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Hello, I had a medical abortion 6 weeks ago, the follow up was 5 weeks ago, and I have been constantly bleeding since then. I also started taking birth control pills. The bleeding has gotten very heavy in the last week alone, with large blood clots passing through and at times the blood will literally pour out of me. Is this normal? What if the bleeding doesn't subside or stop in 7, 8, 9, 10 weeks? Please help

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Bleeding can last on and off for weeks, and sometimes months, after taking the abortion pill. The increase in the amount of bleeding you've been having could be a period, but it's very difficult to say for sure without an examination.

That being said, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor. Definitely see someone if you are bleeding through more than 1 pad an hour.  

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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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