One of the potential risks of any type of abortion is an incomplete abortion. It’s vital to get immediate medical attention if you think you could be experiencing this complication of abortion.
Some signs and symptoms of an incomplete abortion include heavy bleeding, abdominal cramping, fever, or low blood pressure.
Don’t hesitate about this abortion complication or any other complication, as your health and safety matter. Waiting could be life-threatening.
What’s An Incomplete Abortion?
An incomplete abortion can happen after an abortion when parts of the pregnancy remain in the uterus and are not entirely evacuated. It’s considered a complication of an abortion procedure.
Before an abortion, women should be provided with all information, an ultrasound, and risks. This is important so they can make an informed decision and know how to monitor their health.
When Should Emergency Services Be Requested?
Any time a woman doesn’t feel well, and she believes it may be related to her abortion procedure, it is in her best interests to reach out to a medical professional right away.
Possible manifestations to watch for that could point to a complication include:
- Soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
- Severe abdominal or back pain
- Fever lasting more than 24 hours
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Feeling faint
- An elevated heart rate
Don’t hesitate to call emergency services as your health is essential. Time is of the essence.
Before proceeding with abortion, you will need lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy’s viability and how far along you are. Get both done at no cost with our medical team today.
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