i had an abortion back in january and right after i had a IUD put in. when i had the abortion i was two monts pregnant and i had a flat stomach be for. But now i still have a little bulge in my stomach. could i have retaind tissue?

I am sorry to hear about your

I am sorry to hear about your unwanted pregnancy and subsequent abortion. Pregnancy stretches your uterus, even a pregnancy that is interrupted, so it possible that is the bulge you are seeing. It is also possible that you have gained some weight since that time as well. Have your eating habits changed at all? If your IUD contains hormones, that could contribute to weight gain as well.

If you had retained tissue, you would probably be having some bleeding and cramping. However, if you are worried about this, you should contact your ob/gyn for a follow-up visit to discuss anything that concerns you.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

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