What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion

Women deserve all the facts to protect their health after an abortion procedure. An incomplete abortion can cause a woman to experience the following:

  • Hemorrhaging.
  • Pain in the abdominal or pelvic regions.
  • Fever.
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure).

What Is An Incomplete Abortion?

An incomplete abortion can occur after any abortion procedure and must be medically treated to help prevent the woman from experiencing health complications.

This condition occurs when pregnancy tissue is left behind in the body after an abortion and can cause the body to experience medical complications such as infection, shock, and other serious concerns.

How Can I Protect Myself?

Although complications can occur to anyone who has an abortion, the Cleveland Clinic states there is an increased risk to those who have:

  • Delivery, miscarriage, or abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy (weeks 13 to 26)
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Never given birth before, though they may have been pregnant
  • A congenital uterine anomaly

This is not a comprehensive list, and other factors can increase your chances of having an incomplete abortion.

Though many women tend to rush through their decision, speaking with your local pregnancy center or a trusted physician can help answer your specific health risks. Don’t hurry a decision that can negatively impact your health—taking a little extra time can protect your safety.  

Where Can I Get Answers?

If you think you might be experiencing manifestations of an incomplete abortion, contact emergency services immediately. Even if you are unsure, it’s better to have peace of mind and proper care.

Contact us today to better understand your risks and options, free and completely confidential. We’re here to help you get the clarity you need and the care you deserve to make the right decision for you. 

You’re not alone; we are here to walk with you on this journey.