How long will I bleed for after a surgical abortion?

It is normal to bleed as much as your usual heaviest menstrual period after a surgical abortion. Bleeding usually stops after 1-2 weeks. You may have spotting until your next period. You may pass small blood clots. You may not bleed until your next period and that’s normal too.

Call our Aftercare Line on 0333 016 0400 if:

  • You are bleeding more than your usual heaviest period
  • You have heavy bleeding that soaks 2 or more heavy-flow sanitary towels per hour, for 2 hours in a row