What are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

Here is a woman wondering What are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

Are you thinking about abortion? Or maybe you’re experiencing what you think are signs of an incomplete abortion. Here is what you need to know. 

What Are the Risks of Abortion?

Both medication and surgical abortion come with numerous risks and side effects. You deserve to know about them before making your decision. If you have more questions about abortion, contact us today to talk with our team about this option.

Potential Risks of Medication Abortion

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever

Potential Risks of Surgical Abortion 

  • Damage to the cervix
  • Prolonged heavy bleeding
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Perforation of the uterus

Signs of an Incomplete Abortion

Incomplete abortion happens when some pregnancy tissue remains in your womb. This causes painful symptoms that need medical attention as soon as possible.

It happens more often with a medication abortion (the abortion pill) due to less interaction with a medical professional and user error. There is, however, still a chance of an the abortion being incomplete in both types of procedures. Here are some of the signs of an incomplete abortion. Seek help from a medical professional if you experience these symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding (saturating more than one pad an hour)
  • Lower abdominal and/or pain 
  • Pain in the back, buttocks, genitalia, and perineum 
  • Passing blood clots
  • A fever

What Should I Do If I Think My Abortion Was Incomplete?

Still unsure? It’s better to be safe than sorry. Get to your local doctor or medical professional to follow up about your symptoms and concerns. 

If you haven’t received an abortion, and are considering all your pregnancy options, schedule an appointment to talk with our compassionate team at no charge today. You are not alone in your journey.