Bleeding after the abortion


On average, women bleed for 9 -14 days after doing a medical abortion. Some women bleed or pass clots for as long as 4 weeks. After the first few days of more intense bleeding some women will have little or no bleeding, some will have bleeding that stops and starts, and others will have bleeding similar to a menstrual period for several weeks.  If there are no symptoms of complications the bleeding, even if it lasts longer, is not dangerous and it is safe to wait for it to stop on its own. 30 

Signs of complication

  • Signs of complication

    Complications after medical abortion are rare 1,15 , and include severe bleeding and infection. You should go to the doctor or hospital if you have any of the signs of complication below: Severe bleeding (more than 2 or 3 pads used every hour for more than 2 or 3 hours) Severe abdominal pain that… Read more »

  • Medical abortion has low risks.

    Early medical abortion is extremely safe and effective. There is much less risk associated with any properly used modern methods of abortion, including medical abortion, than the risks associated with the continuation of pregnancy and delivery. Millions of women worldwide have safely and… Read more »