Do Abortions Hurt?

The biggest fear that relies on a woman’s thought is, do abortion hurts? Is the pain will be unbearable? Am I able to bear the abortion pain? These questions create a lot of chaos in a woman’s mind while she is thinking to have an abortion.

The answer varies for everyone. No one can exactly explain to you how it feels. For some, it is like the regular menstrual pain while other calls it much dreadful. The level of pain depends on several unique factors like-

  • The abortion method you have chosen.
  • The duration of the pregnancy (usually, it is reported that the early abortion hurts less than the delayed abortions).
  • Your emotion and stress level.
  • Your overall health, especially your medical condition.

What To Expect While Having A Surgical Abortion?

By its name, you can understand that this process expels the fetus out through a surgery. The process starts with a pelvic exam. The doctor will inspect your vagina and cervix with a speculum. Post this, they will apply medication to numb and dilute your cervix. Then, the doctor will insert a small flexible tube into your uterus which is attached to a gentle suction device to empty the uterus completely.

If the gestation period is more than 15 weeks along, your doctor will use a combination of suction, curettage and extraction with forceps to expunge everything from the uterus.

Side Effects- You will experience extreme uterine cramping and bleeding which may last for several weeks. Other than this, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, dizziness and/or heavy bleeding are usual side effects of surgical abortion.

Physical Risks Of A Surgical Abortion

This method of abortion includes some sort of risks like-

  • Urinal infection.
  • Prolonged or severe bleeding.
  • Incomplete abortion.
  • Abdominal tenderness.
  • Damage to uterine lining and cervix.
  • Psychological problems.

What To Expect While Having A Medical Abortion?

The medical abortion process is all about consuming two different types of drugs (together known as the Abortion Pill) to end a pregnancy. You have to administer a tablet of Mifepristone and 4 tablets of Misoprostol. These drugs block nutrients to reach pregnancy hormones and cause the uterine contraction to push the embryo out. It can take around four to five hours to complete the process.

The process ends up with the vaginal bleeding somewhat heavier than a normal period. That means you need to be prepared with a bunch of pads.
Side Effects Of Medical Abortion

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness and fatigue

These side effects usually went off within a day or two. The abortion pills do not cause any kind of physical risk after completion of the procedure. As the whole procedure revolves around the intake of drugs, there are no wounds involved in this process. This is why; women all around the world prefer having a medical abortion rather than a surgical one.

You can buy MTP Kit (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) from online drugstores or from your nearby local pharmacies.