Every individual is different when receiving a procedure tailored to their wants and needs. Due to this there can be a variation of discomfort depending on an individual’s threshold for discomfort, and the procedure they decide to follow through with. For first trimester manual vacuum aspiration, or electric vacuum aspiration, procedures takes approximately 2-3 minutes. Cramping that usually follows this procedure can be relieved by Motrin and/or Tylenol. For second trimester abortions, patients will receive prescriptions for medications to be taken post-operatively to manage discomfort. As well as an antibiotic prescribed to prevent infection. You will also be given a prescription for a medication to help the uterus to return to its pre-pregnant size. When performing a medical abortion, there are two steps. Possible side effects of the first half of the process may include, but are not limited to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, and headaches. For the second half of the process, side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, fever, and hot flashes. Women usually start to have cramping and bleeding between one to four hours after taking the second phase of medication. Keep in mind that this process is different for every woman. You are encouraged to take pain medication to help moderate the cramping during this phase of the abortion pill process. Even with pain medication, you should expect to feel cramping.