It is rare for any serious medical problems to occur after an abortion. If you experience any of the following symptoms after an abortion, please seek immediate medical attention.
- Prolonged or heavy bleeding.
- Raised temperature and feeling unwell or fainting.
- Foul smelling discharge.
- Pain and cramping for more than five days.
- Chest, rib or shoulder-tip pain.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should go to your doctor or local hospital immediately as you could have an infection or another complication. More detailed information will have been provided to you by the abortion clinic you attended.
Disclosure of previous medical history
It is important that you have full confidence in your health professional, regarding all issues relating to pregnancy miscarriage and termination of pregnancy.
Equally, it is important that as a consequence of that trust, you are willing to be fully open and honest with your health professional.
It is vital to give a complete and full medical history to your health professional, especially around these issues.
You should always be encouraged to reveal your full pregnancy history including miscarriages and medical/surgical terminations. Not to do so, could result in misdiagnoses and subsequent problems.
You should be made empathetically aware of this.
To find the locations of free medical services, click here.