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Old 02-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Physical symptoms healing after abortion

I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on how long it takes your body to get back to normal after you`ve had a surgical abortion. When can you start taking birth control again and when does your cervix heal completely. I have a job where I am on my feet all day and I have to move around a lot and I really hate wearing pads but I know you cant use tampons for 2 weeks but I also heard its different for everyone.
Can anyone give me any input on this
it would be greatly appreciated the websites that I looked up are kinda scarey.

 
Old 02-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: Physical symptoms healing after abortion

I felt okay the next day.
Bleeding continued for a couple of weeks.
I never did go back for my follow up appointment, because everything seemed fine.
Never had any problems over the years (the abortion was many years ago).

If you have general anesthesia, you might still feel weak and blah for a couple of days afterward, just from the anesthesia.
I had only local anesthesia with my abortion, and that's probably why I recovered so quickly.

But I did have a D&C for a non-pregnancy-related issue a few months ago. This was the exact same procedure as my abortion (except that I wasn't pregnant this time).
This time, I had a general anesthesia and was entirely unconscious throughout.
And I did feel pretty cruddy for a couple of days after- not crampy or in any sort of pain, just weak, tired, groggy, and a little dizzy and nauseous. This was the lingering effects of the anesthesia. It was the first time I'd ever had general anesthesia, and I hope never to have it again!
If you can find a doctor who will use local anesthesia, you ought to. Your recovery will be quicker.

Good luck.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Re: Physical symptoms healing after abortion

Hello
I just wanted to thank you so much for replying seeing as you were the only one who did reply. I read that abortion can increase your risk of breast cancer... I'm not sure how relivent this information is but it has something to do with the milk glands in your breast enlarging and changing and than when pregnancy is terminated they are left in limbo and can possibly become cancerous, this concerns me because I have cysts in my breast.

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Old 02-09-2011, 03:46 AM   #4
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Re: Physical symptoms healing after abortion

The American cancer society says "no".
Abortion is not associated with an increased risk of any type of cancer.

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