Worried you will have complications after an abortion? We recommend getting medical help even if you have the slightest signs of complications. You could be experiencing any of the following signs of an incomplete abortion, including:

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

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), these are some of the most common signs of incomplete abortion. You could experience one or many of them. Get immediate medical attention, as an incomplete abortion could seriously threaten your health.

How Does An Incomplete Abortion Happen?

If pregnancy tissue has not fully exited the body, it causes an incomplete abortion. It can quickly become life-threatening, so it’s vital that you get treated right away or looked at if you suspect any signs. Medical treatment is needed immediately to take care of this condition. 

Surgical abortion removes a pregnancy through surgical techniques, including suctioning. Medical abortion removes a pregnancy through a medication routine. Both elective abortion procedures done incorrectly can increase the risk of incomplete abortion.

Other Signs to Watch For

Other signs or symptoms of an incomplete abortion that women should look out for include:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding or passing blood clots 
  • Enlarged uterus 
  • Hypomenorrhea (light or infrequent menstrual periods) 
  • Infection 
  • Pelvic pain 

Free Post-Abortion Support

You are not alone in your post-abortion recovery journey. We offer free and confidential post-abortive care if you need support after an abortion. Don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Our compassionate patient advocates are here for you. We can help you navigate the physical side effects as well as the emotional ones. It’s not an easy road, but recovery is possible.

We do not provide extended OB/GYN or pre-natal care, birth control prescriptions or devices, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.