If you’ve just had an abortion, you may be experiencing some side effects from the procedure. Depending on what type of procedure you had, there are risks you should be aware of. Experiencing complications such as damage to your uterus varies depending on the individual woman and situation, but if you are having signs of further issues following an abortion, you should seek immediate medical care.
What Are Some Complications I Could Experience?
For some abortion procedures, such as medical abortions, the process is carried out at home. This means that you will need to be especially vigilant about your side effects and aware of the complications that could occur.
If you have a surgical abortion, you will also need to be aware of how you’re feeling. Surgical abortions are more complicated procedures and carry their own sets of risks andside effects. Regardless of which abortion procedure you have, there are specific signs of complications that youshould watch out for, such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Passing large blood clots for two or more hours
- Rapid heart rate
- Feeling depressed
- Hot flashes
- Foul-smelling discharge
- Vomiting for 4-6 hours
- Pain, swelling, or redness in the genital area
If you are experiencing any of these signs, don’t delay in seeking medical treatment. Visit your nearest emergency room as soon as possible. Your health matters!
I Haven’t Had an Abortion Yet. What Can I Do to Ensure I’m Healthy Beforehand?
Prior to having an abortion, all women should complete certain steps to ensure that their health remains the top priority. Confirming their pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test is the best way to begin.
Next, women should have an obstetric ultrasound to safeguard their health and well-being. Ultrasounds can determine important factors, such as your gestational age, the location of the pregnancy, and whether your pregnancy is viable. These factors will help to decide whether you need further medical treatment.
Where Can I Get an Ultrasound?
To see if you qualify for a no cost limited ultrasound at True Choice Medical Clinics, contact us today. We’d be happy to provide you with a range of services so that you can feel informed and empowered about your health!