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Hi, three days ago I had surgical abortion. I had bleeding just one day and just a little. My brests are still tensed and hurts. But other symtpoms as morning sickness are dissapeared. Today i did a home pregnancy test and it is positive. Is it possible that abortion is failed? Thanks.

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Pregnancy tests can stay positive up to 4 weeks after an abortion. The cause of this is that the pregnancy hormone tapers off slowly. It does not leave your system immediately. Morning sickness is generally the first pregnancy symptom to stop, usually within 48-72 hours of an abortion. Breast swelling and tenderness can take a little longer to subside, usually about 7-10 days. Bleeding after an abortion can be unpredictable and it is not uncommon for bleeding to stop and start over the course of a few weeks after an abortion.

I do not think you have any cause for concern, however if you would like to be sure, I would recommend calling you abortion provider and requesting a follow-up visit.  

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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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