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.
  • Cramping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea/Vomiting

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.

 

*source: www.compasscare.info

Your First Look Women’s Center provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds to confirm viability, and information on all your options—abortion, adoption, and parenting. We do not provide or refer for abortion services. All services are free and confidential.