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It’s important to understand that no symptom or sign of complications after an abortion is too small. If you’ve had an abortion and are experiencing heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, or a fever, seek medical attention immediately. These symptoms may be signs of an incomplete abortion or other complications after abortion.

Common Signs of Incomplete Abortion

Following up with a medical provider if you are unsure about a sign or symptom after an abortion can sometimes be life-saving. Watch for these common signs that an incomplete abortion may cause:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding or passing blood clots 
  • Enlarged uterus 
  • Fever 
  • Hypomenorrhea (light or infrequent menstrual periods) 
  • Infection 
  • Pelvic pain 

Since abortion is done at home sometimes, it’s vital that women know what to look out for. Talk with a medical provider or local pregnancy center before an abortion about any possible complications that may happen after an abortion procedure to safeguard your health. 

Follow Up with a Medical Professional

Don’t wait or hesitate when it comes to reaching out to a medical provider when experiencing a potential abortion complication. Other signs and symptoms of complications after abortion to be aware of include:

  • Saturating over one pad every hour and passing several blood clots
  • Pelvic and/or abdominal pain
  • Cramping (can be recurring and like labor pains)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)

Learn More About Abortion Risks

Maybe you haven’t had an abortion, but you are considering it. It’s essential to consider the risks of abortion, like an incomplete abortion, which requires another medical procedure to remove the remaining parts of the pregnancy. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, other physical risks of abortion include infection, cervix damage, perforation of the uterus, and scar tissue on the uterine wall.

If you have further questions about the risks of abortion or would like to confirm your pregnancy today to safeguard your health, schedule a free and confidential appointment today.

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