What Are the Risks of Abortion?

Different types of abortions can pose various risks. Discuss your options and what the risks are with someone you trust. 

Possible reactions to any abortion procedure include extreme bleeding, allergic reactions to medications utilized, infection, or incomplete abortion.

Talk to a trusted physician or pregnancy center before making a final decision regarding your pregnancy. Know the facts.

Different Types of Abortion

The two types of abortion include medical abortion and surgical abortion. Each comes with serious risks.

  • Medical Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue through a medication regimen.
  • Surgical Abortion removes pregnancy tissue through a procedure that utilizes surgical instruments and suctioning techniques.

Medical Abortion Risks

According to the Mayo Clinic, possible risks of a medical abortion include the following:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection of tissues
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Anaphylactic reactions associated with medications used

Surgical Abortion Risks

According to the Cleveland Clinic, possible risks to this type of abortion include:

  • Injury to the cervix and uterus 
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Scarring
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Allergic reactions to medications used

Your Unique Health Journey

According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s important to have a medical professional evaluate your medical history and overall health, as well as:

  • Confirm your pregnancy with a physical exam
  • Do an ultrasound exam to date the pregnancy and check that it’s not outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) or that a tumor has not that developed in the uterus (molar pregnancy)
  • Do blood and urine tests
  • Explain how the procedure works, the side effects, and possible risks and complications

Schedule a no-cost appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and potential health risks unique to you. We are here to talk over all your options. You are never alone!

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