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Let me first start with the background.  I originally found out that I was pregnant Mid-August and my bf and I opted for an abortion given our circumstances.  I began the medical abortion on August 31 with the the pill I took in the office and then I was given the 4 misoprostol (spelling) pills to take the following day.  Within 30 mins of me taking the 4 pills the following day I began to bleed.  Two days after that, I began Loestrin FE 1/20.  That following friday, I had my follow up and they said I was no longer pregnant.  I continued to bleed off and on for 3 weeks.  It was around this 3 week period that I began having sex again with my boyfriend.  

When my period was due, I got light spotting but nothing regular and have been used to getting a regular menstrual period for the past 13 years.  I was concerned that I might be pregnant but after speaking with someone at planned parenthood, I was informed that the chances were very slim .  So i continued with my second pack of birth control.  Now I am coming up on my 2nd period and I am getting cramps, I'm irritable, I have my normal period headache and back paid but still no real period.  I got some spotting last night but now nothing.  Should I be concerned?  Really scared here...

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From what you are describing, I do not think that you have anything to be worried about. After the abortion pill, your period will be irregular for 2-4 months, even when on birth control.

If you have not had a regular period after 8 weeks from taking the abortion pill, it would be best to see your abortion provider for a second follow-up, if for no other reason than to give you peace of mind.  

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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: http://www.EarlyAbortionOptions.com. 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 http://www.EarlyAbortion.com. 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.

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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 (earlyabortionoptions.com) dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care. Organizations: National Abortion Federation American Association of Family Physicians

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Dr. Joan Fleischman, Founder M.D., Harvard Medical School M.P.A., John F. Kennedy School of Government

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