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.
Last edited by Kali333; 02-08-2011 at 03:38 PM.