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What causes stomach cramps and vaginal bleeding post abortion?

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: I had an abortion on Thursday, so about 5 days ago, but cramps and bleeding started Saturday and won't go away. The blood is of normalish flow if it were to be my period, but it's not, and the blood is bright red rather than dark. Is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is mostly normal, but need more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Did you have a medical or a surgical abortion ?
Please let me know that .
How many weeks pregnant were you ?
Generally, some amount of bleeding is normal for upto a week after an abortion, so this could be normal, but I need more details.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.
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What causes stomach cramps and vaginal bleeding post abortion?

Brief Answer: Is mostly normal, but need more details. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Did you have a medical or a surgical abortion ? Please let me know that . How many weeks pregnant were you ? Generally, some amount of bleeding is normal for upto a week after an abortion, so this could be normal, but I need more details. Looking forward to hearing from you. Take care.