Normal side effects after an abortion include:
- abdominal cramps.
- light vaginal bleeding.
- nausea and vomiting.
- sore breasts.
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What are the risks of abortion?
What are the possible risks of having an abortion?
- the abortion doesn’t work and the pregnancy doesn’t end.
- some of the pregnancy tissue is left in your uterus.
- blood clots in your uterus.
- very heavy bleeding.
- injury to your cervix, uterus or other organs.
- allergic reaction to medication.
What to expect after an abortion?
After a surgical abortion, you may have cramps and light bleeding for up to 2 weeks. Most women can return to normal activities 1 to 2 days after the procedure. Deciding to end a pregnancy is never easy. After an abortion, it is normal to feel relief, sadness, or guilt.
What are the long term side effects of having an abortion?
4 Long-Term Health Effects
- future childbearing and pregnancy outcomes (e.g., secondary infertility; ectopic pregnancy; spontaneous abortion and stillbirth; complications of pregnancy; and preterm birth, small for gestational age, and low birthweight);
- risk of breast cancer;
- mental health disorders; and.
- premature death.
How long does the pain last after an abortion?
The moment of abortion can be noticed with a peak of heavier blood loss and more pain and cramps. Normally the bleeding will continue lightly for one to three weeks after the abortion, but times may vary. The normal menstrual period usually returns after four to six weeks.
Can you die from abortions?
About 25 million unsafe abortions occur a year, of which most occur in the developing world. Unsafe abortions results in complications for about 7 million women a year. Unsafe abortions are also one of the leading causes of deaths during pregnancy and childbirth (about 5-13% of all deaths during this period).
Can abortions be dangerous?
Serious problems can cause death in the most rare cases, but abortion is typically very safe. In fact, pregnancy and childbirth is riskier than most abortions. If you have complications during your medication abortion, you may have to go back to the doctor’s office or health center.
Has anyone gotten pregnant right after an abortion?
Although your menstruation may not come for several weeks after your abortion, you can ovulate (be fertile) at any time after the abortion. This means you can get pregnant right away, even if you are still having some light bleeding.
Is it easier to get pregnant after an abortion?
Having an abortion doesn’t affect your fertility in most cases. You can actually get pregnant just a few weeks after having an abortion, even if you haven’t had a period yet. This will depend on how far along you were in your pregnancy before the abortion happened.
Do abortions affect future pregnancy?
Generally, elective abortion isn’t thought to cause fertility issues or complications in future pregnancies. However, some studies suggest a possible link between pregnancy termination and an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight.
Is getting an abortion painful?
Having an abortion feels different for everyone — it can be super painful or just a little uncomfortable. Your level of discomfort can depend on the medications you get, how far into your pregnancy you are, and how much cramping and pain you have. For most people, it feels like strong period cramps.
How does the abortion pill affect your body?
Medication abortion works by stopping the progress of a pregnancy, then helping your body flush it out. The abortion pill is actually two separate medicines. Then you’ll get the second medicine, misoprostol, to take at home 24 to 48 hours later. Misoprostol helps your uterus expel the pregnancy.
How long do pregnancy symptoms last after abortion?
Most pregnancy symptoms begin to go away within 24 hours after the abortion, with nausea usually gone by the third day.
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