The physical side effects after an abortion may vary from woman to woman and there are some potential side effects and also risks that you should be aware of.
It is very important to talk to a health professional as well as the doctor who will perform your abortion about possible physical side effects.
Your period should back about 4-6 weeks after the abortion, and you can get pregnant again soon after your abortion.
If doctor has prescribed you antibiotics, it is important to take them as directed in order to help prevent infections.
Expected physical reactions taking after abortion
The following list of side effects that are frequently experienced after abortion. It is possible to experience these side effects as long as 2 to 4 weeks following the procedure.
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Spotting and bleeding
Potential and more genuine inconveniences taking after a abortion
Although these serious complications occurs in fewer than 1 out of 100 first trimester abortions and approximately 1 out of every 50 late term abortions, but it is important to be aware of the following risks:
- Infection or sepsis
- Heavy or persistent bleeding
- Perforation of the uterus
- Scarring of the uterine lining
- Damage to other organs
- Damage to the cervix
It is important to understand that these risks are very rare and that some of these risks are associated with your child birth. What matters is that you are aware that these risks exist as you strive to made an informed decision about your pregnancy.
Serious abortion physical reactions
If you have had an abortion call your doctor and seek medical attention if your side effects became severe or if you experience any of the following:
- Bleeding that is heavier than a normal menstrual period
- Severe abdominal and back pain that prohibits you from standing up
- Continuing symptoms of pregnancy
- Foul-smelling discharge
- Fever above 100.4 F