An incomplete abortion is one major risk of an abortion procedure, for both a surgical and medical abortion. Signs that may point to an incomplete abortion include:
- Heavy Bleeding
- Low blood pressure
- Abdominal cramping
If you think you are experiencing an incomplete abortion, contact a medical professional right away.
An Incomplete Abortion Defined
When pregnancy isn’t terminated as expected, or pregnancy tissue is left behind, it is considered an incomplete abortion.
An incomplete abortion should be treated immediately for health and safety. Do not wait because it could become life-threatening in a short amount of time.
It’s important to monitor your health and talk to your provider or local pregnancy center before an abortion about any complications that can occur after this procedure to help safeguard your health.
When to Seek a Physician
Never be afraid to call your physician if you suspect any abnormal signs or symptoms after an abortion. You should always feel comfortable with your doctor and be welcome to discuss your concerns. Signs and symptoms to monitor include:
- Saturating a pad every hour and passing several blood clots
- Pelvic and/or abdominal pain
- Cramping (can be recurring and like labor pains)
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Feeling faint, dizzy, or light-headed
- High pulse rate (over 100 beats per minute while resting)
Even if you are not experiencing one of these symptoms and believe something is wrong with your health, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or health professional. Your health is the most important thing and waiting could potentially threaten your life.
A Safe Place To Talk
At Grace Women’s Care Center, our caring team members are here to give you more information about your pregnancy options. You can talk safely and confidentially with us today.
Do you have questions about how abortion can impact your health? Talk to us today to learn more.