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Abnormal periods after abortion Is this normal?

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I'm 24 and I had an abortion (D&C) about 2 months ago. Ever since then, my periods haven't been normal. Normal for me is light bleeding at the beginning of my period, then to heavy towards them middle, and back to light bleeding at the end. My periods are usually last a week, but I've been having light bleeding for 2 weeks now. I'm extremely worried that I haven't had a normal period since the D&C. A few days ago I had a blood clot the size of a quarter come out, and now I'm back to having a super light brownish-pink bleeding.

I'm not sure what it means, but my boyfriend and I are extremely worried about it. Is this normal after having a D&C? I'm scared to go to the doctor about it, because the abortion was a secret from my friends and family, as well as my regular family doctor. Can someone please give me some reason why this is happening to me, and possibly give me advice to what I should do?
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replied December 8th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the altered periods that you describe without examining you and correlating your symptoms, examination findings and evaluation results. The altered periods that you describe could be due to various causes like hormonal imbalances, ovarian suppression, endometrial changes or damage due to D&C/surgical abortion. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your altered periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. If you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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replied June 8th, 2013
hi i had my D&C surgery abortion 6-6-2013 and then i had heavy bleeding for 3 days then normal bleeding for the next 4 days then it stopped after a week i start to get bleeding like 1 day yes the other 2 days no till last week i got normal period now i complete like 9 days and im having period and im in a country that we r not allowed to do abortion i did it in thailand and i cant go back to thailand so plz any helpfull advice thank you
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replied June 8th, 2013
hi i had my D&C surgery abortion 6-6-2013 and then i had heavy bleeding for 3 days then normal bleeding for the next 4 days then it stopped after a week i start to get bleeding like 1 day yes the other 2 days no till last week i got normal period now i complete like 9 days and im having period and im in a country that we r not allowed to do abortion i did it in thailand and i cant go back to thailand so plz any helpfull advice thank you
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