Discharge from the Clinic
Recovery is quick and you are usually discharged within an hour of treatment.
Bleeding varies from slight bleeding on and off to as much as your heaviest period. It is normal to pass small clots a few days after the operation accompanied by stomach cramps. After this time, the bleeding will reduce but you could bleed on and off for 3-4 weeks.
If you have a surgical abortion with general anaesthetic, we recommend you have someone with you (or nearby) for the first 24 hours after treatment.
If you have any concerns you can always contact us.
You can take your normal painkillers (they must not contain aspirin) to relieve any discomfort. Do not take more than two in 4 hours. The nurse will discuss suitable pain relief with you before you leave the clinic.
Your first period may occur 4-6 weeks later and it may be heavier than normal.
We also advise that you avoid any heavy lifting or exercise for 2-3 weeks.
It is advisable to carry out a pregnancy test 4 weeks later to confirm your treatment was successful. It the pregnancy test is positive, please contact the clinic for further advice.