What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

Before undergoing an abortion procedure, it is important to know in advance what risks are possible. One very serious risk is that of an incomplete abortion.

Staying informed of the signs is the best way to protect your health.

What Happens During an Incomplete Abortion?

So, what is an incomplete abortion? An incomplete abortion occurs when there is remaining pregnancy tissue in the uterus following an abortion. If left untreated, an incomplete abortion can lead to life-threatening health complications.

Signs of an incomplete abortion include:

  • Fever
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Hypotension
  • Pain in the pelvic or abdominal regions

These symptoms may occur shortly after an abortion. Other times, they take some time to develop. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Don’t wait! Your health is important.

Women need to know signs of an incomplete abortion.

Following medical treatment for an incomplete abortion, which may include needing a surgical abortion to remove the remaining pregnancy tissue, you will want to have regular follow-up care with a medical provider.

Who’s More Likely to Have an Incomplete Abortion?

There are some more instances that make having an incomplete abortion more likely. According to the Cleveland Clinic, these factors include:

  • Having a second-trimester miscarriage, abortion, or delivery
  • Having a congenital uterine anomaly
  • Having placenta accreta, which is when the placenta is attached to the uterus too deeply

Interested in Learning More?

Need more information about incomplete abortion, or interested in learning more about your options when faced with an unplanned pregnancy?

At Choices Pregnancy Center, we are here to help you understand your options and provide a safe place as you explore those options. We offer confidential options consulting with one of our trained advocates, as well as post-abortion healing. We provide one-on-one mentoring to help you find the peace you deserve.

Contact us today to make an appointment. We are here for you!