These days, it seems like everything has risks. Certainly, that is true in the medical world. This includes abortion.

What Are The Two Main Types Of Abortion?

The first type is a surgical abortion. To remove the fetus from the uterus, the physician must go into the uterus and either suck or scrape out the contents.

The second type is a medical abortion. With this type of abortion, two drugs are taken a couple of days apart to cause the body to expel the pregnancy. The first is mifepristone, which blocks the production of progesterone, which will cause the pregnancy to stop growing.

The second is misoprostol, which works to cause the uterus to contract, expelling the uterine contents.

The Risks of Surgical Abortion

  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Infection
  3. Heavy Bleeding
  4. Fever
  5. Cramps
  6. Uterine perforation (a tear in the uterine lining.)

If symptoms become severe, you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

The Risks of Medical Abortion

The FDA only recommends women, through 10 weeks of pregnancy, go about a medical abortion. Here are the common risks of medical abortion:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

What Are Your Next Steps?

Before you seek out either a surgical or medical abortion, you will want to know more about your pregnancy details. First, be sure that you’re pregnant. We offer free, self-administered medical-grade pregnancy tests that are easy to use and give an accurate test result.

If you are pregnant, do you know exactly how far along you are? Knowing that information is crucial in making your choice. Hands of Hope PRC also offers free and confidential limited ultrasounds to women who have a positive pregnancy test result.

Schedule a free appointment with us today. Find clarity today about all your options.

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