Uterine damage is one of the major physical risks of getting an abortion. It can be more likely when going through certain types of abortion. However, signs of injury or complication after an abortion can include the following:
- Abdominal pain
Signs to Watch For After Abortion
Other complications after an abortion include incomplete abortion (requiring another abortion procedure), infection, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and more.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are signs and symptoms that may require medical attention after a medical abortion, including:
- 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
Sometimes it’s hard to know how serious a sign or symptom is, so it’s best to seek medical attention right away, even for the slightest of symptoms. Safeguard your health by getting a follow-up after an abortion if needed.
Protect Your Health Before Abortion
Protect your health and safety by knowing all the facts and risks of abortion before moving forward with your decision. Talk to a local pregnancy center or medical provider to understand the process.
Receive pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to determine what pregnancy options are available to you, or if there are any current pregnancy complications you may not know of.
An ultrasound will confirm the following:
- How far along you are (gestational age)
- The location of your pregnancy (an ectopic pregnancy is outside the uterus and can be a medical emergency)
- If the pregnancy is viable (growing and healthy)
We provide free, confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to help you receive the answers you need to plan the next step of your pregnancy.
Talk to our team at Women’s Care Medical Center to get free and confidential support. You are not alone!