Does abortion hurt?
How does it hurt?
The quick answer is that it has a different experience for everyone. No woman can tell you how exactly it will feel and what exactly they will experience after taking the abortion pills or at the clinic. Some women compare the procedure to menstrual cramps, while others describe more discomfort.
Whether it hurts depends on various unique factors, such as;
- Your overall fitness, health, including your underlying medical conditions
- How long the pregnancy is
- Type of abortion you have
- Your stress level and emotions
Keep reading this blog for more information on what to anticipate during a surgical or medical abortion, as well as what question you can ask your health care provider.
How does it feel like after having a Medical abortion?
These drugs work by blocking the pregnancy hormone and also cause uterine contractions to push the fetus out. It can take 2-4 hours for the tissue to be expelled. This procedure leads to vaginal bleeding which is heavier than a normal period. So you will require good big maxi pads. Also, it is advised not to use tampons or vaginal cups during a medical abortion. You will pass some big clots. This will slow down after a few days but you will still continue to spot or bleed for a couple of weeks.
You will also experience:
- Severe or mild cramping
- Breast tenderness
- Upset stomach
- Low-grade fever
These side effects usually go within a day or two. Buccal, vaginal, or sublingual medications may have fewer side effects than oral medications.
How does it feel like after having a surgical abortion?
Surgical abortion begins similar to the pelvic exam. Your medical practitioner will ask you to hold your feet in the table’s stirrups and utilize a speculum to inspect your cervix and vagina. After that, they will apply numbing medication which will dilate your cervix. Then they will insert a flexible, small tube in your uterus. The tube is attached to a gentle suction device, which is used to vacate the contents of your uterus. Your medical practitioner can also gently scrape the lining of your uterus with a loop-shaped small tool named curettage. This will make sure that your uterus is completely empty.
If the pregnancy is longer than 15 weeks then your medicinal practitioner will use a combination of curettage, suction, and extraction with forceps to thoroughly empty the uterus. You will start to experience uterine cramps and bleeding and this may continue for a few weeks.
Other possible side effects are:
- Heavy bleeding, etc.
So these are a few things that women can experience while they are on their abortion procedure.