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Hi, I had a surgical abortion yesterday at 13 weeks pregnant. I didn't get any leaflets from the hospital about side effects or what I should and shouldn't do. I know I should rest for a week but I can't do that as I need to work. I am bleeding a little bit and have horrible belly pains. I just want to know how long will this last for and if it will effect anything for me in the future. Any help or information will be very appreciated. Thank you.


Hi Alex,

It should not affect your future fertility at all.

You do need to rest.  Avoid strenuous activities, no heavy lifting, etc. 

Some bleeding is normal as are cramps.  If you have any heavy bleeding, especially bright red, then seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Just don't over do it.  Good luck.