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What are the possible risks of taking the abortion pill?
Serious complications are really rare but can happen.
These may include;
- the abortion pills didn’t work and the pregnancy isn’t ended
- some of the pregnancy tissue is left inside your uterus
- blood clots in your uterus
- bleeding too much or too long
- allergic reaction to one of the medicines
These problems aren’t common. And if they do happen, they’re usually easy to take care of with medication or other treatments.
In extremely rare cases, some complications can be very serious or even life-threatening.
Call us or any health center right away if you;
- have no bleeding within 24 hours after taking the second medicine.
- have heavy bleeding from your vagina that soaks through more than 2 maxi pads in an hour, for 2 or more hours in a row.
How safe is Abortion Pill?
Safe Abortion is often non-eventful. But there are a few things you need to know.
Problems may or may not happen. Often nothing happens. But if there is a problem you have to be well informed.
The majority of women recover without any problem, however, some problems may occur. Most problems are not life-threatening. But, you should know if anything happens so that you know what to do.
- Stay away from sex for about 3 weeks.
- Give the uterus time to recover.
Infections are common for people who engage in sex after abortion.
- Do not insert anything in the vagina like tampons. This may transfer infections into the vagina.
- Avoid heavy work and exercising to allow your body to heal. Strenuous exercise can make you bleed heavier which could make you weak and anemic.
When ready for sex, practice safe sex. You can get pregnant soon after an abortion.
Antibiotics can be taken to prevent infection. This is not always necessary, but it is better to prevent an infection than to have to treat one after you get it.
Is an abortion painful?
Abortion is not harmful?
Abortion does not harm or cause any sickness or damage to anyone. You can get pregnant and have kids in future. Medical research confirms that safe abortion does not cause future miscarriages, infertility, breast cancer or depression. Abortion is an issue which people can have strong feelings about.
However, unplanned pregnancy and abortion are common occurrences around the world but it needs accurate information so that you can make informed choices.
Can l drink alcohol after taking the abortion pill?
Does Medical Abortion have long term effects?
The abortion pill is really safe and effective. It’s a super-effective common way to have an abortion, and millions of women have used it safely.
Unless there’s a rare and serious complication that’s not treated, there’s no risk to your future pregnancies or to your overall health.
Having an abortion doesn’t increase your risk for breast cancer or affect your fertility.
It doesn’t cause problems for future pregnancies like birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or infant death.
Serious, long-term emotional problems after an abortion are rare, and about as uncommon as they are after giving birth.
They are more likely to happen in people who have to end a pregnancy because of health reasons, people who do not have support around their decision to have an abortion, or people who have a history of mental health problems.
Most people feel relief after an abortion.
There are many myths out there about the effects of abortion.
Our trained nurses or doctors will give you accurate information about abortion pill side effects or any other concerns you may have.
How Do You Know If The Abortion Pill Worked?
99% of women experience cramping and bleeding within a few hours after taking abortion pills.
This is a good indicator that the abortion pill has worked.
Another good indicator is bleeding and passing of large blood clots. Cramping helps the uterus return to its usual state.
What are the signs of successful abortion?
Passing clots is also a sign of a successful abortion. Also by seeing a fetus coming out.
Pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and others should also dissipate.
Can l eat during abortion process?
Will I be Able to Fall Pregnant Again After An Abortion?
How Long does Abortion Process take?
The abortion pill comes in two separate doses. The process usually takes 1 to 2 days to complete.
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How Soon After Medical Abortion Can I have sex Again?
Because of the risk of infection its recommend that nothing go inside of the vagina for at least 2-3 weeks, or until your follow-up visit.
These include, but is not limited to:
No sexual intercourse.
Sex toys or penetration of any kind.
No tampons (use only sanitary pads or liners).
We also recommend avoiding swimming, hot tubs, or bathtubs during this period.