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Concerned about severe bleeding after Abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i had an abortion on January 18, 2011. I have been bleeding everyday since then but it wasn't anything to extreme. I went in last Thursday for the follow-up appointment and she said my cervix looked good and that the pregnancy test came up negative. Last night I started bleeding really heavily and started passing larger clots than I have been the last few weeks. Same thing is happening today I have awful cramps and I wont be bleeding for a few hours and all of a sudden a huge clot will pass and a lot of bright blood will come out. I've soaked through the pad, my underwear and leaked onto my pants more than once. Please help!
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi, do you think something is wrong?
Doctor :   i am going theu your query
User :   okay, thank you.
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   i am 21
Doctor :   ok now you are bleeding continuously ?
User :   it's slowed down a little bit in the last half hour but yes i am still bleeding
Doctor :   well any bleed for 12 to 14 days continuous. needs medical attention
User :   when i went to my follow up appointment she said that you can bleed up to 8 weeks after procedure. it wasn't a problem before but yesterday and today it's so heavy i'm bleeding through my clothes and that is what has me worried
Doctor :   you also have abdominal pain ?
Doctor :   so you need to see a physician
Doctor :   its something not to be taking lightly
User :   i mean they feel like menstrual cramps but if you think i should see something i will
Doctor :   you do need to
Doctor :   you are losing blood and it will cause you further complications
Doctor :   with heavy bleeding
Doctor :   you need to rest
Doctor :   and set up an appointment
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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