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I'm 27, female I'm getting a surgical abortion tomorrow. My last period was beginning of Jan. What should I expect during and after surgical abortion?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine

In brief: Dilation & Curettage

You will have an IV (needle) put in your arm or hand.
Your doctor will give you fluids and medicines through the IV. Some of these medicines will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, or numb during the procedure. After a D and C, your doctor or nurse will watch you for a few hours to make sure you don't have any problems. Most women get their monthly period within 4 to 6 weeks after a D and C.

In brief: Dilation & Curettage

You will have an IV (needle) put in your arm or hand.
Your doctor will give you fluids and medicines through the IV. Some of these medicines will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, or numb during the procedure. After a D and C, your doctor or nurse will watch you for a few hours to make sure you don't have any problems. Most women get their monthly period within 4 to 6 weeks after a D and C.
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