If you are considering an abortion, learning about the risks is the best way to ensure your health and safety. Incomplete abortion is one of the more severe complications arising from abortion. This page will educate you about incomplete abortion so you can advocate for your safety. 

What Is an Incomplete Abortion? 

An incomplete abortion is a potentially dangerous condition for a woman following an abortion. An incomplete abortion occurs when tissue from the terminated pregnancy remains in the woman’s body after an abortion.  

About 40% of terminated pregnancies result in incomplete abortions. 

What to Watch For 

Women seeking an abortion should be aware of this risk and monitor for signs or symptoms of an incomplete abortion, including the following: 

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding or passing blood clots 
  • Enlarged uterus 
  • Fever 
  • Hypomenorrhea (light or infrequent menstrual periods) 
  • Infection 
  • Pelvic pain 

Signs and symptoms that a woman should seek immediate medical attention for incomplete abortion include: 

  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding 
  • High fever 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Severe pelvic pain 

Are You at Risk?

While incomplete abortion is a side effect that cannot be predicted, and anyone can experience it, some women are at greater risk for developing the condition. Risk factors for incomplete abortion can include: 

  • History of incomplete abortion 
  • Previous abortion 
  • Over 35 when pregnant 
  • No previous births 
  • Past C-section 
  • Past uterine surgery 

We Are Here for You 

Let Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center support you while you are considering your options for the outcome of your pregnancy. We offer pregnancy testing and ultrasounds free of charge to confirm, date, and locate your pregnancy.  

Our medical staff is ready to outline all your options, complete with the information and resources you need to make a decision that you feel sure about.   Contact us today to schedule your free appointment.