Abortion Risks and Side Effects
As abortion is a major medical procedure, there are certain side effects and risks that you need to be aware of. It is important to understand these risks and protect your health!
Side Effects and Risks of Medical Abortion
Like most procedures, medical abortion has certain side effects. For some women, these side effects may be mild, while for others, they may be quite severe.
It is important to understand these side effects prior to taking the medications. You deserve to have all of the facts!
The side effects of having a medical abortion include:
Given that you are taking both mifepristone and misoprostol, you can expect to experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding as well. Sometimes, women may experience more severe side effects of a medical abortion. If these occur, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical treatment.
The risks of having a medical abortion include:
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
- Incomplete abortion (which may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
- An ongoing pregnancy (if the medical abortion doesn’t work)
Side Effects and Risks of Surgical Abortion
Just like medical abortion, surgical abortion carries certain side effects and risks that you should be aware of. It is important to learn more about these to protect your health.
The side effects of surgical abortion include:
- Heavy bleeding
The risks of surgical abortion are:
- Excessive bleeding
- Septic shock
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to an ectopic pregnancy or infertility
If you experience any of these risks following a surgical abortion procedure, it is imperative that you seek medical care immediately.
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