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After Abortion

If you’ve had an abortion, medical or surgical, you need to be seen by a doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Prolonged or heaving bleeding (≥ two soaked maxi pads for 2 consecutive hours) or if you are concerned about heavy bleeding.
  • You have stomach pain or discomfort, or feel sick (such as feeling weak or having an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), with or without fever, for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol for a medical abortion. You have a fever (≥ 100.4°F).
  • You have difficulty breathing or have shortness of breath.
  • You have chest pain.
  • Pain is severe or not controlled by pain medication.
  • You are disoriented.

Your doctor will schedule one or more follow up visits, usually beginning within two to three weeks after the procedure. Your doctor must schedule a follow-up visit within 14 days of a medical abortion. It is important that you keep all of your appointments.

You should also consider seeking counseling if you are experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide or other psychological distress following your abortion.1 

After Abortion Care

If you’ve been affected by abortion and are struggling, we offer confidential, safe, non-judgmental support groups for women needing help after an abortion.  For more information please email:

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