen. But there is no pain or anything.

Hello. ..had an abortion two months ago and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen. But there is no pain or anything.

LAP foll termination: ZMcFarland~ this is probably normal post D&C pain. BUT ~ see that there is no incr temp, no frequency, no bleeding/spotting, pain is not severe cramps and periods resume after about 3 months usually if you had a normal cycle before this pregnancy and that you discuss birth control w Dr. Thanks ...Read more

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What do it mean when you're stomach start hurting everyday like a month after an abortion?

What do it mean when you're stomach start hurting everyday like a month after an abortion?

Several items: It could be the uterus contracting still. You could have inflammation of the uterine muscle. Both would respond to Ibuprofen. You might need an ultrasound to see if anything was left behind in the uterus. If you have a fever or chills then it is an infection. Best to follow up. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get sharp pains in my stomach after just having an abortion what could that be?

Cramps: It's normal to have cramping afterwards. Are you taking ibuprofen? That may help; try 600mg every 6 hours. If it gets worse or you have fevers, call your doc/clinic. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdominal still 4 years later after my abortion. Nothing I try helps to get it away. Could this be a serious problem?

I have a swollen abdominal still 4 years later after my abortion. Nothing I try helps to get it away. Could this be a serious problem?

It is unrelated: What a "swollen abdomen" means to each person is different. If you mean you do not have a perfectly flat stomach, this is normal as the years pass. The abdominal wall muscle tone becomes looser & a little bit of NORMAL subcutaneous fat may protrude. If by swollen abdomen you mean a truly protruding mass, then diagnosis of a problem inside the abdomen needs to be pursued. It is not from abortion. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago but discovered bloating in my abdomen three days ago....could this be a normal condition and how can I control it?

I had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago but discovered bloating in my abdomen three days ago....could this be a normal condition and how can I control it?

Bloating: Bloating is probably not related to a termination of pregnancy 3 weeks ago. It could be from taking pain medication, digestive issues, hormonal changes, constipation, dietary changes and others. If it does not resolve then see a doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I would like to know is previous abortion can be found in abdominal and pelvical scan now?

No: Unless it was a surgical abortion. In late term abortion the cervix may have certain characteristics suggestive of previous abortion and this may be seen on a pelvic exam/pap smear. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion today and after taking azthromicin that night my stomach was making loud noises, and I ate before taking it. Is this normal?

I had a surgical abortion today and after taking azthromicin that night my stomach was making loud noises, and I ate before taking it. Is this normal?

Likely due to food: Your "stomach noises" are more likely related to what you ate, less likely azithromycin, but not surgical abortion procedure. Regardless, your symptoms sound minor. However, immediate seek medical attention if you develop severe abdominal/pelvic pain, excessive vaginal bleeding or discharge, fever, or vomiting. ...Read more

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After abortion when can I start doing abdominal workouts and heavy weights?

After abortion when can I start doing abdominal workouts and heavy weights?

Work out: Wait 10 days to heal, then start light and progress slowly - take 4 weeks to really exert yourself. ...Read more

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How long does bloated stomach after surgical abortion last?

How long does bloated stomach after surgical abortion last?

Bloating: Its depends on the reason for bloating. Multiple benign causes are possible such as post surgical swelling or constipation. See a doctor for severe pain or discomfort which could be indicative of bleeding or infection. You may be "bloated" for a few days. ...Read more

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Does bloated stomach after surgical abortion goes back to normal?

Does bloated stomach after surgical abortion goes back to normal?

Yes: Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and keeping regular fiber intake to have regular bowel movements. If you have pain in the belly, constipation, fever? --- see MD ...Read more

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Why has my clitourous and vagina gone so swollen and red after a surgical abortion?

Post op Complication: It sounds like an infection. You would have been sent home with post operative notes on what to expect and when to phone your surgeon. It surely sounds like you are having a post-operative complication and should immediately contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a surgery abortion 48 hours ago. I had no bleeding at all, feeling light pain every 15 minuts and my stomach swelling a lot. Please advice?

Follow up: Light abdominal pain as you describe as expected after a surgical procedure. If you feel that this is out of the ordinary though I recommend following up with your surgeon. Likely you were given pain medication to cope with pain. Take that as directed as well. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 3 days ago, and I've been having persistent pain in my bottom left abdominal area, I guess where my ovaries are. What could it be?

Variety of causes: The worst thing would be perforation of the uterus during the procedure, but there are other things. A ruptured ovarian cyst, constipation (especially if you are using narcotic pain meds), gas pain, and infection are all possible issues. Some mild cramping after a d;c is normal, but you may need further evaluation if this is severe. ...Read more

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Abortion using misoprostol and mifepristone. Burning sensation in abdomen occurs.

Abortion using misoprostol and mifepristone. Burning sensation in abdomen occurs.

What is question?: Probably you are having cramping, which is very common after misoprostol. Where is burning? Does it go anywhere? Does it come and go? Any bleeding? How much? Any fevers? Nausea vomiting? ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more