The amount and length of bleeding after a medication abortion is different
for each woman and depends on both the method used and the length
of the pregnancy. Many women describe the experience as a heavy, crampy,
long period and many women compare the process to a spontaneous miscarriage.
Bleeding and cramping are normal and expected as part of the
abortion process. The average bleeding time differs by method but can range from one
to four weeks after initiating the abortion. In addition, many women
report passing "clumps" and some report
passing gray or tan tissue (the products of conception). This tissue
is usually less than one and a half inches in length.