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After Your Abortion ~ How Much Will I Bleed?

After a surgical abortion some women don't bleed at all. Some spot or bleed lightly. Others bleed more heavily, similar to having a period. Bleeding can last from just a few hours to as long as 3 to 4 weeks. It can remain constant or start and stop. All of these variations are usually normal.

If you have a medication abortion, you can expect heavy bleeding (similar to or heavier than a normal heavy period) for 1 to 12 hours followed by light bleeding for up to 3 to 4 weeks.

You can use this chart to help you judge how much you are bleeding (opens as a .pdf).

 


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