It can be difficult enough to face an unplanned pregnancy. Throw in the physical risks of abortion, and you may have even more questions about your decision. You are not alone.

Whether you have already had an abortion or are considering one, an incomplete abortion is a serious risk. Signs of an incomplete abortion include fever, heavy bleeding, or abdominal pain.

In this blog, we want to highlight the signs of an incomplete abortion so you can take action if you think you’re experiencing any of them.

An Incomplete Abortion Defined

An incomplete abortion is the partial loss of a pregnancy within the first 20 weeks. Incomplete abortion usually presents with moderate to severe bleeding, which may come with lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain. 

Signs of An Incomplete Abortion

The National Institute of Health (NIH) shares the common signs of incomplete abortion:

  • Cramping
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding lasting days or possibly weeks
  • Lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain
  • Hemorrhagic shock – a medical emergency where the body begins to shut down due to heavy blood loss

When Should I Get Help?

It’s vital to get immediate medical attention if you suspect any potential signs of incomplete abortion. If you’re still deciding on your pregnancy options, talking to a trusted professional will help to provide some clarity.

An incomplete abortion left untreated may lead to:

  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infertility

Need More Support?

We are here for all your pregnancy needs and beyond. Contact us today for free pregnancy testing, an ultrasound, and options coaching. We want you to have as much information as possible to make an informed and empowered decision.

Schedule your appointment today. You don’t have to walk this road on your own. Our caring team at Hopeline is available and ready to support you.