Persistent bleeding following a terminationBy anonymous on 29/11/2012
I had a termination about 5 months ago I also had the contraceptive injection done about a week after..I started bleeding a week after and in 5 months I have had about 4 days only when I haven't bled so I have been bleeding for nearly 5 months with no break! It is a dark brown discharge with clots which can sometimes have red blood/cLots too..for the past month I have been feeling very nauseaous to the point where I want to make myself sick and everything I try to do to get rid of the nauseous feeling just isn't working!! I'm fed up now and need some answers if someone could advise me please it would be much appreciated!!
Editor's CommentThis could be the effect of the contraceptive injection, which can cause erratic bleeding when you first go on it. I am concerned that you seem to be saying you had the injection about 5 months ago. The contracetive injection lasts for 12 weeks so if you have not gone back and had your next injection after 12 weeks you would not be covered for contraception. Usually once you start the second injection the erratic bleeding stops.
You should go and see your GP anyway to check that there is no other cause for your bleeding such as retained products of conception following your termination.