Post Abortion Side Effects | Pain after Miscarriage | After Abortion

Question: I’m married from 4 months and had miscarriage. Now I can’t walk long and get tired very soon with pain in upper legs. What should I do?

During pregnancy the levels of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) rises to help in the development and growth of the fetus. However following a spontaneous abortion or a D&C procedures, it takes about 4-6 weeks for the HCG levels to come within the normal range of 5. The change in the hormonal levels in the body has been associated with a host of other symptoms like pain, bleeding, emotional disturbance, etc.

At what gestational age did you abort? Was it a spontaneous abortion or induced abortion?
Normally, for any fetus of less than 5 months, Dilation and Curettage is the procedure that is used. Pain normally ceases completely after a Dilatation and Curettage (D & C) procedure.
Since this is the first time that you have undergone a D&C procedure, the cervical dilation may be causing the pain. Is the pain unbearable or disturbing? It is apparent that the cervix is not prone to excessive dilation and the extent of dilatation done would depend upon the gestational age of the fetus.

Do not worry; the pain should subside within a week’s time.

However, following an abortion, physiological symptoms related to grief or guilt will continue to affect you and cause substantial emotional disturbance. These physiological symptoms may manifest in the form of disturbance in sleep or eating patterns, tiredness, unexpected melancholy, disturbing dreams and confusion and also pain.

If the pain continues to be intolerable and restricts you ability to move around you should consult your doctor at the earliest. Get over the grief/ guilt; it will help you conceive better the next time.