It’s crucial to be fully informed about all aspects of abortion when unexpectedly pregnant, including the possible complications that could arise. One significant risk that warrants attention is an incomplete abortion.

You need to understand the symptoms, potential health implications, and subsequent medical care that may be required in the event of an incomplete abortion.

What Is An Incomplete Abortion?

An incomplete abortion occurs when parts of the pregnancy tissue remain in the uterus after the procedure. This does not mean your pregnancy is still growing.

It’s a situation that requires immediate medical attention and will not go away on its own.

There are a variety of factors that put you at more risk, such as age, maternal diseases (diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, etc.), being under or overweight, drugs and alcohol, and infections (HIV or other sexually transmitted infections)

What Are The Signs?

Because women usually have a medical abortion at home or are sent home after a surgical abortion, it’s important to know the warning signs of an incomplete abortion.

What to look for initially will be vaginal bleeding with lower abdominal and/or pain and cramping. Other signs to be aware of include:

  • Heavy bleeding (soaking through 1 pad every hour)
  • Passing blood clots
  • Severe abdominal or lower back pain
  • Fever
  • Rhythmic cramps, like labor
  • Slower pulse
  • Lower blood pressure

Safeguard Your Health

If you’ve already had an abortion and are exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, you must seek care immediately.

If you haven’t had an abortion yet, it’s equally important to get checked out and fully informed of the risks of abortion. A pregnancy test indicates you are pregnant, but an ultrasound scan will confirm key details you’ll want to know to open up your options.

Heartbeats Pregnancy Care Center provides free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds by a professional medical staff. Let us help you safeguard your health and wellness.

Contact us today to get a confidential appointment.