What are the complications of abortion?

What are the complications of abortion?

Risks of Abortion

  • Heavy Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Incomplete Abortion.
  • Damage to the Cervix.
  • Scarring of the Uterine Lining.
  • Perforation of the Uterus.
  • Damage to Internal Organs.
  • Death.

Is a surgical abortion an operation?

Surgical abortion involves an operation. A suction tube or specialised instruments are used to remove the pregnancy from the womb.

What are the side effects of suction abortion?

Some minor complications include: Injury to the uterine lining or cervix. Infection. Bacteria can enter the uterus during the procedure and cause an infection….Risks

  • A hole in the wall of the uterus (uterine perforation). This is rare.
  • Tissue remaining in the uterus (retained products of conception).
  • Blood clots.

How long does it take to heal after surgical abortion?

Care at home after a surgical abortion Carefully follow all of your doctor’s instructions and review what-to-expect information after a surgical abortion. Follow these instructions: Most women can return to normal activities in 1 to 2 days after the procedure. Avoid strenuous exercise for about 1 week.

How soon can I get a surgical abortion?

Surgical abortion, also known as suction aspiration abortion, can be performed in a one-day procedure if less than 14 weeks have passed since the first day of your last menstrual period. The procedure is done in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia and oral pain-relieving medications.

How successful is a surgical abortion?

The surgical abortion success rate Surgical abortion is more than 99% effective, fewer than 1% of patients require a repeat procedure.

What happens after suction abortion?

Vacuum aspiration is a minor surgical procedure. A normal recovery includes: Irregular bleeding or spotting for the first 2 weeks. During the first week, avoid tampons and use only pads.

Do Abortions hurt?

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.

What to expect after an abortion?

You can go back to work, school, driving, exercise, and most other normal activities the next day if you feel up to it. You can have sex as soon as you feel ready. It’s normal to have some bleeding after an abortion. You can use pads, tampons, or a menstrual cup — whatever’s the most comfortable for you.

Is it normal to smell after abortion?

Periods after a surgical abortion may be lighter at first. They should normalize within a few months. Any blood or discharge you have shouldn’t smell bad. Foul-smelling discharge could be a sign of infection.

What infections can you get after an abortion?

Pelvic infection is the commonest complication of legal abortion. The presence of lower genital tract infections increases the risk of complications, and women requesting abortion are at significant risk of harbouring sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

Does your stomach go back to normal after an abortion?

After having an abortion, you’ll probably have some period-type pains, stomach cramps and vaginal bleeding. This should start to gradually improve after a few days, but can last for 1 to 2 weeks. This is normal and is usually nothing to worry about.

Do you have to take time off work after an abortion?

Patients who have medication abortions often need two full days off of work. We recommend taking it easy for the first week or so after your abortion (no heavy lifting or intense physical labor/workouts), most patients feel physically capable of daily activities very soon after their abortion.