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What causes pain in the lower abdomen after a medical abortion?

Hello, it s been 10 days since I had medical abortion and i am experiencing all the usual effects (normal daily bleeding...etc) but now I feel pains in my lower back around my waist and right leg... I think my feet is a little swollen too. Please tell me if this is normal.
Sat, 5 May 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Common side effects are

1. Cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heavy bleeding, and infection
2. The procedure is unsuccessful in approximately 8-10% of the time with the potential of requiring an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination.
3. It is not advised for women who have anemia, bleeding disorders, liver or kidney disease, seizure disorder, acute inflammatory bowel disease or someone using an intrauterine device(IUD).

Edema can be a side effect of Misoprostol.

If edema not subsiding or having painful abdomen or burning micturition or pus from the vagina, then you have to consult your doctor immediately.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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