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Continuous bleeding after a week of abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   We got an abortion done last sunday. My wife had little bleeding then and thereafter no bleeding. She started bleeding yesterday and she is still bleeding. i am getting concerned. Is this normal or do we need to go and see the doctor?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How many pads of bleeding occured yesterday and today?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   One yesterday and one today
Doctor :   Is it continous or intermittent?
User :   continous
Doctor :   So it just very slow and less in quantity as it is just one pad per day
Doctor :   Do you mean it is completely soaked or partial or just spotting?
User :   yeah , completely saoked
User :   and she has cramping and back pain as well
Doctor :   Ok, is the bleeding reduced than yesterday or increased?
User :   almost same ...
Doctor :   Any signs of fever or foul smelling discharge?
User :   no fever and no foul smelling discharge
Doctor :   Who did the abortion? A trained Gynecologist and where?
User :   A gynae
Doctor :   How many of pregnancy the abortion is done?
User :   in XXX
User :   first pregnancy
Doctor :   weeks*
User :   8 week
Doctor :   Ok, with your explanation It does not seem to be worrisome
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   it is normal to bleed till one week after abortion, that too after 7 weeks of pregnancy
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   So if the bleeding does not get any better and instead worsens, you should see the Gynecologist
Doctor :   on Monday
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Keep using dry and clean pads?
Doctor :   Do not panic
Doctor :   Regular activity and diet are ok
User :   ok ..
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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