Whether you are currently considering an abortion or if you have already had one, it’s important to be aware of what the potential risks are, one of which is an incomplete abortion. An incomplete abortion is when the abortion procedure does not remove all the pregnancy remnants.
What Are the Symptoms of an Incomplete Abortion?
An incomplete abortion is more likely to occur with a medication abortion (an abortion pill) rather than a surgical abortion. However, it is still possible to have an incomplete abortion as a result of the surgical procedure. It’s important to be aware of the common signs of an incomplete abortion, so read the list below.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these signs and symptoms of incomplete abortion:
- Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding (saturating more than one pad an hour)
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain in the back, buttocks, genitalia, and perineum
- Passing blood clots
- A fever
How Likely Is an Incomplete Abortion?
According to a study of 24,006 adult participants who underwent a medical abortion, 10.2% experienced an incomplete abortion. Even though there are advanced abortion methods, there are known risks that must be considered.
Other Risks of Abortion
In addition to an incomplete abortion, other risks of an abortion include a fever, digestive discomfort, infection, excessive bleeding, etc.
While these will not always follow an abortion procedure, it’s important to be educated on the possible symptoms or side effects to expect.
At Life Choices Medical, we offer no-cost pregnancy services and options. You can schedule a complimentary ultrasound or pregnancy test. We also offer consultations where you can learn more about the pregnancy process and ask questions about your options.
We are here to help and support you, so contact us today!