This woman is wondering what is the risk of the abortion pill?

What Is the Risk of the Abortion Pill?

The Abortion Pill is also referred to as a Medical Abortion. According to the Mayo Clinic, risks of a medical abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

What Are the Side Effects of the Abortion Pill?

The Abortion Pill is comprised of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. As with any procedure or medication, in addition to risks, there are also associated side effects women should discuss with a trusted provider or medical center before taking the Abortion Pill.

The Mayo Clinic states these are known side effects of this medication:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Why Is a Health Assessment and History Important?

To better understand if the Abortion Pill is right for you, having a complete physical, and giving an entire health history is important. By assessing these factors, you will know what options are safest and most suitable for you.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the Abortion Pill is not suitable for everyone. It states that for their health and safety, women who have the following conditions are not recommended to receive this procedure:

  • Are too far along in the pregnancy.
  • Have a pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
  • Have a blood clotting disorder or significant anemia.
  • Have chronic adrenal failure.
  • Use long-term corticosteroids.
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD).
  • Have an allergy to the medications used.
  • Do not have access to emergency care.
  • Can’t return for a follow-up visit.

Who Can I Speak to About My Options?

Please contact us today if you have questions about your options or wish to receive some of the important services mentioned in this article for free during a confidential appointment. 

Here at Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon, we offer medical-quality pregnancy tests, ultrasound, and options counseling.

If you’re experiencing an unplanned season of life, we’re here to support you and find the path forward that’s right for you.