Your first period will usually return between 4 to 8 weeks following a successful abortion. It is not uncommon for your first few periods to be heavier and last longer than usual. After an abortion, it is important that you take all the time you need to look after yourself. We are here to support you.
What is your first period like after an abortion?
Your first period may be heavier than usual if you had a medical abortion because your body has to remove all of the extra tissue from your uterus. You might also pass some small blood clots. Periods after a surgical abortion may be lighter at first. They should normalize within a few months.
What are signs of an incomplete abortion?
Signs of an Incomplete Abortion
- Bleeding more than expected.
- Bleeding that doesn’t get lighter after the first few days.
- Bleeding that lasts more than three weeks.
- Very severe pain or cramps.
- Pain that lasts longer than a few days.
- Discomfort when anything presses on your belly.
How long do you bleed after an abortion at 7 weeks?
Normal symptoms that most women will experience after a medical abortion include: Bleeding or spotting for up to 14 days. Bleeding may last longer for pregnancies of more than 7 weeks.
What happens to your body after an abortion?
After having an abortion, you’ll probably have some period-type pains, stomach cramps and vaginal bleeding. This should start to gradually improve after a few days, but can last for 1 to 2 weeks. This is normal and is usually nothing to worry about. The bleeding is usually similar to normal period bleeding.
When do your periods start after birth?
Your period will typically return about six to eight weeks after you give birth, if you aren’t breastfeeding. If you do breastfeed, the timing for a period to return can vary.
Is it normal to feel movement in your stomach after abortion?
People who’ve been pregnant may experience phantom kicks, or a sensation that a baby is in their abdomen. This feeling is most common soon after delivery, but some people experience it even years later. Likewise, people who have had a miscarriage or abortion may experience this sensation.
Will an incomplete abortion pass on its own?
While many miscarriages pass on their own, some do not. These are called incomplete and missed miscarriages. Incomplete miscarriage. Some of the pregnancy tissue stays in the uterus after the miscarriage.
Can abortion happen without bleeding?
Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding? Most of the time, bleeding is the first sign of a miscarriage. However, a miscarriage can occur without bleeding, or other symptoms may appear first. Many women prefer the term pregnancy loss to miscarriage.
Can antibiotics treat incomplete abortion?
The value of routine antibiotics before surgical evacuation of the uterus in women with incomplete abortion is controversial. In some health centres antibiotic prophylaxis is advised; in others antibiotics are only prescribed when there are signs of infection.
How do you get a flat stomach after a miscarriage?
Include fruit juice in your diet with drinking an adequate amount of water daily. Exercising: Exercising is one of the best ways to lose weight, and keep your body and mind relaxed. Don’t do strenuous workouts, be slow and steady, and begin by doing moderate walks, cycling or swimming.
How long will I pass clots after abortion?
Expect to bleed like a normal menstrual period, and you may pass small blood clots. Bleeding usually stops after 1-2 weeks, but some women spot until their next period. Sometimes you may have a short episode of pain, with a gush of blood or a clot several weeks after the abortion – contact us if this continues.
Does your stomach get bigger after an abortion?
You may notice some abdominal swelling or bloating following your procedure. Some swelling is normal and may last for 3 to 5 days.