With abortion comes many major risks, including infection. Signs of infection after abortion could include heavy bleeding or severe stomach pain. Following up with a medical professional after abortion is vital to safeguarding your health and determining if you are experiencing any type of infection.

Signs of Infection After Abortion

Infection is not something to take lightly, especially after a serious medical procedure like abortion. Infection after abortion could lead to serious complications like pelvic infection.

It’s vital to treat any condition right away if they are present to prevent further complications. The Mayo Clinic shares common signs and symptoms of infection, including the following:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

We recommend going to a medical professional after any type of abortion procedure to be sure you’re recovering normally.

Seek Medical Support

If you have any concerns along your healing journey, don’t second guess them; reach out to your local medical provider for insight and medical support. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

If side effects become concerning after abortion (extremely heavy bleeding or a fever), you most likely have an infection. Seek medical attention from your doctor or medical provider promptly to confirm if you are experiencing infection or any other complication.

Are You Considering Abortion?

Protect your health and safety by confirming your pregnancy details before making a final pregnancy decision. We at Echoz can help.

Echoz provides a safe and confidential opportunity to educate yourself about your pregnancy and learn more about your options.

We provide evidence-based medical information so you can make an informed choice regarding your pregnancy. Schedule a free and confidential appointment at Echoz today.

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