After the procedure, the tissue obtained is visualised by a clinician to confirm the pregnancy termination. If there are any doubts, further follow-up is arranged with the patient before they leave the clinic.
Nausea disappears quickly after the procedure, with breast tenderness taking up to 2 weeks to abate.
Normal post-operative bleeding is minimal, followed in 3 to 5 days with moderate to severe cramping lasting for a day or two. This is usually relieved by bleeding or the passing of blood clots. Heavy flow may resume for a few days following the procedure, with spotting up to 4 weeks.
Pregnancy tests will remain positive for several weeks following the procedure.