I have just had a surgical abortion a few weeks ago.

Hello, I have been reading all your stories and it helps me to realize that I am not alone with this. Thank you I have just had a surgical abortion a few weeks ago. I am still not sure whether I have done right or wrong however my bigger issue is that I am not feeling well at all. I have been trying to arrange for an abortion since I was 10 weeks but there was a big miscommunication with a couple of places I decided to go for an advice so finally I got the referral and the surgery when I was 14 weeks+. The hospital was busy and some nurses were great some not. I have not even seen the doctor and nobody explained to me anything when they sent me home. On my medical record which I was given on leave it said I had lost over one litre of blood. Anyway it has been 6 days now and I am feeling very bad. I am bleeding a lot with lots of pain, having nausea and feeling dizzy. This morning I have been trying to call my GP for an emergency appointment but the lines were out of order. I called the hospital and they advised me to come over but unfortunately I could not travel so far. I called 111 and she advised me to take some Paracetamol. Now I am sitting in my bed typing out my story wondering what to do as I feel like there is no chance of getting checked out to see if my surgical termination was fine. I am scared! I can not afford to stay in hospital another time as I have to look after my little daughter and I am all alone in UK with all my family living abroad. I pray to God for the pain and bleeding to stop to get back to my normal life.

Editor's Comment

If you are still getting pain and bleeding several weeks after your abortion, then you do need to seek medical help. If you are unable to get hold of your GP, I suggest you go to an A and E department where they can at least give you emergency help should you need it. Christmas is a difficult time of year, with services stretched to the limit, but don't be put off. If you need help you can be seen either at an emergency GP service or at the hospital.
This story was sent in on 22/12/2014

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