When performed during the first 9 weeks, the risks of complications associated with an abortions are very low. This risk is the same to the one that occurs within a miscarriage. From the 9th to the 12th weeks, this risk increases slightly, however, any type of complication that result from an abortion can be easily treated.
A doctor can easily treat these complications.
In a universe of 100 women who have a medical abortion, only 2 or 3 will need to consult a specialist or go to a medical facility to receive treatment due to abortion complications.
Heavy bleeding that lasts more than 2 hours and soaks more than 2 sanitary towels per hour. Feeling dizzy or “weird” headaches can be a sign of an excesive blood loss.
This is dangerous for your health and should be treated by a doctor.
(Incomplete abortion) Symptoms
Severe or persistent bleeding and / or severe and persistent pain.
(Incomplete abortion) Treatment
Vacuum aspiration (curettage).
If you experience fever (higher than 38ºC / 100.04ºF) and that lasts longer than 24 hours, or if you have fever equal or superior to 39ºC / 102,2ºF there may be an infection that needs to be treated.
Antibiotics and / or vacuum aspiration.
If you think you may have suffered a complication, then you should go see a doctor immediately. The symptoms of a medical abortion and a miscarriage are the same, and, the doctor can’t see or prove that an abortion was induced since the pills of Misoprostol have been properly taken according to the Instructions.
Several investigations have shown that, when compared with the number of successful medical abortion, there are very few serious complications from abortions. (11) (12) (14) (15) (16) (34) (35) (38) (39) (40) (43) (44) (46) (47) (48) (50) (51) (52)
In the few cases where surgical intervention is required, such as curettage (vacuum aspiration), this can be performed in the same medical facilities that treats women who have had miscarriages.