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Light period after abortion

I had a medical abortion procedure 8 weeks ago.  I was 6 weeks pregnant.  The bleeding stopped after 2 weeks and I was fine since then.  A week ago, I had a very light period, so light that I wasn't even sure if it was a period at all!  There was some fresh blood but mostly brown mixed with mucus-like discharge.  There wasn't noticeable clots either.  Usually I'd have abdominal and back cramp plus breast tenderness, but this time there was nothing.  I read here that a lot of women have heavier bleeding the first period.  Has anyone experienced similar light periods after abortion?
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134578 tn?1614729226
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After a D&C that I had, my first period came on schedule but it was quite light.  Maybe this is similar since the procedure is similar even if done for a different reason.
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sorry, I was being confusing.  My procedure was vacuuming (?) not D&C.
184342 tn?1282588750
My first period after my d&c was the same-  very light...  once my body got back to normal then they started to be more normal...  there was also a longer time period between periods, 5 to 6 weeks instead of my normal 4 weeks for the first 2 months following my d&c...  
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Plzz help me i had an abortion and after dat i did not have sex and my second period was only for 2 days and dat too light and now i am still not getting my periods since past 1 and half month and am really worried(and i did not have sex after abortion )
184342 tn?1282588750
no,  we both understood what you were talking about- the procedures are very similar-  as annie said...  
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Hey I also had a abortion when six weeks pregnant about six weeks ago and i am having the exact same. It's like my body is trying to have a period but can't.  I don't think it's anything to worry about it will probably take months till our bodies are back to normal. I am not going to worry about it unless it is still like this after six months or so.
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Am also having the same light period after abortion but with mild cramping
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I had a vacuum abortion in July and I was 9 weeks pregnant. Since after the abortion, I been having light periods that lasted 2 days tops. It wasn't until yesterday, I experienced abdominal cramps and a medium/heavy flow but at night it switch to a very light flow. I've been told that its normal to have light periods after an abortion and that your periods should go back to normal after 6 months since the procedure.
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Please dear.
has your period come back to normal since your last post.
another question have you tried to conceive since then.
was it successful?
Thanks
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omg i did medical abortion. & 1st period was kinda heavy like medical abortion bleeding was. but 2nd period now is brown and 10 drops 1day and 4 drops 2nd day.....this is crazy abnormal. no cramping just slight left ovarian pain 3 and 1 day before "period" for 30min-hr felt like i just wanted a warm heat pack. other than that nothing. weird. if i remember, i'll come back & tell u about days 3+ if i have any!!
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I had an abortion using cytotec tablets. I was 7 weeks pregnant. After taking he medicine i bleeded for aproximately 10 days. Now about a month later i had periods which were extemely light. There was brown discharge and a very little blood. I'd like to add that i gad extremely ligt bleeding. And i am having the pregnancy symptoms again such as nausea. Please help
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Same in my case,worried a lot
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I also having same problem. After MTP I had periods with very light bleeding.. Is it normal. When will I have normal bleeding
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