What Are the Side Effects of a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion?
Most women will experience bleeding and cramping during and after a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) abortion.
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 blood (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 that occurs.
It is also common to experience many different emotions after a surgical abortion, all of which are valid, and if the woman feels like she needs additional help, she should seek counseling. 
 “Clinical updates in reproductive health.” Ipas, 2020, www.ipas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ClinicalUpdatesInReproductiveHealthCURHE20-English-digital.pdf. Accesed November 2020.
During an Abortion with Manual Vacuum Aspiration
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- Is a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion Painful?
- What Are the Side Effects of a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion?
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- What is an Induction Abortion?
- What is Dilation and Curettage (D&C)?
- What is Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)?
- What is an Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA)?
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- What Are the Potential Risks and Complications For a Vacuum Aspiration Abortion?
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