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By Anonymous January 19, 2018 - 3:36pm
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Hello I had an abortion 13 weeks ago on Monday night I had horrendous pains from 7pm-7pm then started heavy period & severe cramps had to take two days of work? Is this normal

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Was this your first period after the abortion? Generally speaking, the first ovulation after an abortion should kick right back in and could start as early as 7-10 days. Similarly, your menstrual cycle should start within 4-8 weeks. If you have undergone a surgical abortion, chances are your first period after abortion would be lighter and would not last long. However, after a surgical abortion, if your first period is heavier and much longer in duration, it's advised to call your doctor. If you have undergone a medical abortion (abortion induced after taking medicine), you should expect more substantial and more extended periods in your first cycle. It's always best to speak to your doctor about your concerns.


January 19, 2018 - 5:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Yes it’s my first period in 13 weeks after abortion really heavy bleeding severe pain

January 20, 2018 - 1:07am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again,

I can understand why you would be concerned. Speaking with your doctor will ease your mind.


January 20, 2018 - 9:06am
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