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Health A-Z

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Harvard Medical School

When to Call A Doctor

Contact your doctor for any of the following problems:

  • A fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

  • Bleeding heavier than a normal menstrual period, soaking pads at a rate of one per hour or more, or passing large clots

  • Severe abdominal or back pain

  • Unusual or foul smelling vaginal discharge

  • No bleeding within 24 hours after the medical abortion of an early pregnancy

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