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Someone asked us:
After abortion my period 10 weeks late is that nornal?

After having an abortion, it’s important to have a follow-up visit or phone call with your nurse or doctor to make sure that your abortion is complete and that you’re healthy. If you’re abortion was complete, when you get your next period depends on whether or not you use birth control. You can begin using birth control immediately after having an abortion, and some forms of birth control (like the IUD) can make your periods lighter or go away all together. If you’re not on birth control, you should get your period again within eight weeks after your abortion. 

It’s also important to know that it’s normal to have some bleeding right after your abortion that’s different than your period. You could have heavy bleeding with clots for a few days, or spotting for several weeks. This isn’t your period. If you’re concerned about the bleeding, give your nurse or doctor a call. You can make an appointment at your local Planned Parenthood health center to make sure everything is okay.

Tags: Abortion, period, menstruation