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Abortion carries a number of possible risks and complications, so it is not a procedure to take lightly. If you’re considering a medical or surgical abortion, arm yourself with factual information to make the best possible choice for yourself. 

One of the major complications of abortion is called incomplete abortion. We’ll outline the signs of incomplete abortion and the typical treatment methods used. Continue reading to learn more.

Symptoms to Look Out For

An incomplete abortion occurs when some of the pregnancy tissue remains in the uterus after an abortion or miscarriage. If left untreated, this condition can quickly become more dangerous. 

Signs of an incomplete abortion include:

  • Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding lasting days or possibly weeks
  • Lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How is an Incomplete Abortion Treated?

An incomplete abortion can be treated in various ways. Sometimes, the remaining pregnancy tissue will be expelled naturally, and the woman can expect to meet regularly with her medical provider for follow-up care. 

If this is not an option, the provider may administer oxytocin and misoprostol to help the uterus contract and control bleeding. Or they will use surgical instruments to remove the remaining tissue from the uterus, a process known as dilation and curettage

Should an incomplete abortion not be treated, the woman may experience severe hemorrhaging or sepsis.

Non-judgmental, Compassionate Care

If you believe you may have an incomplete abortion, contact your medical provider or visit the nearest emergency room immediately. 

Post-abortion support is available if you’ve had an abortion and suffer emotionally from the decision. Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic offers free and confidential abortion recovery support. Our advocates will offer you a safe space to find healing and peace. 

Contact us today to request an appointment. We’re here to provide support.

Greater Things Are Yet to Come.