What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

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One of the many major health risks of abortion is an incomplete abortion. Some signs that you could be experiencing incomplete abortion include vomiting, fever, or vaginal bleeding. It’s vital that you follow up with a doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms. 

In this blog, we want to share more about what an incomplete abortion is and the possible signs of this serious abortion risk. Get answers today to move forward.

What is an Incomplete Abortion?

An incomplete abortion is a lot like it sounds – it’s an abortion that is not complete, either after a surgical or medical abortion procedure. It can lead to major issues for women, physically – including the risk of death if not properly treated right away.

While abortion is done to terminate an existing pregnancy, if not done properly, there may be parts of the pregnancy left in the uterus. This incomplete abortion can cause serious infections for a woman. There is always a possibility for this risk, as part of the pregnancy may have unintentionally been left inside the womb. 

Though it is a risk of surgical abortion, incomplete abortions commonly happen with medical abortions. If you just had an abortion and suspect any type of infection or incomplete abortion, it’s important to pay attention to any slight symptoms of incomplete abortion. 

Symptoms of Incomplete Abortion

Try not to second guess any symptoms, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) shares these common signs of incomplete abortion:

  • Cramping
  • Fever
  • Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding lasting days or possibly weeks
  • Lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain
  • Hemorrhagic shock, a medical emergency where the body begins to shut down due to heavy blood loss
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Our Team Is Here for You

Again, follow up with your doctor if you think you may have an incomplete abortion. If you’re still considering the option of abortion, our team at Options Medical Clinic is here for you. We can explain more about the procedure, what to expect, as well as the risks. 

Before making a final decision, you will want to make sure you’re pregnant with a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound. We offer both of these pregnancy services at no cost to you.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and learn about your options. You are not alone!