If you have had or are considering an abortion, it is crucial to know the signs and symptoms of possible incomplete abortion and when to seek help. Incomplete abortions happen when tissues from the pregnancy are still in the body after the abortion procedure.
The National Library of Medicine states some signs and symptoms are:
- Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding
- Lower abdominal or pelvic pain
How Do Incomplete Abortions Occur?
Incomplete abortions result from pregnancy tissues being left behind in the body after an abortion procedure, whether surgical or medical, via the abortion pill. When this happens, medical treatment is often needed to remove any tissue and prevent infection or other life-threatening complications.
Understanding the risks and knowing when to seek help from medical services is essential. It is always important to speak with a provider that you trust when considering an abortion. You deserve to have all the information to feel confident and make the best decision to protect your health and well-being.
When Should You Seek Help?
Don’t wait! If you have had an abortion and believe you have an incomplete abortion or are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call medical services:
- Pelvic, abdominal, or lower back pain
- Cramping that can be similar to labor pains or rhythmic
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Lightheadedness or feeling faint
- High pulse rate (more than 100 beats per minute when at rest)
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