Please share your experiences post-abortion

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have luckily no experience with abortion personally (I am childfree by choice and would have done the same as you in the situation) and I am really sorry you have had to go through this. It doesn’t sound normal to me from hearing others experiences. Heavier than normal bleeding the month after I have heard before but not like what you are describing.

Did you call the provider that completed your procedure? Surely they would have given you instructions to call if there was anything out of the ordinary.

Please be assertive when you do call the doctor and insist they see you ASAP. 

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Yes please go to the ER, this is something to get checked ASAP

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Talk to a doctor. I had a d and c for a miscarriage (so a non viable fetus but from the surgical perspective the same as an abortion). I had mild cramping the day of and a day after (nothing ibuprofen couldn’t handle) with some light bleeding and that was it, followed by a normal period a month later 

I had friends who had misprostal for a miscarriage before (same deal) and said it was a very painful, cramps and bloody two days but not after that. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I have not had an abortion so take my advice with a big grain of salt but I would go to the ER. This sounds dangerous.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

You need to go to the ER now. Do not wait to pass out.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Never had an abortion myself but I have an aqaintance who did and bled like it sounds you are and she ended up in the ER almost dying. Please see someone as soon as you can. You don’t want it to go that far that you end up like that.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a nurse, work in postpartum. The amount of bleeding in the timeframes you’ve mentioned sounds like a possible hemorrhage. If you have not yet gone, go to the ER now. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Sending you good thoughts, Bee. I hope you get the care you need and head to the ER. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
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@leucomelas:  I hope you are okay. I agree with PPs–don’t wait to pass out!

I had a miscarriage and the bleeding and pain were horrendous for about a week or so. At one point the pain was so bad that I was screaming and went to the ER. But my bleeding subsided and then my cycle returned a few weeks later and has been pretty normal since.

One thing I was told when I was miscarrying was to go to the ER if I was soaking through more than 1 pad per hour. Your bleeding sounds like way more than that and I think you should go to the ER to get checked out.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
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Yeah this sounds like something is wrong.  If you’re losing that much blood you need to go to the ER now, I think.  I had a termination much later than you and while I bled for a while afterwards (which I was told would happen), once it stopped, my cycles returned to normal.  Something’s not right here.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I had an abortion 25 years ago (before you could take pills for it). I had a lot of bleeding maybe maybe a few weeks and then I was back to normal. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I haven’t had an abortion, but what you are describing is very significantly more than I bled after actually giving birth. What you are describing is the level of bleeding that postpartum women are told to take themselves back to hospital for. Please go to the ER.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@leucomelas:  Fingers crossed that you continue to be fine and that you can see an obgyn soon! Prod your insurance to get you that info ASAP. They can be very frustrating, but your health is so much more important.

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