Abortion Procedures – Medical & Surgical
No matter where you stand on the issue of abortion, it’s important to be aware of all the facts. This article will provide a detailed description of the abortion procedures – from start to finish.
It’s essential that both sides have an understanding of what actually happens during an abortion, in order to make informed decisions about this complex and personal topic.
So here are details on how abortion is done.
How Medical Abortion Is Done?
- The first step in having a medical abortion is to take the mifepristone pill.
- 24 to 48 hours after taking the mifepristone, you will take the misoprostol pill.
- You will then wait for the abortion to happen. This can take up to four hours, but it is often over sooner than that.
- You will likely experience cramping and bleeding during and after the abortion.
- If you have any concerns or questions, contact your doctor or a women’s health clinic.
Complications Of Medical Abortion
There are a few potential complications that can arise from medical abortion. These include:
Heavy bleeding can occur after a medical abortion. This may include soaking through more than one pad in an hour, passing clots larger than a lemon, or feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
Incomplete abortion is another potential complication that can occur after a medical abortion. This occurs when some of the pregnancy tissue remains in the uterus. Some common difficulties that may arise are pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, fever, or vomiting.
Severe cramping can also occur after a medical abortion. This may include pain that is worse than menstrual cramps, pain in your back or side, and nausea or vomiting.
Uterine perforation is a very rare but serious complication that can occur after a medical abortion. This occurs when the abortion instrument punctures the uterus. Common issues that may arise are severe abdominal pain, pain during urination, fever, or vomiting.
Embolism is a very rare but serious complication that can occur after a medical abortion. This occurs when the abortion instrument punctures the uterus and causes pieces of the pregnancy to be sent to other parts of the body.
Common complications include severe abdominal pain, pain during urination, fever, or vomiting.
Allergic Reaction To The Medication
If you experience any of the following symptoms after taking the medication for a medical abortion, call your doctor right away.
How Surgical Abortion Is Done?
- The abortion procedure will be done in a clinic or hospital setting.
- Prior the abortion procedure, you will likely have an ultrasound to ensure the fetus is in the correct stage of development for the abortion method that will be used.
- You will be given an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your options with the medical staff before the procedure begins.
- You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to the procedure.
- You will be asked to remove any jewelry or other objects that might interfere with the procedure.
- You will be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
- You may be given medication to help you relax or make you sleepy before the procedure begins.
- you will be asked to lie down on a table and elevate your feet.
- A local anesthetic will be injected into your cervix to numb it before the abortion begins.
- The abortion provider will use a speculum to open your vagina and view your cervix.
- The abortion provider will then use a small tube called a cannula to suction out the contents of your uterus.
- After the abortion is complete, you may experience cramping and bleeding.
Complications Of Surgical Abortion
Here are the complications that you may face after surgical abortion.
Hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of abortion. It can occur during or after the procedure, and can be life-threatening. If you experience any signs of hemorrhage, such as heavy bleeding, dizziness, or fainting, seek medical attention immediately.
Infection is a common complication of surgical abortion. It can occur during or after the procedure, and can cause a range of symptoms, such as fever, pain, and discharge.
Injury to the Uterus
Injury to the uterus is a rare but serious complication of abortion. It can occur during or after the procedure, and can cause a range of symptoms, such as pain, bleeding, and infection.
Injury to the Cervix
Injury to the cervix is also a rare but serious complication of abortion. It can cause a range of symptoms, such as pain, bleeding, and infection. You can consult your practitioner in this situation.
I hope this guide has helped you enough to know all about the abortion procedure. If you are seeking further information about abortion services don’t forget to call our experts.