Abortion Risks


After an abortion in Brooklyn, The Bronx or Queens NYC there may be serious complications such as:

Heavy or persistent vaginal bleeding

Infection or sepsis

Damage to the cervix

Scarring of the uterine lining

Perforation of the uterus

Damage to other organs

Seek immediate medical attention from the nearest emergency room if you experience any of the following after an abortion:

  • Signs of infection in your whole body, such as headache, muscle aches, dizziness, or a general feeling of illness. Severe infection is possible without fever.

  • Severe pain in the belly that is not relieved by pain medication, rest, or heat application.

  • Hot flushes or a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher that lasts longer than 4 hours.

  • Vomiting lasting more than 4 to 6 hours.

  • Sudden abdominal swelling.

  • Rapid heart rate or palpitations.

  • Vaginal discharge that has increased in amount or smells bad.

  • Pain, swelling, or redness in the genital area.

  • Severe vaginal bleeding. Both medical and surgical abortions usually cause bleeding that is different than a normal menstrual period. Severe bleeding can mean:

    • Passing clots that are bigger than a golf ball, lasting 2 or more hours.

    • Soaking more than 2 large pads in an hour, for 2 hours in a row.

    • Bleeding heavily for 12 hours in a row.

You should come in to see a medical provider if you experience any of the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding (not spotting) longer than 2 weeks

  • New, unexplained symptoms, which could be caused by medications used in your treatment.

  • No menstrual period within 6 weeks after the procedure.

  • Signs and symptoms of depression.

Sometimes after an abortion, a woman suffers from Post-Abortion Syndrome that can make daily living challenging. If you are having any symptoms please call our office. Some symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome include:

  • Guilt

  • Anxiety

  • Avoiding children or pregnant women

  • Feeling “numb”

  • Depression

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Anniversary reminders (either of the baby’s due date or abortion date)

  • Experiencing the abortion again (flashbacks)

  • Wanting to get pregnant again right away

  • Promiscuity

  • Multiple abortions

  • Problems with intimacy and frequent break-ups

  • Fear of infertility

  • Unable to bond with present or future children

  • Fear that future children will die

  • Eating disorders

  • Alcohol and drug use

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