If you recently had an abortion or are considering an abortion, understanding the risks associated with abortion is important to protect your health and well-being.

One of the main risks after an abortion is infection. Left untreated, infection can create serious complications that can jeopardize your health.

Infection Warning Signs

According to the Mayo Clinic, possible signs of infection following an abortion include:

  • Heavy bleeding (soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours)
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

If you’ve recently had an abortion and are experiencing any of the above symptoms or suspect something is wrong, seek medical attention immediately to protect your safety and health. 

Risk of Incomplete Abortion

An infection can also be a sign that you are suffering from an incomplete abortion. An incomplete abortion is a risk in both medical and surgical abortion and develops when pregnancy tissue is not completely removed from your uterus.

Symptoms of an incomplete abortion can include:

  • Moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain

Similar to the symptoms of infection, it is important to immediately seek medical attention if you suffer any of the above symptoms.

How to Learn More

If you are considering an abortion, it’s important to understand all the risks and side effects that may impact your health.

A pre-abortion consultation from the trained staff at Options Care Center can give you the facts you need to make the best decision for your health.

This no-cost and confidential consultation includes an ultrasound scan, which can provide important information, including your pregnancy’s age, location, and viability. These details are very valuable in helping you know what options are available to you.

During the pre-abortion consultation, our staff will also answer all your questions and listen to any fears or concerns you might have. 

Abortion is a serious medical procedure with risks that can impact your health and future.

You deserve to know the details of your pregnancy and all the options available to you. 

Contact us today to schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment and get the answers you need to make the best decision for your health and future.