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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I got my 1st period 7 wks after obortion. spotted for 2 days, then heavy bleeding for 8 days and again after 1 week of spotting had sex.then medium bleeding again for 10 days and this is 4 th day of spotting. My hcg levels are 5 a week back and no abnormalities in ultrasound report but lining was thick. Is this normal
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Post abortal DUB

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Irregular bleeding after abortion can be due to post abortal DUB.
Thick endometrial lining after abortion is suggestive of post abortal DUB.
This should be treated with cyclical progesterone hormone for 2-3 months.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 21 minutes later
Do you mean by birth control pills? i am planning to get pregnant as soon as possible. My doctor suggested BCP but i am afraid to take it. Are there any other progesterone pills that are not contraceptive? wht are other remedies besides BCP? Are there any side effects if I take these pills?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, it is always advisable to delay the pregnancy by 6 months after an abortion.
However, apart from birth control pills, you can be given medroxyprogesterone acetate to control DUB, however it is not advisable to conceive while taking this drug.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 11 hours later
can the periods regulate itself without any medications? i have heard that sometimes BCP make periods worse. I do not want to try different medications and mess my body again as i want to conceive soon. Any problems in just waiting for the periods to regulate itself.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Wait for 2-3 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, you can wait for 2-3 months for the spontaneous regulation of periods.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 8 hours later
seems like my endometrial thickness is 17.4 mm on ultrasound. Is this normal after obortion. How should should i take medications. can i take for a month and regulate my periods?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, endometrial thickness of 17.4 mm after abortion is slightly increased, however not absolutely abnormal.
Yes, you can take the medicine for a month to assess the periods.
Regards
Dd VerVerma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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