There are some complications to talk about, these are:
Problems involving the anesthetic: They rarely occur, if ever. You will discuss it with your anesthetist on the day of your abortion.
Wounds within the body: Injury to the uterus (0.86-1.4 in 1,000 abortions); injury to the cervix (under 1 in 100 cases)
Hemorrhage: Excessive bleeding that lead to transfusion occurs in nearly 0.5-2 abortions in 1,000. The danger of hemorrhage rise to four in 1000 after 20 weeks.
Infection: After the abortion, the probability of infections increase to 10% in women but they are not too damaging to the health. Your clinic should provide you with antibiotics to lessen the danger of infection at the time of your abortion.
Recollected pregnancy tissue: This occurs in less than 1% of abortion and often call for another procedure or more medication to help take away the lingering pregnancy tissue.
Failure of abortion: No abortion is immune to any kind of risk, so it may need another procedure. This risk is nearly 2.3 in 100 of surgical abortion.
Rhesus isoimmunisation: Women who have falls under a specific blood group (rhesus negative) face the danger of isoimmunisation in wake of induced abortion. They are therefore administered Anti-D both in medical and surgical abortions. It helps avoid problems in future pregnancies.
Thrombosis (Clots in the legs or lungs): It is a danger of being pregnant and of any surgery, it will increase with a high gestation.
Death: Like medical abortion, there is a low risk of death in surgical abortion – 3 in 100,000 cases at 13-15 weeks, and 12 in 100,000 cases after 21 weeks.
Long Term Dangers:
Future Reproduction: abortion does not have a negative effect on your fertility. However, multiple surgical abortions slightly increase the danger of miscarriage.
Breast Cancer: No evidence indicate a link between abortion and breast cancer.
Psychological effects: After an abortion, a woman can go into a mixed feelings ranging from depression to relief, guilt to sadness, and regret to anxiety. They all typically go away after a few weeks or months.
While it is imperative that you know about the dangers of abortion, they are rare. Whenever you are worried about the complications you are going through, call your doctor and keep tracking your case closely. Always seek professional medical advice from certified physicians. Be safe.
Your clinic will always ask you for your medical history before planning a medical abortion to make sure you are completely safe. Surgical abortion might be the best option for some women depending on their past medical conditions, and some women should ditch abortion clinics altogether and do their abortion in a hospital for safety reasons.
Surgical abortion is a procedure that employ tender pulling out of pregnancy tissue from inside the womb. It is much safer when applied before 12 weeks gestation, and poses more dangers and complications the longer the pregnancy continues. Some clinics would do terminations up to 24 weeks. There are several ways of doing surgical abortion such as local anesthetic, or conscious sedation, and at higher gestations, some clinics would do it under a general anesthetic.
Few women experience any complications with surgical abortion. Nonetheless, you are likely to go through slight abdominal pain and some minor vaginal releases or bleeding after doing the procedure. This will probably fade away in a few days after the procedure.
In 2014, the rate of substantial dangers from surgical abortion dropped dramatically and is now around one in 1000 abortions.
Medical abortion has some dangerous complications, but they are very rare:
Substantial bleeding/hemorrhage: necessitating a blood transfusion. It is a very rare danger, but if it happens to you, you must seek emergency medical help at once.
“Incomplete abortion”: it is when the uterus could not remove all of the pregnancy tissues. If you experience an incomplete abortion, your clinic should dispose a larger dose of the medication for you, a surgical interference, or closely monitors your case. It depends professional medical assessment. “Incomplete abortions” happens in 2-3% of all medical abortions.
: (An infection inside the womb) is a very rare danger that happens in medical abortion with a 0.1-0.9%.
“Failed abortion”: 1 and 14 in 1000 cases of medical abortion experience failed abortion where the pregnancy continue despite the use of abortion drugs.
Thrombosis (Clots in the legs or lungs): This occurs naturally during pregnancy and it is a risk of surgery too. This danger will increase with a higher gestation.
Death: This “never” happens in medical abortion, only one in million.
Post written by Sabrina Herrera, author at The Huffington Post, CNN, and Technorati. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org