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Abortion/its over 34 days since I had an abortion, when will I see my period


QUESTION: Hi thanks for this opportunity. I'm a Nigerian, I had an aabortion on the 12th of september and I had unprotected sex 9 days after the procedure then I took a contraceptive 48 hrs after. This is the 34th day and I have not seen my period, and I have had pains in my lower abdomen for over a week now. I took a pregnancy blood test from the lab that read negative and since 5 days I took the test I have not seen my period. I see some white discharge in my viginal when I wash it, doesn't smell bad but its a slimy it doesn't stain the pant too but I have to deep my hand to wash before seeing it. I'm very worried. I miss my period and I want to see it again. I hope not to be pregnant because I'm not ready for it. When will I see my period?

ANSWER: It usually take 6 weeks to get a period after an abortion.  i would not worry now.  If you don't get a period by Oct 30, then take another pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant.  

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QUESTION: I started seeing my period yesterday that's exactly 2 months (60 days) after the abortion. But I did a scan after your response and was told I had Pelvic inflamatory disease, I was given antibiotics and Noristherone tablets and now I'm having very heavy flow

The Medication can cause heavy bleeding.  It is unusual to get pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).  after an abortion if you have not had sex.  Most people get a fever. severe pain and a discharge with an odor.  You may have a mild form but the symptoms you described were more typical of what happens normally just before the period comes.  Are you sure there was no retained tissue?  That can cause heavy bleeding and increase the risk of PID.  


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We are a group of family doctors who provide abortion care for over a decade. We can answer any health or medical related questions about early abortion, including the aspiration procedure, the abortion pill (RU486), or surgical abortion. We run a practice called Early Options, located in New York City: The practice is dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care. There are other family doctors around the United States who practice a similar approach to early abortion care: see Please do not ask "private" questions so that other women can learn from your experience. Please tell me what country you are from so that we can better help you.


Experience in the area: We are all board certified family doctors who have special training in early abortion and reproductive health. Dr. Joan Fleischman is the founder of Early Options ( dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care. Organizations: National Abortion Federation American Association of Family Physicians

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