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Pinkish spotting after recovering from a medical abortion. Why?

i had a surgical abortion in december, and after that for about 3 weeks i bled brown and red and clots, then i stopped bleeding for 2 weeks and now its january and its spotting and redish pink but its stopped after a minuite so could it be my perio coming or pregnany? because after my abortion i got the implant when i was put to sleep and had sex 4 days after
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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thanks for the query.

It is normal to experience some vaginal bleeding for approximately two weeks after an abortion. You may experience light bleeding for several days.

Since you are on implant , less likely you are pregnant. Get a UPT done if you miss your periods.

Take following precautions:

Make sure the abortion is complete by USG.
Avoid strenuous exercise if possible for a few days.
Antibiotics can be taken to prevent infection.
Check your temperature to see if you have a fever.
Your next normal period may come in 3 to 8 weeks, or even 10 weeks. If it has not come by that time, see a doctor, nurse or midwife.
It is normal to bleed up to 3 weeks after an abortion. Some women bleed very little. Bleeding can start and stop and this is OK as long as it is not extremely heavy bleeding. If you feel tired or weak from bleeding, you can take iron pills to prevent anemia.

take care,
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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