Risks for womb damage or complications may be higher depending on the type of abortion procedure you have due to how invasive some techniques are compared to others. However, signs of injury or complication after an abortion can include the following:
- Abdominal pain
What Other Signs of Complication Should I Monitor For?
It’s important to know that most abortion procedures are outpatient appointments. This means you are responsible for monitoring your health at home for complications that could arise.
Other signs of complications arising can be:
- Foul-smelling discharge.
- Passing of large blood clots for two or more hours.
- Vomiting for 4-6 hours.
- Pain, swelling, or redness in the genital region.
- Rapid heart rate (over 100 beats per minute).
- Hot flashes.
- Feelings of depression.
If you believe you may be experiencing a complication after an abortion procedure, don’t wait. Contact emergency services immediately to receive the care you need.
How Can I Protect My Health Before an Abortion?
There are a few things that can assist you in protecting your health and safety while making an informed decision. Reaching out to a trusted provider or local pregnancy center can help you understand your risks and options.
Confirming pregnancy through a quality test and ultrasound image will also help you understand what options are available to you and if there are any serious concerns you should be aware of first. After receiving a reliable positive result on a pregnancy test, an ultrasound can reveal information such as:
- Age of pregnancy (the type of abortion procedures vary based on age of pregnancy)
- If the pregnancy is in the right place (an ectopic pregnancy is outside the uterus and can be a medical emergency)
- If the pregnancy is viable (growing and healthy)
Where Can I Go?
If you are considering an abortion, contact us to be sure you’re making an informed decision that protects your health.
Scheduling is flexible, and all appointments are free and confidential. You’re not alone; we’re here to help.