I began a medical abortion on Friday that just past

Patient

Q: I began a medical abortion on Friday that just past. I have had bleeding more then my normal period but just today after my follow up I was at home and passed a very large clot and I'm not sure if a clot that large is normal? What is the largest clot I should be passing at this time ? The doctor said it was successful but I passed this after that was determined.

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

There is nothing like determining the largest sized clot in a medical abortion. There can be heavy bleeding associated with clots soon after the pill consumption. Also, even after the abortion, it can cause prolonged bleeding for few days. The best method is to get an ultrasound scan done and finding out if there are any retained products of conception. Also, if there are no products and cavity is empty, you can be sure that the abortion is complete and there is nothing more to worry.

Hope this helped.
Regards

Related Q&A

Q: A lady tried with abortion with 12 pills at week 8, and she still pregnanet with her baby 14 weeks. what is the best ...

Q: A lady pregnant of 8 weeks did an abortion (12 cyctotic pills). The result was alot of bleeding and pieces for one ti...

Q: I had unprotected sex 21 days ago and the woman is pregnant, we both agreed we want abortion. What can we do? The cou...

Q: I had a medical abortion on 6/16. The Sunday following that I started chateal as a form of birth control . For the mo...

Q: My girlfriend had two children in her late twenties. Her second child required an emergency c section. She is now 39....

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews