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How Will Abortion Affect Me Physically?

If you are considering an abortion, it’s essential to understand the physical risks of this pregnancy decision. Some common abortion risks include infection and incomplete abortion. Both risks carry the likelihood of needing another procedure or even the possibility of hospitalization. 

Before any pregnancy decision, it’s essential to confirm your pregnancy with pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to determine your options.

Medical Abortion 

Medical abortion is typically done in the first trimester of pregnancy, including two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. 

Mifepristone blocks progesterone and helps sustain the pregnancy. Second, misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy. The physical risks of medical abortion include:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)

If you are experiencing heavy bleeding or a fever lasting more than 24 hours, get immediate medical attention. 

Surgical Abortion 

Surgical abortion involves medication, surgical instruments, and other medical techniques to terminate and remove a pregnancy. With surgical abortion comes physical risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Perforation of the uterus

Free Pregnancy Confirmation

Knowing where your pregnancy stands is important to determine your pregnancy options. At HAPC, we offer medical-grade pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate and more sensitive than many over-the-counter tests.

A pregnancy test cannot tell you everything you need to know about your pregnancy. We can provide a free limited ultrasound to confirm that you have a viable pregnancy, determine the location of the pregnancy, and verify gestational age.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today to get answers about your pregnancy and options.