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What are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

Whether you are considering an abortion, or have already had an abortion, it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects and risks you may face, including incomplete abortion.

What is an Incomplete Abortion?

An incomplete abortion can occur when the products of conception are not entirely removed from the uterus during an abortion. It is essential to recognize the signs of an incomplete abortion as they can lead to severe complications if left untreated.

According to the National Institute of Health, signs of an incomplete abortion can include:

  • Heavy bleeding that lasts for more than two hours
  • Passing clots that are larger than a golf ball
  • Persistent pain and cramping
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue or weakness

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately as an incomplete abortion can increase your risk of infection, hemorrhage, and other complications that can put your health at risk.

Get the Answers You Need

It's important to note that one factor that can increase the chance of an incomplete abortion is attempting a medical abortion too late in pregnancy. That’s why getting all the information you can about your pregnancy–like an ultrasound scan to confirm the age of your pregnancy–ensures that you know what options are available to you.  

At Hope Clinic for Women, we offer important resources to ensure you get the facts you need about your pregnancy and what options are available. This includes a free, medical-grade pregnancy test to provide confirmation of your pregnancy. 

We can also provide you with a free ultrasound scan if necessary–letting you know not only the age of your pregnancy but also important details like the location and viability of your pregnancy. 

An ultrasound can also identify any potential complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening if left untreated.

At Hope Clinic for Women, we believe you have the right to make informed choices about your reproductive health. We are here to support you, empowering you with the information you need to make the best decision for your health and future.

If you think you might be pregnant and need help, please don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment.

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Hope Clinic for Women is a nonprofit organization committed to provide safe, confidential, supportive medical care that promotes sexual health and wellbeing. In 2022 HCW hosted 827 client visits where young moms and dads received over 3,380 free services. We welcomed 27 babies who were born to moms in our programs. These clients benefited from one on one time with trained, caring volunteers who listened, learned and shared valuable education resources, physical resources, referrals and spiritual encouragement.