It is quite common in the universe of women that wants to have an abortion to know when the bleeding starts after taking Cytotec. However, it is important to point out that each woman has a different body, so it is natural that they work diffently.
These figures are just reference values. The fact that the bleeding starts a little sooner or later doesn’t necessarily mean the abortion was unsuccessful.
From 0h to 4h after taking the medication:
After taking Misoprostol (Cytotec – 200mcg), you should expect bleeding and cramps. They usually start 4 hours after taking the pills but it may take longer. They can also begin shortly after taking Misoprostol (Cytotec – 200mcg).
Ps: There are reports that claim the first bleeding took up to seventy-two hours to start. So, keep calm and just wait.
From 4h to 8h after taking the medication:
The bleeding is often the first sign that the abortion has begun. If this continues, bleeding and cramps will become more intense. The bleeding is usually a little more severe than a regular period. Some clots may appear (several women compare these clots to “pieces of liver”). The longer the pregnancy, the stronger the cramps and bleeding.
If the abortion is complete, bleeding and cramps diminish. The exact time of abortion can be identified by an bleeding, pain and cramp intensity peak.
From 8h on after taking the medication:
A lighter bleeding usually continues during 1 – 3 weeks after the abortion, but these periods of time may vary. The regular menstruation tipically comes back within roughly 4 – 6 weeks.
Some women bleed more intensely for about 48 hours. They can expel clots for days and even weeks after the abortion. This is NORMAL, except when the flow makes you use more than two sanitary napkins per hour for a period that exceedes the 2 hours. IT IS NORMAL that your body needs time to completely empty the uterus. Each female body is different.