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Lower abdominal cramping, bleeding with foul smell after an abortion. Need to go to emergency?

i had an abortion last march 16th of this year though medical pills and everything seems to be normal.As expected, I had episodes of lower abdominal cramping that is tolerable and the blleding is not that heavy..It s just these past four days the bleeding changed from bright red to dark brown and started to ommit a foul smell..I never had a fever and uncontrollable pain.My next doctor appointment is not until next week and I m very concerned about it. Should i go to the ER or wait for a week for my follow up.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It seems that you have some retained products of conception after a medical abortion. This is common and you need to see your obstetrician who can check your uterus if necessary and do the needfull. It is also possible that you might have an infection.

It is unlikely that much will be done in the A and E unless you develop something that requires immediate intervention. Unless you develop increased discharge, bleeding or any other symptoms which make you feel unwell it might be better to wait for your appointment.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Omer's  Response
post therapeutic abortive vaginal infection....i made simpler for you.......u need antibiotics take them from er coz otherwise infection will spread upwards and then it will be difficult to eradicate......d&c is mostly required after therapeutic abortion.......
take care
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
hello,, abdominal cramps r normally happens after abortion n bleeding also continues for a week or two,,,so dont worry,take a rest n wait for a week for ur follow up......
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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