As published in this study by the National Library of Medicine, some manifestations of an incomplete abortion taking place are:
- Heavy Bleeding
- Abdominal cramping
- Low blood pressure
Women considering abortion should always speak with a trusted provider or pregnancy center where they can be empowered with knowledge, receive answers to their questions, and be supplied with the understanding needed to make an informed decision.
What Is an Incomplete Abortion?
An incomplete abortion can occur after a surgical or medical abortion procedure. This life-threatening complication can arise when part of the pregnancy is left behind and does not fully exit the body.
Discussing these risks and understanding when to contact emergency services or a provider is important to safeguard health and wellness. Women deserve to have all the information so they can make decisions that will help protect their safety.
When Should Emergency Services Be Called?
A physician or medical services should be called when signs and symptoms of a complication arise. Waiting can be dangerous, and these complications cannot be treated at home. Some manifestations to watch for are:
- Saturating through a pad every hour and passing several blood clots
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Cramping that can be rhythmic and similar to labor pains
- Low blood pressure or hypotension
- Feeling faint or light-headed
- Increased pulse rate (over 100 beats per minute while resting)
Anyone who believes they have an incomplete abortion should not hesitate to contact emergency services for treatment.
Where Can I Go To Learn More?
Have questions regarding options or want to understand what abortion risks women should be aware of? Contact us today so we can answer these questions and help empower you with the knowledge you need to make an informed choice.
We offer pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, and options counseling to serve our community better. Though we do not perform or refer for abortions, we can provide accurate information on abortion procedures and risks so that you can make a confident decision. Reach out today and let us know how we can help!