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It can be challenging to understand the full reality of the risks of abortion until it happens to you. If you are experiencing complications after abortion, seek immediate medical attention. 

Even if it’s something that seems minor to you, call your medical provider to be sure of where your health stands. Your health and safety is the most important thing and should be protected.

What is An Incomplete Abortion?

One of the significant physical risks of abortion is an incomplete abortion. About 40% of terminated pregnancies result in incomplete abortions. 

An incomplete abortion happens when the contents of the uterus are not completely expelled after a miscarriage or abortion. This can lead to various complications if not treated promptly. 

Some of the potential complications that can arise from an incomplete abortion include infection, hemorrhaging, POC (retained products of conception), scarring, cervical injury, and emotional distress. 

Signs of An Incomplete Abortion

Common signs or symptoms of an incomplete abortion include: 

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding or passing blood clots 
  • Enlarged uterus 
  • Fever 
  • Hypomenorrhea (light or infrequent menstrual periods) 
  • Infection 
  • Pelvic pain 

Seek immediate medical attention for incomplete abortion if you experience the following:

  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding 
  • High fever 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Severe pelvic pain 

It is important to know the signs of incomplete abortion and seek medical attention if you suspect you may be experiencing one. Like any major health complication, an incomplete abortion can be life-threatening if not treated right away.

More Abortion Information

At the Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford, we offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STD testing at no cost to you. 

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering an abortion, you deserve to have all the information. Learn more about abortion and get support by contacting us today! 

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