Abortion mandates that a female should be taken good care of after the procedure. It can cause different complications if not done by a professional under sterile conditions and with usage of appropriate instruments.
These may include disseminated infections called sepsis, localized tissue tear due to instruments, localized infections and in rare cases Asherman Syndrome due to surgical procedure. Though these complication are fairly rare but still existent therefore its mandatory to make people opting for abortion aware about this.
However, the main problem that every women having gone through abortion will face is irregular periods. Due to hormonal changes in pregnancy many physiological changes occur that may alter the lifestyle. However, due to manual termination of pregnancy like in abortion the effect of these hormones may persist for a time periods that isn’t too long.
First Period after Abortion
Women who have gone in to abortion usually ask, How Long after an Abortion Do You Get Your Period? After abortion body starts to return to normal quickly. With ovulation commencing within 7 to 19 days.
Likewise, menstrual cycle will start around 4 to 8 weeks. Obviously, it is not necessary that exact situation happens with every case of abortion there can be slight variations also. As an Example: Pregnancy which has been terminated in the first trimester of pregnancy will return within 4 to 6 weeks.
Irregular and Heavy Periods after Abortion
This is the most common problem faced by women after abortion. This is due to the fact we have mentioned earlier already. During pregnancy a female’s body undergoes variety of changes which is medicated by different hormones during pregnancy prime of which is Beta-HCG. These hormones take a bit of time in returning to pre-pregnancy states. Therefore, a women may have irregular periods initially.
Heavy periods after abortion are mainly seen just after the procedure. If you observe periods too heavy call your doctor immediately.
One of the grave concern associated with abnormally heavy or irregular periods is Retained Products of Conception which means that the products of pregnancy have not been removed properly, this is a serious issue and may give rise to variety of problems like sepsis (disseminated infections) and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC). You must see a doctor immediately.
After abortion a woman may still observes symptoms related to pregnancy because of hormonal presence. These include.
- Swollen breast.
- Post Menstrual Syndrome.
Tips of Safety After Abortion:
- Call the doctor if your observe heavy periods.
- Call the doctor if you observe systemic signs of infection like fever, fatigue and lethargy, etc.
- Normally periods must ensue after 8 weeks of abortion. Too much delay must be reported to the doctor.
- Extra delay may be due to some underlying problem. It may be due to stress or other factors. There can be other medical problems like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOs) that may give rise to extra delay in periods.