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Bleeding after abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I had a medical abortion in early November and my cycle started and has been on for 13 days now and counting. Is this normal?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Is this your first period after the medical abortion?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   Think it's my second. 36
Doctor :   Did you have normal period before this?
User :   YES - all my life
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain, passing clots/masses associated with this bleeding?
Doctor :   Are you on pills?
User :   I did pass some clots when my period first started and yes there is some abdominal pain, but it is not severe - felt like normal cramping. No, I'm not on the pill
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User :   no
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Menstrual bleeding is affected by multiple factors.
User :   I am also having some crampingin my legs
Doctor :   Since you report of a recent medical abortion, one needs to rule out a possibility of incomplete abortion
User :   I was wondering about that, I returned to the clinic for my follow up visit and they told me my uterus was clear, but hte pregnancy test came back positive
Doctor :   If pregnancy test is positive, then you still can have some remanants in the uterus which needs to be cleared.
Doctor :   You will need a repeat examination, ultrasound test and if there are remnants of incomplete abortion, it needs to be treated.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult a gynecologist who can guide you through these procedure.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes, I need to see my normal gynecologist.
Doctor :   A gynecologist is the right person to see you through this current symptom.
User :   probably not the clinic I went to initially
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no, thank you!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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