Health Question:
Have you heard of blood "stuck" in the uterus?


I think this is a wonderful site and I wish I had found it before obtaining an abortion in February. A week later I had to return to the clinic to have a repeat procedure (I was bleeding heavily) in order to remove blood that was "stuck" in my uterus. I have still not gotten my period and I am scared something went wrong. When is it normal to resume menstruation and have you ever heard of blood getting "stuck" in the uterus?

Your experience of the blood clot being "stuck" is not too rare. It is also not a serious complication. You were treated appropriately. Since your heavy bleeding stopped after the second procedure, things sound okay now.

It's normal to get your next period 4 to 8 weeks after the abortion.

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