- What comes in abortion KIT?
- Does the medication guide come with the drug?
- What are the side effects?
- Am I in danger of being discovered?
- Can I use Cytotec several times?
- Should I take Cytotec while fasting?
- Do I need to take RU486 or Mifeprostone?
- Do I need to have a curettage after an abortion?
- What are the steps for an abortion with Cytotec?
- How do I know if my abortion has worked?
Do I need to have a curettage after an abortion?
Acurettage or dilation and curettage (D&C) after is a surgical procedure that allows to remove the remains of an abortion.
In some cases, this treatment might be necessary, especially when complications after a medical abortion or miscarriage occur.
Nevertheless, in some countries doctors usually perform a curettage after an abortion only routinely, even with no medical reasons whatsoever.
If you don’t experience any symptoms such as pain, fever, or severe bleeding and the ultrasound shows that there are still some remains of the pregnancy in the uterus (also known as an incomplete abortion) or if you are still bleeding past after 3 weeks, then you DON’T need to have a curettage.
“Surgical evacuation of the uterus can be done if the woman wants it, if she experiences heavy or prolonged bleeding (even leading to anemia), or if there are evidences of an infection.” (30) (32)
If the ultrasound detects traces inside the uterus, but you feel good, the best thing you can do is to wait a few weeks. In the meantime, if you develop any signs of complications , then you should seek medical help immediately.