Considering abortion? Before you make a choice for your unplanned pregnancy, take time to explore your options and learn about the risks and side effects related to abortion.
An incomplete abortion occurs when fetal tissue is left in the uterus during an abortion procedure.
If left untreated, incomplete abortions can lead to “death, uterine rupture, uterine perforation, subsequent hysterectomy, multisystem organ failure, pelvic infection, cervical damage, vomiting, diarrhea, infertility, and/or psychological effects.” 1
If you’re considering the abortion pill, it’s important to first understand the side effects you might face in order to know if you may be experiencing complications.
Common side effects include cramping, bleeding, headaches, nausea, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and chills.
Side effects of surgical procedures include spotting and cramping.
All abortion procedures come with a risk of incomplete abortion, among other health complications. Here are the common signs of incomplete abortion:
If you’re experiencing any of these signs of an incomplete abortion, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Incomplete abortion is not the only health risk related to abortion.
Other conditions that may result from abortion include “uterine atony and subsequent hemorrhage, uterine perforation, injuries to adjacent organs (bladder or bowels), cervical laceration, septic abortion, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.” 2
To best understand your unique health conditions, limit your risks, and avoid unnecessary complications, we recommend visiting your local pregnancy clinic for free pregnancy services prior to making your decision.
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center offers the following services at no cost to you:
Are you ready to explore your pregnancy options or discuss healing after an abortion? ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is here for you! Schedule your free appointment today!