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heavy bleeding during periods after surgical abortion

By Anonymous September 16, 2015 - 5:50am
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3 months back i had my surgical abortion it was 5 to 6 weeks pregnancy.Initially i was medicated and medicine was inserted into my vagina by doctor .After insertion of medicine i started bleeding with pain after some hour usually as that happens during abortion.My bleeding was reduced but still i was badly into pain then even after 3 days then i intimated this to my doctor and finally i had surgical abortion.My first period after abortion was on time i had normal bleeding but my period last for 6 day that is not normal to me as my periods last for 3 to 4 day with normal bleeding.Since after i am getting heavy bleeding during my periods and my periods lasting for 6 to 7 day.with normal n usual cramping problem is only heavy bleeding.

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Hi, I was 5 weeks pregnant when I had a surgical abortion on 3rd May 2017. 1st period started a month after and lasted for 7 days with heavy flow. Then again 2 weeks later I noticed blood clots and slight bleeding for a day and it stopped. Two weeks later again on 8th of July (this month) my period started and is continuing till date (10th july). Blood flow isn't alarmingly heavy but I read everywhere that my 1st period was supposed to be light when it wasn't in my case. I didn't take any pregnancy tests after the abortion. I've also had sex since. Should I be worried?

July 10, 2017 - 1:55am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us for advice regarding the chance in your periods since having a surgical abortion.

Please contact the physician who performed the abortion. The heavy bleeding that is lasting longer than normal for you is serious and cannot be ignored.

Your physician is your best resource, who knows your medical history and can do a physical examination.


September 16, 2015 - 8:44am
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