effects of abortion
- Terminating pregnancy may sound an easy option
for many women to get rid of unwanted baby. One needs to have a clear
understanding about the risks associated and the after effects of
abortion. The risks depend on the length of pregnancy.
- Infections, fever, bleeding, vomiting, abdominal
pain and gastro-intestinal troubles are some of the minor side-effects of
abortion that last only a few days. However, one needs a medical attention
when these symptoms last for a longer duration and show no symptoms of
- Terminating pregnancy is a step that changes
one’s life. Abortion brings along physical as well as emotional
consequences. Below we have discussed some major abortion risks. Please go
through it once before taking that crucial decision.
- Soon after the abortion, a woman may have a heavy
discharge of blood along with small pieces of tissue or blood clots. The
heavy flow lasts only a few days and gradually the flow becomes less which
is considered the normal case. The bleeding may last up-to 5 weeks
depending on the length of pregnancy. However, many women suffer from
excessive bleeding after abortion. A heavy discharge of blood that soaks a
maxi pad in less than an hour is a cause of worry. This kind of bleeding
is called as “hemorrhaging”.
- This abnormal blood loss may possibly occur if
the cervix is punctured or is torn during the abortion process. One may
require a blood transfusion. This kind of abortion risk, in some cases,
may require a surgery.
- Abortion could bring along infections. Infection
to your pelvic parts could possibly happen due to some fetal parts that
are mistakenly left inside the womb (incomplete abortion or abnormal
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, identified with
persistent fever, can also develop due to the insertion of medical
instruments into the uterus while performing the surgery. The infection further causes scarring of
the pelvic organs.
- Such infections can be a life threatening side
effect of abortion that can lead to infertility and ectopic pregnancy. As
per the studies, nearly 5% of women suffer with pelvic inflammatory
diseases post abortion.
- Sepsis (total body infection) can happen when a
number or mifepristone (a tablet)
is used to induce medication abortion.
- Incomplete abortion means an induced abortion
that is not complete and contents of the uterus (some unwanted fetal
parts) are not completely expelled and are left behind inside the womb.
During the surgery, some parts and tissues of the fetal may be mistakenly
left inside the uterus resulting in bleeding, cramps and severe
- Incomplete abortion can also happen when a woman
whose pregnancy has reached eight weeks or more from the time of
conception, goes for a medication abortion. In this case, the fetus is
more than an inch in size can do not come out through the cervical opening
on its own.
- One may need to go for a surgery to completely
remove the fetal parts from the uterus.