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Is having an abortion painful?
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Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends
For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used.
If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation.

In brief: Depends
For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used.
If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation.
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