Women who have undergone an abortion have a risk of experiencing an incomplete abortion. Signs and symptoms of incomplete abortion can include:
- Heavy Bleeding
- Abdominal cramping
- Low blood pressure
If you suspect you may be experiencing an incomplete abortion, don’t wait. Protect your health and call emergency medical services to get the care you need now.
How Does An Incomplete Abortion Occur?
When an abortion procedure takes place, this ends the pregnancy. When this occurs, the procedure attempts to remove the pregnancy and its tissues from the uterus.
Sometimes, the procedure isn’t always 100% effective, and pregnancy tissue is left behind. If this takes place, life-threatening complications can arise and can begin by producing the signs and symptoms mentioned above.
For this reason, it’s important that before women have an abortion, they are provided with all the information, including risks and complications that could arise. This education is essential for their health and wellness since most abortions are outpatient procedures, and they will be expected to monitor themselves for any complications that could arise.
When Do I Call For Help?
Women who suspect they might be experiencing an incomplete abortion, do not feel right, or are concerned about any other signs or symptoms they’re experiencing, should contact medical help immediately.
If you don’t believe you have a life-threatening emergency, contact your medical provider to let them know how you feel and receive further clarification and information.
Some signs and symptoms to specifically be aware of are:
- Heavy bleeding — 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
Where Can I Learn More?
If you have questions or concerns about how to protect your health before or after an abortion, we welcome you to contact us today.
We are here to ensure you get the care you deserve and the answers you need. All appointments and services are at no cost, and scheduling is flexible. We’re here for you.