If you’ve had or planning to have an abortion with Medicine for Abortion in Dubai, it’s helpful to know what to expect after the procedure.
Abortion is safe, whether surgical or medical, performed on your own or with the help of a doctor. Post-abortion care often includes rest and relaxation.
Side effects are usually mild and disappear quickly, but complications can occur.
Common side effects of an abortion
Bleeding and cramping often occur after a medical or surgical abortion. Many people experience additional side effects, such as nausea, chest or tissue pain, and discharge.
The amount of bleeding after an abortion varies from person to person.
If you choose to have an abortion with Medicine for Abortion in Dubai, you are likely to bleed more the day you take misoprostol.
Bleeding longer than surgical abortion lasts an average of 9 days.
After a surgical abortion, there may be little or no bleeding for the first few days. After 3-5 days, you may start bleeding the same amount as during a normal period.
Light bleeding can last from a few days to about two weeks, regardless of whether the abortion was medical or surgical.
Some sources report that spotting can last up to four weeks after an abortion.
Pain and Cramps
Expect Cramping. This is a sign that your body is pushing pregnancy and returning your uterus to its pre-pregnancy size. Post-abortion pain is often worse than normal menstrual cramps.
If you’ve had a surgical abortion, you may have menstrual cramps at first, but they get worse 3-5 days after the procedure.
Although cramping from medical abortion was generally considered less painful than cramping from surgical abortion, the pain from medical abortion lasted longer.
Some people experience more pain after an abortion than others.
People who seem to be more likely to experience pain include those who:
- Who was pregnant long before the abortion
- Who has never had a vaginal birth
- Those with a history of menstrual pain
- People who have conflicting feelings about abortion or lack social support
Some other side effects
Every woman’s body is different, and after an abortion using Medicine for Abortion in Dubai, you may experience some, all, or none of the following symptoms.
Chest or Breast pain: Chest or breast pain can start before the abortion and continue for some time after the miscarriage. For many, this is the last symptom to go away.
Discharge: Small, mucus-like discharge that is red or purple to brown or dark is common
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Gastrointestinal symptoms can persist for up to 24 hours after an abortion or for several days after taking Medicine for Abortion in Dubai.
Chills: Some people experience chills and tremors. If they are accompanied by a fever, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Fatigue: As with any medical procedure, you will likely need more rest and downtime for your body to recover. You may feel sleepy or less active than usual.
Complications are rare, but here are a few things to watch out for:
Serious complications from abortion are very rare.
It affects less than 2% of people who have an abortion. Incomplete abortion and infection in the uterus are the most common complications.
Some more symptoms are as follows:
Heavy, persistent bleeding. A clot larger than the size of a lemon comes out
Severe pain or cramping, especially if the pain gets worse over time or doesn’t go away after taking painkillers.
Severe pain in the abdomen, not resembling uterine contractions.
fever more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Tips for dealing with side effects after an Abortion
If you had an abortion with Medicine for Abortion in Dubai, your doctor can advise you on how to manage possible side effects before you leave the hospital.
They may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and medications to reduce pain. Always take your medication as directed and ask your doctor if you have any questions.
- Place a heating pad or hot water bottle on your stomach to relieve stomach cramps.
- Take medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve cramps and pain.
- Massage for abdominal cramps. To massage the uterus, press firmly with your fingertips and massage in a circular motion from the navel to the pubic bone for at least 10 minutes.
- Wear a well-fitting bra or compression top to reduce sensitivity.
- If you have vomiting or diarrhea, remember to drink water, especially to stay hydrated.
- Drink warm beverages like tea to reduce stress, stay hydrated, and relieve digestive discomfort.
Mental and emotional health management
It’s normal to have strong or mixed feelings after an abortion, even if you’re convinced it’s the best option for you.
In fact, in one study, 17% of participants reported experiencing mostly negative emotions after an abortion, while 12% reported mixed negative and positive emotions. Most participants knew that having an abortion was the right decision.