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 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi and welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Query: Hi I had miscarriage & then abortion in hospital a year back. After that till now I have periods every month same timing like 26 days. But no bleeding at all. Only thick brown discharge 2 drops in a day and it only lasts 2 days. I used to have very heavy 5-6 days periods. I am 37 years old. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniaq.com I understand your concer . After an D& C abortion happens that inside the uterus forms scar tissues or adhesions ,it calls the Asherman Syndrome The majority of woman having these syndrome ,have few or no period .Sometimes woman mestruating but the blood is unable to ...  Read Full »

Is self abortion recommended in hypertensive patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to have a natural abortion because I have no other choice. What could you suggest to successfully achieve this goal? I am currently taking anti-depressants and BP medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Y Siva Roja

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no acceptable or approved method to have a natural abortion. If it happens on its own that would be a different issue, but you doing something on your own to have an abortion is not at all recommended. Please do not brush away my opinion as something you ha...  Read Full »

I did not get period after taking Cytotec for abortion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got pregnant in march this year and got it aborted through medicines (Cytotec). I took two doses as the first dose failed to work. Till this month, my monthly period cycle was absolutely fine. I was supposed to have periods on the 21st of june. Still I have not got my periods. I did...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Health issues because of abortion pills are that you may continue to bleed for 16 days or so, and also there may be incomplete abortion or some times no effect at all (failure) as you have already experienced. So it is not possible to continue pregnancy also after ta...  Read Full »

Why is my period light after an abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I had an abortion 6 months ago using the suction method. Since then, my period has been very light and lasts only a day. I had an abortion earlier too using the same method and did not experience anything as such. What could be the problem? What do you advise for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms you described indicate that it is due to either estrogen deficiency or a condition called Asherman's syndrome (adhesion or fibrosis of the endometrium after dilation and curettage). Though this is uncommon after an abortion by s...  Read Full »

I am getting clots after using abortion kit, but no periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I got clot after using abortion kit, but no periods. Before going to the doctor, I got two days period in that also I got clots. I am unable to understand my situation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following the intake of proper dosage of abortion kit, complete abortion occurs in more than 95 % of cases. Bleeding following consumption of abortion kit is variable, sometimes heavy with passages of clots, tissues sometimes it may be like menstrual bleeding. The bl...  Read Full »

I had an abortion and I am scared about perforated uterus. Will I be able to conceive again?

Query: Hello doctor, I did an abortion seven years before, and I have not got any complications since then. But I was reading about the perforated uterus, and now I am worried. I do not have any medical issues, and my concern is that I am getting scared I might not be able to conceive again.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your concern, and it is quite understandable. Uterine perforation usually occurs if abortion is being performed by the use of sharp instruments and vigorous curettage. If the abortion was undertaken with medicines only then, there is no such chanc...  Read Full »

How to confirm abortion after taking abortion kit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse on the 11th. My menses date was on 26th of the same month, but I missed my menses. I had a pregnancy test after eight days and it was positive. I took the first set of abortion pills on the same day at 6:30 PM. At 10:30 PM, I started to have bleeding and the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you have not mentioned the name of the pills or the pack that you have taken for medical abortion. From the set of pills, I understand that you have taken two pills at 6.30 PM and then a second set of Misoprostol pills at 10 AM after 16 hours. This is a wron...  Read Full »

How to do abortion at 8 weeks using Mifegest kit?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 weeks pregnant. I got Mifegest kit as I want to discontinue the pregnancy. After taking the first pill today afternoon I would be taking next two pills after 48 hours orally. So, when should I take another two pills? Should I take it orally or vaginally? As bleeding is expected af...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using oral medications after seven weeks of pregnancy may lead to heavy bleeding. Please ensure that you can attend a hospital with blood bank facility in your easy reach if any mishap of such kind happens. The Misoprostol tablets 200 mcg into four tablets should be in...  Read Full »

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