You may be experiencing symptoms such as cramping, fever, or severe bleeding after an abortion procedure.
It’s important not to let this go for too long without getting medical attention, as you may have signs of incomplete abortion. It can be a threat to your health if not treated right away.
What is an Incomplete Abortion?
An incomplete abortion is like what it sounds like, an abortion that wasn’t complete, a partial loss of a pregnancy within the first 20 weeks. It can lead to severe issues for women physically.
Incomplete abortion can cause severe vaginal bleeding, possibly associated with lower abdominal and pelvic pain.
The Symptoms of Incomplete Abortion
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you even have the slightest sign of a potential incomplete abortion.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) shares common signs of incomplete abortion, including:
- Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding lasting days or possibly weeks
- Lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain
- Hemorrhagic shock – a medical emergency where the body begins to shut down due to heavy blood loss
Why Follow-Up After An Abortion
After an abortion, a follow-up visit with your provider is crucial so you can be sure that you’re healing and evaluate if you have any signs of incomplete abortion or infection.
Before A Pregnancy Decision
If you haven’t decided about your pregnancy yet, be sure to confirm your pregnancy with our free pregnancy testing and ultrasound services today. These steps will confirm what options are available to you.
An ultrasound can alert you to any potential complications, such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, which should be treated right away. If you have either of these complications, abortion would not be an option for you.
Schedule your appointment with us today. Feel empowered and informed in your decision for your pregnancy. We’re here for you.