Maybe you didn’t think it would happen to you until it did. Are you experiencing pain or complications after an abortion? Get immediate medical attention. Even if it seems like a minor issue, call your medical provider immediately to protect your health and safety.
Incomplete Abortion Defined
A major physical risk of abortion is an incomplete abortion. Around 40% of terminated pregnancies result in incomplete abortions. These types of abortions happen when the contents of the uterus are not completely expelled after a miscarriage or abortion.
Some potential complications that can arise from an incomplete abortion include infection, hemorrhaging, POC (retained products of conception), scarring, cervical injury, and emotional distress.
Signs of an Incomplete Abortion
Signs of an incomplete abortion may not occur until “days, weeks or even months after the pregnancy ends.” Following up with a medical provider and knowing what signs and symptoms to look for is potentially life-saving.
Some signs or symptoms of an incomplete abortion include:
- Heavy vaginal bleeding or passing blood clots
- Enlarged uterus
- Hypomenorrhea (light or infrequent menstrual periods)
- Pelvic pain
As many abortions are now done at home, women must know what to monitor for after an abortion. Talk with your medical provider or local pregnancy center before an abortion about any possible complications that could happen after an abortion procedure to safeguard your health.
Don’t hesitate to call a medical professional whenever you are experiencing an abortion complication. Typical signs/symptoms to be aware of include:
- Saturating over one pad every hour and passing several blood clots
- Pelvic and/or abdominal pain
- Cramping (can be recurring and like labor pains)
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Feeling faint, dizzy, or light-headed
- High pulse rate (over 100 beats per minute while resting)
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