So you found out you are pregnant or at least are kind of worried that you are and are already thinking of taking an abortion pill so that you can quietly abort the pregnancy at home.
But are sure that this will not cause any side effects or harm your health in any way?
The best way to make sure you are safe and healthy is to understand the kind of complications you may face with an abortion pill and understand what you can do about it. Also, remember that in case of any confusion, or if you are not sure, please do not take the pill, but consult a gynecologist who can guide you properly.
Are The Side Effects Very Common?
In most of the cases, there may not be any side effect, but in some cases, there could be some problems.
Also, unless the side effect leaves a very lasting effect on the health, it usually will not affect any future pregnancies.
What Are Some Of The Common Side Effects Of An Abortion Pill?
Some of the most common side effects that could happen as a result of taking the pill are:
- The pill does not work properly and the pregnancy does not get terminated, even if you think you are not pregnant any more.
- Blood clots may form in the uterus.
- Some of the pregnancy tissue can get left behind in the uterus.
- There is prolonged and heavy bleeding after the procedure is done.
- Becoming allergic to the medicine.
- Getting some sort of an infection.
These problems are generally not very common, and in case they occur, a gynecologist may be able to help sort it out soon.
Some Of The Rarer And More Serious Side Effects
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Here are some of the more serious types of side effects that could occur after taking an abortion pill:
- Extremely heavy bleeding where more than 2 pads get soaked within an hour.
- You may be passing large clots of blood regularly for more than 2 hours.
- You get a fever of more than 100.4 or more.
- Extreme pain in the belly that does not get better with pain medication.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea even after 24 hours of taking misoprostol.
In case of any side effects, please remember that you have to meet a gynaecologist and take their advice, as else it could seriously affect your health.
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