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Cramps and back pain after an abortion. Still having brownish discharge. Is it normal?

I had an abourtion 5 days ago, I have incread cramp and low back pain . and still have brown discharge . Is that normal? How long does it take to recover completely? The doctor said that I can return back to work the same day after surgery, but it is seems like not my case, I have sever dbdominal pain and lower back pain which affects my daily normal founctions.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
Usually after abortion spotting can be seen for one week to ten days and also some amount of cramping can also be seen.
But as you are having severe pain abdomen, if you had surgical procedure like D&C better to rule out pelvic infection once.
You consult your gynecologist and go for physical examination and ultrasound to rule out the possibility of infection or retained products.
If nothing is there you can take antispasmodics for pain relief.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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