If you recently found out you are pregnant and are considering abortion, you may be wondering what is involved in the recovery after abortion.
Just like any other medical procedure, abortion has known side effects that you may experience.
In addition to the side effects of abortion, there are signs you should be aware of that may indicate you are suffering from risks or complications requiring further medical attention.
Abortion recovery can impact you both physically and mentally. Physical side effects that you may experience after an abortion can vary, but commonly reported symptoms can include the following:
- Abdominal cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
The severity of these side effects can also vary from mild to severe, depending on your body and history.
There are also documented side effects that can impact your mental health. According to the Mayo Clinic, you may experience a range of emotions such as:
Health Risks After Abortion
In addition to experiencing side effects of abortion, there is a chance that you may also develop complications that could impact your safety and well-being.
For the sake of your health, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms that could indicate you are suffering from medical complications after your abortion. Those symptoms include:
- Cramps lasting more than 48 hours
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Lasting dizziness or lightheadedness
- Bleeding that is heavy enough that pads need to be changed every hour for more than two hours
- Pain that worsens instead of improving
If you experience any of these symptoms or suspect that something is wrong after your abortion, contact your medical provider right away to get the necessary care to protect your health.
Additionally, there are signs that your mental health is being impacted in a significant way. These signs can include depression, suicidal thoughts, or dependence on alcohol or drugs.
If you believe that you are struggling with your mental health after your abortion, reach out to a trusted counselor or mental health professional.
Who Can I Talk to?
If you are considering abortion and trying to understand your options and what is best for your health, we are here to help.
From no-cost pregnancy confirmation tests to ultrasound scans, the trained staff at Chester County Connect Care can provide you with the details you need to know about your pregnancy.
We’ll also take the time to listen to your questions, talk about your options, and empower you to make the best decision for your health and future.
You deserve to know the facts to protect your health and body. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.