Side Effects of Surgical Abortion

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.

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