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Botanical Melody
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It's been several weeks since my medical abortion. I went for my follow up and everything was fine. Since then I've have sex once, but everything's been okay thus far. I did spot once and put myself back on the after care restrictions for five days with no spotting like the doctor instructed.

Just now I went to the bathroom and when I wiped I was spotting. So I wiped another time and this time there was something on the paper. I'm not sure how to discribe it, other than meaty. Like, it wasn't like a clot. More so like something tissue-like with grayish matter on the other side. What could this be? Could it be related to the abortion? I don't know whether or not to be worried about it.

I don't know if this is related, but I pulled a muscle in my back the other day and had some of the pain killers from the abortion left over, so last night I took some of those for my back pain. I've been working pretty much nonstopped and school's started back. Between three jobs and school I'm like a walking zombie. I remember having some cramps, but I attributed it to gas or something.

I'd appreciate any help - thanks!

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orca
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Hi Botanical Melody. Heather, our site director and who normally answers abortion questions, is on vacation for a couple of days. My advice is to keep an eye on things and watch for any pain, unusual discharge, or other signs of infection and call the doctor if anything seems out of the ordinary. How are you feeling otherwise? It sounds like you've been pretty stressed lately. Is there any way you can lighten your daily stresses?

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Botanical Melody
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What exactly are signs of infection so that I know what to look for? :] Thanks for you advice.

I'm feeling okay - just tired. haha. I've been working three jobs during the summer vacation and won't be back down to my normal two jobs until the end of September. I'm waking up really early and going non stopped until either 9, 10, or midnight, depending on which job I have that evening. I think I'm starting to burn out a little. :] I took a yoga class today and that seemed to help, so maybe I'll start doing that more often when I can. And squeezing naps in, haha. Other than that, I'm unsure of anything else. I know I would feel better if I started eating better and lost some weight. I've been basically survinving on take out and other unhealthy foods for awhile now. I've been staying with my boyfriend and his parents. I try really hard not to make my pressence overly apparent since his dad doesn't really want me staying here, so I'm not able to cook or anything. Hopefully that'll change if we can get an apartment in the near future [Razz] Geeze, I'm rambling now [Big Grin]

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Stephanie_1
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Things to see a doctor about:

*Lasting or severe pain and cramps that don't subside, even with painkillers;
* Discoloured or smelly discharge;
* Abnormal tenderness of the breasts and sickness two weeks after the abortion;
* Frequent passing of large clots;
* A high temperature;
* Continuous and heavy bleeding for more than two days afterwards.

Honestly though? If you feel something is off or something may be wrong, it's best just to check in with the doctor anyway. Nothing wrong in being on the safe side.

[ 08-25-2010, 12:38 AM: Message edited by: Stephanie_1 ]

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