An incomplete abortion can occur after any abortion procedure, such as a surgical or the abortion pill. Signs and symptoms of incomplete abortion can include
- Heavy Bleeding
- Abdominal cramping
- Low blood pressure
What’s An Incomplete Abortion?
This is a major complication that may arise after any abortion procedure. It occurs when some pregnancy tissue is left behind and not completely extracted during the abortion process. It can be hazardous to your health and safety when pregnancy tissue is left behind because it can cause:
Because most abortions are outpatient procedures, you will be responsible for monitoring yourself for signs and symptoms of any complications that may arise, such as an incomplete abortion.
Protect your health and wellness by understanding all the risks of abortion before the procedure and what complications can occur. It can be lifesaving to know when a sign or symptom of a complication develops so emergency services can be called immediately for your safety.
When Should I Reach Out for Medical Assistance?
You should always be on the lookout for signs of health endangerment after an abortion. Some manifestations to monitor and seek emergency services for are:
- Soaking a sanitary pad every hour and passing large blood clots in great quantity
- Pain in the abdominal, pelvic regions or back pain that does not get better with pain medication
- Labor-like cramping
- Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension
- Feeling faint or light-headed
- Increased pulse rate (100 beats per minute or more during periods of rest)
- Foul-smelling discharge from the vagina
- A fever (temperature above 100.4 °F) or chills
Before having an abortion, discuss with your physician or local pregnancy center all your options, abortion risks, and impacts. You deserve to have all the facts to decide what’s right for you.
If you are unsure or believe you are experiencing an incomplete abortion, contact emergency services immediately. Get the help you need now.
Where Can I Go To Learn More?
Do you want to learn more about your options or have questions about how abortion can impact your health? Contact us today to get the answers you seek and the care you deserve. We’re here for you.