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Bleeding heavily, back pain, cramping. Had abortion. Is this normal?

I had a medical abortion two weeks ago and i was bearly bleeding but now for two whole days iv been bleeding heavier and every time i go to the toilet i am passing blood clots is this normal also i am having bad cramping and my back is really painful also i am working so this is really making my life hell as i get scared togo to work and have to be there all day feeling bad,
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
After abortion usually the bleeding will stop within one week to ten days.
As your having excessive bleeding two weeks after the abortion, better to consult gynecologist once, get examined and go for one ultrasound.
By this the possible causes like retained products of conception or pelvic infection etc. can be find out or ruled out.
Depending on the result you can take the treatment.
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Take care.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
Bleeding is a common complication or outcome in medical abortions. However, when correctly done, this intensity of bleeding should be decreasing with time and should cease within a few days. Bleeding most of the time indicates that the products of conception were not completely evacuated. Doing a clinical evaluation and an ultrasound could be very informative in the management process. It also depends in the age at which the medical abortion is carried out. when done after the 8th week of pregnancy, complications like bleeding are more frequent.
I suggest you consult an obstetrician for clinical evaluation.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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