Complications From Abortion

Some of the common complications are vaginal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and spotting. The serious complications after abortion are uterine perforation, bowel injury, cervical shock, retained products of conception, failed abortion, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

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I am a mother of two, and I suspect a pregnancy. Can you help me choose a suitable abortion method?

Query: Hello,I am almost 35 years old and a mother of two kids. I had unprotected sex, and I did not even take any emergency pill. Now I am afraid I may get pregnant. I got my last period in the last week of last month. I am waiting for my period to come, but I would like to go for an abortion if I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will list down the advantages and disadvantages of both for you. In medical abortion, you will take pills over three days and bleed for at least three days. After that, follow-up sonography will be done. In case it is incomplete, you might need a surgical abortio...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have lower abdominal pain after having after having abortion pills twice in the past year?

Query: Hello, My wife had an abortion pill two times in the past year. The first time she had it, there were no abnormal symptoms for one month, but the second time, she had been suffering from lower abdomen pain for over four months. She did not get her period for over two months, and we had to vacuum pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As she had abortion twice a year, she is most probably suffering from a subclinical uterine infection known as endometritis. This condition has to be treated with medicines. To relieve her pain temporarily, I suggest she tak...  Read Full »

After a miscarriage, why do I not bleed and only have thick brown discharge during periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old. I had a miscarriage and abortion a year back. After that, I started to have periods regularly every 26 days. But I do not have bleeding. I have only thick brown discharge two drops in a day and it lasts for two days. Usually, I use to have heavy periods for five to six d...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After D&C (dilation and curettage) abortion, scar tissues or adhesions are formed inside the uterus. It is referred to as Asherman syndrome. The majority of women have this syndrome with few periods or absence of periods. Sometimes, in men...  Read Full »

Why am I having a pain in my ovaries after a exercise after a surgical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my ovaries. It hurts to walk, and pain is worse after exercise. I had a surgical abortion seven months ago. Please help me. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see you have not been taking any medicines. Is it chronic pain since the abortion time? Does it happen only around periods or a continuous thing? Do you have any other issues like fever, nausea, fainting, etc.? Most probably, it is an infection that I feel base...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for bleeding profusely at five weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five weeks pregnant. From the last four days, I have bleeding. I consulted my doctor and she gave me a medicine but, it did not work. This is similar to what happened in my last pregnancy which I lost at two and a half months. So, I decided not to continue with this pregnancy. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand that it must be very distressing for you. But I do not understand why you want to take medicines for abortion when you already have had one previously. If you are still bleeding and the baby is viable (alive) on the scan, they would prescribe you ...  Read Full »

Why is there heavy bleeding and weakness after MTP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old married female and have twins. Last month, I was again pregnant with twins and for some reasons, opted for MTP. It was done in a hospital. Of late, there has been heavy bleeding and resulting weakness. At the time of the medical procedure, I was prescribed capsule Zevi...  Read Full »

Dr. Veena Madhankumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reason for heavy bleeding could be due to some retained products of conception. Get an ultrasound examination which will tell about the status of the uterine cavity. Cause for the tiredness may be anemia due to bleeding and so, please check your hemoglobin level. ...  Read Full »

Do I need to take Duoluton L pills for 21 days after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Duoluton-L pills for 21 days to be taken after 5 days of my D and C. She also advised me that I will get my normal periods after 21 days. Do I need to take all the pills? Or can I stop after taking around 16 or 17 pills?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Actually after any abortion, the patient might experience some spotting for a few weeks as well as irregular cycle. This pill will help you to subside this flow and will try to re-establish your regular cycle pattern. Moreover, there is an incidence of ovulatio...  Read Full »

After an abortion, my wife is facing difficulty in conceiving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying to conceive for the past two years. My wife had an abortion two years back during the second month of her pregnancy. The doctor said both of our reports are normal (HSG and sperm count). My wife underwent IUI two months back without any luck. She is taking Fertisure F and D...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many causes for difficulty in conceiving. They are as follows. Intrauterine adhesions. Adhesions around fallopian tube. Genital tuberculosis. Sperm quality. Weight gain. Endometriosis, etc. I would suggest you consult a gynecologist and resolve any of these ca...  Read Full »

I am pregnant.I do not want to carry my pregnancy.Can I take abortion pills?

Query: Hi, I was supposed to get my period on the 19th of this month. Generally, my period lasts 25 days, but it did not arrive this month. After taking a urine test using a pregnancy detection kit, I received a positive result. So, I think I am pregnant. I have not taken a scan or contacted a doctor. I do...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi and welcome to Since a urine pregnancy test result was positive, you are pregnant. However, it is very important to confirm the same by scan and to locate the pregnancy to make sure it is in the uterus and not outside, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies cannot...  Read Full »

I have some protruding tissue in the vagina and smaller breast after abortion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am nervous and anxious because sadly I had an abortion at 20 weeks. My primary doctor says that the vagina usually goes through trauma. I was not aware of that. However, my vagina is a little different a little longer to me. I see a little skin protruding when I open my lips. As wel...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I am sorry for having suffered an abortion of 20-week fetus. I can understand that you would have developed a bonding with the small baby inside you and indeed it is a big emotional and physical trauma. I have gone through the image (attachment removed to p...  Read Full »

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