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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I am an unmarried girl who got aborted medically 1 week ago . Now I have to go to my family doctor for an ultrasound , MRI and CT since I have a cyst of 8 cm and my doctor is monitoring it . It has been 1 week since I got the abortion . I am terrified that she will detect my abortion . Is it possible to detect abortion after a week ? Can I claim the bleeding is my period ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detection not possible if the abortion is complete

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
No one will be able to detect that you have undergone abortion, if the abortion process was complete and no products of conception are left in the uterus.
Bleeding can be quoted as due to periods.
There is absolutely nothing to worry if the abortion process is complete.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
How long does it usually take for an abortion to he completed?. I am still bleeding lightly
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Complete in 5-7 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Abortion is usually completes in 5-7 days.
Slight bleeding may continue for few more days.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 35 hours later
How can I know if the abortion was successful. Except for nipple soreness I never had any symptom . This has reduced completely . I was 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and I didn't see any sac or embryo come out . My ultrasound had showed a sac and yolk with perigestational bleeding before I started the abortion . Is there any way that it failed ? Since I didn't have much bleeding except for 2 3 hours of taking the tablet and then light bleeding with mild cramping .
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ultrasound advised

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Bleeding after a 5 weeks 5 days abortion is not likely to be very heavy.
So, if the symptoms has waned off, then the abortion is likely to be completed.
You can get a ultrasound to check whether the abortion is complete.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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