After an Abortion
What can you typically expect after an abortion? You will likely experience at least one or more of the following*:
- Bleeding – on average bleeding lasts 14 days, but can last as long as 21 days.
The above symptoms generally resolve within a week, but may sometimes last longer. If symptoms persist or become severe, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor. If you have the following complications after an abortion, call your doctor immediately:
- Heavy bleeding or passing large clots (larger than golf ball size).
- Bleeding that lasts more than 14 days.
- Fever over 100 degrees.
- Abdominal pain that is worse than a normal period.
- Signs of infection such as achiness and general feeling of illness.
- Vomiting that lasts more than 4 hours.
- Sudden abdominal swelling or rapid heart rate.
- Vaginal discharge that has increased in amount or smells bad.
- Pain, redness or swelling in the genital area.