Should I still see a doctor if I've had an abortion with no side effects?

I had a very sanitary home abortion, I was only 2 weeks in, and got my period right after. All my previous symptoms (headache, nausea,...) have gone away and I have had no discolored or excessive discharge or bloating. My friend is worried I might have caused permanent damage, even though no metal/sharp objects were involved (plastic blunt) and I did no scraping, just pushed it up and pulled out. Should I still see a doctor?

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Yawaroht123
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You did what exactly? You could have done nothing and still be pregnant, you could have introduced infection and potential caused birth defects, you could have damaged the placenta, etc. Yes you absolutely go...sooner rather than later. Best of luck to you.

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Um, yes. You could very well still be pregnant.

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Definitely see a doctor still.. What you described tells me "you perforated a hole near the cervix, getting back mucus and blood" -- there's no guarantee that you entered the uterus, much less that if you did, the baby is gone. It could just have reduced blood supply and continue to grow--or you could have put that hole in the wrong location, connecting two areas and putting yourself at risk for future abdominal or cervical infection.

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I took a plastic chopstick and cleaned it off with soap and water and then stuck it up my cervix a few times, each time recleaning the stick, until a yellowish blob with mucus blood around it came out on the end of the stick, and then my period started.

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