Bleeding After Medical Abortion Pill

bleeding after medical abortion pill

To complete an abortion procedure, your body has to remove pregnancy contents from the body. For this, the Mifeprex abortion pill detaches the pregnancy contents from the uterus and helps the second abortion pill, Cytolog let them be removed from the body.

This blog puts forward the importance of bleeding after the abortion pill consumption.

Why the uterus shedding is necessary?

The Cytolog or other prostaglandin abortion pills found in abortion pill kits create contractions in the uterus. As a result, the woman experiences cramping in the abdominal area which is followed by heavy vaginal bleeding.

Bleeding is an important part of the medical abortion procedure as it determines whether pregnancy contents have been removed or not.

When does the bleeding start?

When you consume prostaglandin abortion pills vaginally or buccally, the pills can take around half an hour to get dissolved in the body while it can around a day to start the uterus shedding. Hence, it should start within a day or two after you consume Cytolog abortion pills.

If you do not experience soon after taking these medicines, you should consult your healthcare provider at the earliest.

How different is it than regular menstruation?

The bleeding after taking abortion pills is different than your menstruation bleeding. It is heavier and lasts up to 3-10 days after medicine consumption. Some women may even observe blood clots passing from the vagina. This typically happens when the gestation of pregnancy is more than 6 weeks ( up to 9 weeks ).

The bleeding pattern varies as per your pregnancy gestation and how your body is reacting to the pregnancy termination medications.

Precautions to be taken during bleeding:

Since this bleeding is heavier than your normal menstruation, a women’s healthcare provider typically advise using maxi pads to soak in the heavy blood. Most importantly, the physicians suggest you avoid the use of tampons.

Your vagina becomes vulnerable during the medical abortion procedure and hence using a tampon may make it prone to bacterial infection.

  • Get medical help if you experience prolonged bleeding.
  • No bleeding refers to the incomplete abortion procedure. Speak to your doctor if you do not experience bleeding.
  • Do not have an overdose of cytolog abortion pills. Take the second dose only after consulting your healthcare provider.
  • Do not have sexual intercourse during the abortion procedure. It can increase the risks of vaginal infection.

Symptoms of Sexual Problems in Women

Symptoms of Sexual Problems in womenWhen women face difficulties during the sexual response cycle it eventually leads to dissatisfied sexual intercourse for the couple. Such issues are called sexual problems. They can occur due to various physical reasons such as diabetes, heart disease, hormonal imbalance, menopause or diseases related to liver, kidney, etc.

Such sexual health concerns can also arise due to reasons other than diseases. This includes alcohol addiction, drug abuse, side effects of certain medicines, etc. The problem does not necessarily occur due to physical reasons, psychological reasons such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, past sexual trauma can also affect sexual performance in women.

While both men and women can be affected by sexual dysfunction, this blog talks about symptoms of sexual problems in women. Following are the symptoms

Inhibited sexual desire:

Lost interest in intercourse or lack of sexual desire are the two factors which are involved in the inhibited sexual desire. It can happen due to hormonal changes, depression, exhaustion, stress, pregnancy, cancer. Women who face boredom with sexual intercourse typically show less energy to sexual activities.

If one changes their lifestyle, try to maintain work-life balance or solve relationship issues it can bring back the sexual interest and improve inhibited sexual desire.

Inability to become aroused:

Insufficient vaginal lubrication can cause inability to become physically aroused for sexual intercourse. Again, this could also be related to the stress, depression or anxiety like issues. Some medical experts are studying how blood flow problems with the vagina and clitoris can affect sexual arousal in women. Stimulation therapy or vaginal lubricative can help women physically arouse during intercourse.

Lack of orgasm:

This is known with other names such as a lack of sexual climax or anorgasmia. It can happen due to women’s shyness, lack of knowledge or past sexual trauma. Some women fail to produce an orgasm due to factors such as guilt, anxiety, etc. while it can also occur due to insufficient stimulation, side effects of particular medical treatments.

Communications between the sexual partners and reducing sexual pressure or stress can help solve this problem.

Painful intercourse:

Endometriosis, a pelvic mass, ovarian cysts, lack of vaginal lubrication, STD, infection in or around the vagina can cause painful intercourse experience. There are other factors which can also contribute to a pain faced during sexual activities including vaginismus, injuries or surgeries near the reproductive organs, etc.

If the muscles around the vagina contract involuntarily or sexual phobia can also lead to a painful experience in intercourse.

This entry was posted in Women's Health and tagged sexual health on by .

Sexual intercourse during pregnancy: Is it normal?

Sexual intercourse during pregnancy

For a normal pregnancy, it is natural to feel sexually aroused which often leads to sexual intercourse. In such cases, the most important concern for any woman is the safety of the baby during penetration – it is safe! If your pregnancy is normal, the intercourse movements or penetration do not harm the baby. However, you have to be careful with the positions and may have to change a bit the way you perform sexual activities.

Gynecologists typically advise avoiding sexual intercourse during the third trimester of pregnancy. The contractions of orgasm may not be the same as labor contractions. However, for better safety as a part of precautionary measures, you should not have intercourse in the final weeks.

When you should you avoid sexual intercourse:

Your gynecologist may advise you not to have sexual intercourse if one or more of the following cases have occurred with you:

• The pregnancy is at risk of miscarriage
• You have had miscarriages before
• Pregnancy is at risk of pre-term contractions
• Discharge/vaginal bleeding/abdominal cramps without a known reason.
• Fluids are passing through the sac
• In the first few weeks of your pregnancy, the cervix has opened.
• It is a case of placenta previa
• It is a pregnancy with multiples

If your healthcare provider suggests not having sex during pregnancy, it also adds any activity that drives orgasm or sexual arousal.

Having said that, it is very natural to have intense sexual desire during your pregnancy. This can happen due to the body changes that you go through. Most women become self-conscious about as their belly and breast grow during pregnancy. If you are allowed to have sexual intercourse, you can play along.

In such cases, you should talk to your partner, tell him about your feelings. You may have to change positions after you conceive. You may have to become even more careful in the later pregnancy.

Do not lie flat on your back when having sexual intercourse, especially during the fourth month as it may have a negative impact on the weight of the growing baby. You can position yourself by sitting on the top or stay upright.

Before you plan to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy, it is advised to check with the doctor in every trimester. He may guide you on the basis of the status of your pregnancy. Consult your doctor about that, If you are feeling uncomfortable with a male gynecologist, you can consider speaking to a women’s healthcare specialist for the same.