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bleeding after surgical abortion, period after abortion

A: Dear Mandy, The bleeding you are describing after a surgical abortion sounds completely normal.  It is normal to have irregular bleeding for the month after the abortion, and it is normal to have a period that is not quite normal.  Red blood, brown blood, spotting, clots, intermittent heavier bleeding are all normal.  The main concern with bleeding is when it is heavier than a period every day for more than three weeks, or if you also have significant cramping with it.  So, what you describe sounds doesn"t lead me to have any concerns....
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sex & bleeding after surgical abortion

A: Dear Stacey, You should have been informed when you had the abortion that you should not have sex for 2 or more weeks for healing. I would advise you to go to your doctor, not the one who did the abortion, and have a check up. I can"t tell you when the bleeding should stop but it"s important to your health to not have extended bleeding. I would advise you to abstain from sex, ask your doctor about this. Also, you can ask the pregnancy test question to a pregnancy resource center. Find one in your area by going to http://www.optionline.org or call 1-800-395-HELP. Or try this website to find a local pregnancy center. http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/worldwide_directory.asp Please...
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bleeding after surgical abortion

A: Cindy, I agree that it would be a good idea to get a second opinion.  Usually bleeding for more than 3 weeks is retained products.  The treatment is usually a repeat procedure.  I don"t know where you live, but you may want to look at my website: earlyabortion.com to see if there is a private doctor near you who can evaluate you.  I hope this is helpful, Doctor Joan...
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Pain and bleeding after surgical abortion

A: Dear Mindy, Cramping and passing clots 5 days after a procedure sounds like a condition called "retained products."  It simply means that some of the pregnancy lining that was in the uterus has not completely passed.  Your uterus is cramping and trying to push it out.  It is harmless, and usually resolves on its own.  Take ibuprofen (motrin, advil) 800mg every 6 hours, around the clock.  This should relieve the cramping. If the motrin doesn"t work, or if the cramping does not resolve in 24-48 hours, or if the pain is getting worse, or if you have a fever, you should be evaluated to make sure it is not an infection.  If the uterus is unable to naturally pass the tissue or clot, you can opt to have a repeat procedure.  The...
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still bleeding weeks after surgical abortion

A: Hi Noelle, Thanks for your question. I"ve been getting more and more questions about prolonged bleeding after abortion. Other women are going through it too, and I can understand that would be scary. I really think at this point, you should call your doctor to see what he/she thinks. Try to calm down because you really need to get enough sleep and please eat! If you have any post abortion problems, you can email me for counseling. DCHERYL51@yahoo.com and put ALLEXPERTS in the subject line. I would like to hear from you. Sincerely, Diane Cheryl...
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Menses after surgical abortion

A: Dear Natalie, Your pregnancy test should be negative by now.  I would suggest that you check it so that you don"t worry about it.  Most commonly, you should get your period 3-6 weeks after the abortion.  This is completely normal.  Sometimes it can take up to 3 months.  There is absolutely nothing to be concerned about as long as the abortion was complete and you don"t get pregnant again.  Ejaculate near the vagina is most likely safe, but not 100%. I hope this is helpful, Doctor Joan Earlyabortionoptions.com New York City...
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bleeding, birth control after surgical abortion

A: Dear Mia, There may be several reasons for a delayed period after a surgical abortion.  From what I can tell, you started on birth control pills within a week of the surgical abortion.   Birth control pills started within a week of an abortion should be effective immediately, and you should not have gotten pregnant when you had unprotected sex two weeks later.  That said, it is possible.  The easiest thing to do would be to check a urine pregnancy test.  By now it should come out negative from the initial pregnancy. The more likely reasons for a delayed period are 1) that it is common and normal to have...
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after surgical abortion

A: Hi Carmen, Thanks for your question. When I first got married 15 years ago, I was really afraid that I would get pregnant. My daughter was 15 and I just didn"t think I wanted to start another family at the time. I don"t really know what to tell you. Are you a religious person at all? My daughter is a Christian (well, I am too) but anyway, her and her husband don"t believe in birth control and believe that every child is a gift from God. Just wondered if you might consider that thought. I don"t recommend any kind of hormonal birth control, even the Mirena IUD. I have read too many women complaining of side effects and ill health. So anyway, I don"t blame you for being afraid of being pregnant if you don"t want to be. What do you think of a spermicide or foam combined with the condom? You...


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Pain after surgical abortion

A: Dear Marcia, It would be extremely unlikely to have an infection from the abortion 6 weeks later. Infection usually occurs within days of the procedure.  It is probably unrelated, and yes, you should get checked for a kidney infection if you are having similar symptoms. Doctor Joan EarlyabortionOptions.com New York City...
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What Is a Non-surgical abortion?

A: Non-surgical abortion is a method of abortion that uses oral and sometimes suppository medications to terminate an early pregnancy. Non-surgical abortion typically relies on the ingestion of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone can cause a miscarriage in women who are less than nine weeks pregnant. Misoprostol is often administered to help the womb expel the pregnancy. Collectively, the drugs used to perform a non-surgical abortion are often known as RU-486, and they are generally limited in their availability. RU-486, the drug combination typically used to perform a medical or non-

 
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