If you are considering having a surgical abortion, you will need an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, viability and to see potential health risks. The type of surgical abortion often depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
There are many risks and side effects to abortion. Some of the types of surgical abortions include:
- Suction Aspiration (most commonly performed abortion)
- Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
- Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
- Saline Injection (Salt Poisoning)
- Chemical Abortion (performed after 6 months)
Surgical abortions can take up to four weeks to physically recover. However, there is no time table for emotional or psychological recovery. If you or someone you know is suffering from Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS), please contact us. We provide free, confidential and non-judgmental counseling and support.
Risks and Side Effects
Before having a surgical abortion, you need to know your own medical history as well as everything you can find out about your pregnancy. Side effects are different for everyone and include but are not limited to the following:
Most common symptoms
Headache, cramping, spotting or bleeding, diaherra, redness, swelling, dizziness, nausea and vomiting
Severe symptoms and complications
Severe loss of blood, blood clots, fainting, infection or sepsis, damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus, damage to other organs, death. (http://americanpregnancy.org/unplannedpregnancy/possiblesideeffects.html)
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