Signs and symptoms of incomplete abortion can include:

  • Hemorrhaging
  • Pain in the abdominal or pelvic regions
  • Fever
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)

Speaking to your doctor about risks and the signs and symptoms that can arise after an abortion procedure is essential to protecting your health. If you believe you are experiencing an incomplete abortion, contact 911 immediately to get the care you need.

What Is An Incomplete Abortion?

An incomplete abortion occurs when parts of the fetus or pregnancy tissue are not completely removed or eliminated from the uterus when a pregnancy has been terminated.  When this happens, it can cause your body to experience infection, shock, and other symptoms.

This condition should be treated immediately, as serious life-threatening complications can follow and compromise your health and safety.

Sometimes manifestations do not occur until “days, weeks or even months after the pregnancy ends.” Following up with your provider and understanding what signs and symptoms you should watch for can be lifesaving.

Who’s At Risk Of Incomplete Abortion?

The Cleveland Clinic states that some factors that increase a woman’s chance of experiencing incomplete abortion are:

  • Having a congenital uterine anomaly
  • When delivery, miscarriage, or abortion is in the second trimester of pregnancy
  • Having placenta accreta (placenta attached too deeply to the wall of the uterus)

Additionally, it states, “Studies suggest [incomplete abortion] happens in up to 40% of second-trimester miscarriages or abortions.”

Want To Know All The Risks?

Want to understand all your options and know all the facts? Here at Human Life Services, we’ve got you covered.

We believe you deserve to be empowered with knowledge so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

Contact us today for a free, confidential appointment. Rest assured, you will have all your questions answered and your concerns met by our supportive client advocates. We look forward to serving you!