How Long Will I Bleed After a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion?

In most cases, women experience light bleeding for two to three weeks after the surgery. However, some patients do not experience any bleeding and other patients have spotting or bleeding off and on.

Some women do not bleed at all and some may experience bleeding similar to menstruation after an MVA. Any amount of blood can be normal, except TOO MUCH (i.e. soaking four pads within two hours).

We advise that you use sanitary towels rather than tampons/menstrual cups as it is easier to monitor the amount of bleeding. [1]

[1] “Clinical updates in reproductive health.” Ipas, 2020, Accesed November 2020.


*Nothing provided herein should be construed as professional medical advice and no medication / pills should be used without a prescription from a licensed / registered medical practitioner eligible to prescribe such medication in your local jurisdiction.