An incomplete abortion is a risk associated with medical and surgical abortion, and it happens when parts of the pregnancy remain in the uterus. Signs of an incomplete abortion can sometimes be confused with the side effects of abortion itself and include abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. However, if you’re experiencing an incomplete abortion, these signs will grow increasingly worse.
Read on to learn more about an incomplete abortion. If you’ve recently had an abortion and are experiencing any signs of an incomplete abortion, it’s essential to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.
If you’re still pregnant and considering abortion as an option, Stillwater Life Services can help with free information and resources to help you understand your options. Contact us today to be connected to one of our caring team members.
How Would I Know If I’m Experiencing an Incomplete Abortion?
After an abortion, you will experience vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. However, if parts of the pregnancy are still inside your uterus (an incomplete abortion), the bleeding will be prolonged and heavy (soaking a pad an hour) and the cramping will likely grow stronger and may radiate into your back or thighs.
An incomplete abortion can quickly lead to infection, and this could cause fever and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
What If I’m Having Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?
If you’re experiencing any signs of an incomplete abortion, it’s essential to seek medical treatment right away.
Incomplete abortion, if left untreated, can lead to life-threatening complications such as hemorrhagic shock (which occurs when you lose too much blood), sepsis (a blood infection), and uterine rupture.
Whether you’ve had an abortion and are looking for post-abortion support, or if you’re still pregnant and considering your options, Stillwater Life Services can help. You’re not in this alone. We’re here for you with free, confidential support and resources. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our caring team members.