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Constant bleeding after abortion, sudden swelling in feet, tingling sensation. Should I be worried?

hi! I had an abortion 16 days ago.. i m still bleeding , not heavily but constantly. I have been active and going to work sometimes for long hours. since yesterday my feel have become very swollen so much that my shoes feel snug. also some tinkling sensation in my feel and legs. please let me know if there is anything i should worry about. Thank you
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
Minor amount of bleeding / spotting is normal for upto 2 - 3 weeks following an abortion.
However, post any kind of medical / surgical abortion, it is mandatory to have a follow up visit with your gynecologist to confirm that the procedure is complete and the uterine cavity is empty. An ultrasound will confirm this.
Regarding your swelling and tingling, I think you should evaluate your blood pressure, because pedal edema could be because of high blood pressure.
Also tingling in the limbs could be because of vitamin B complex deficiency, or early diabetes.
Sometimes, standing and working for prolonged periods, particularly post an abortion, can cause edema in the feet.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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