Question: Hi – I was 9 weeks along when I got a surgical abortion 4 days ago. I had cramps and little bleeding right after the abortion that same day for about a half hour. I have not bled AT ALL since the day of the abortion nor have I had any cramping. I have only had a bit of white/yellowish discharge. Should I be concerned? Or is this normal?
It is normal to have minimal or no bleeding after a surgical abortion. There is nothing to be concerned about. Don’t be alarmed if if you get some bleeding and cramping again within weeks of the abortion procedure. Sometimes it takes some time for the uterus to contract and when it does, it may expel some blood, clots, or tissue. White or yellowish discharge without an itch or an odor is common and normal. If you are concerned about a sexually transmitted disease and they did not test you for it during your procedure, you may want to get tested for chlamydia. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that can have no symptoms, or a white or yellow odorless discharge. There is more information on vaginal discharge after abortion on our website.
I hope this is helpful,