Women can experience a wide range of physical effects after an abortion. What can you expect? At least one or more of the following:
- Bleeding – on average bleeding lasts 14 days, but can last as long as 21 days.1
These symptoms typically resolve within a week, sometimes longer. If symptoms persist or become severe, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor. Know when to seek immediate help.
1 Davis A, Westhoff C, De Nonno L (2000). Bleeding patterns after early abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol or manual vacuum aspiration. J Am Med Womens Assoc, 5(3 Suppl):141-4; Harwood B, Meckstroth KR, Mishell DR, Jain JK (2001). Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels and endometrial thickness after medical abortion. Contraception 63(4):255-6.