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RISK AND SIDE EFFECTS OF ABORTION

Dr. Kamela Khalid

Dr. Kamela Khalid

  Mosque road, Bengaluru     Feb 2, 2017

   1 min     

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RISK AND SIDE EFFECTS OF ABORTION


The physical side effects after an abortion can vary from woman to woman and there are potential side effects and risks that you should be aware of.


It is important to talk to a health professional as well as the doctor who will perform your abortion about possible side effects.


Anticipated Physical Side Effects Following An Abortion


The following is a list of side effects that are frequently experienced after an abortion. It is possible to experience these side effects for as long as 2 to 4 weeks following the procedure.


  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Spotting and bleeding

Potential And More Serious Complications Following An Abortion


Although serious complications occur in fewer than 1 out of 100 first trimester abortions and approximately 1 out of every 50 late term abortions, it is important to be aware of the following risks:


  • Heavy or persistent bleeding
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scarring of the uterine lining
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to other organs
  • Death

It is important to understand that these risks are rare and that some of these risks are associated with child birth. What matters is that you are aware that these risks exist as you strive to make an informed decision about your pregnancy.

Severe Abortion Physical Side Effects


If you have had an abortion, call your doctor and seek medical attention if your side effects become severe or if you experience any of the following:


  • Severe abdominal and back pain that prohibits you from standing up
  • Bleeding that is heavier than a normal menstrual period
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Continuing symptoms of pregnancy

say no to abotion until and unless there is an actual need and emergency.


Compiled using information from the following sources:


1. MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2006 Feb 24]. Abortion; [updated 2006 Feb 21; reviewed 2006 Feb 21; cited 2006 Feb 24].


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/abortion.html


2.Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis & Treatment-Ninth Ed. DeCherney, Alan H., et al, Ch. 33.


http://americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/abortion-side-effects/

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Avyang Health Care
Avyang Health Care |  September 26th, 2017

Beautiful Article!