Do you think you may have an infection after getting an abortion? Medical professionals recommend a follow-up appointment to be sure you’re healing after abortion and to evaluate any signs of infection. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, some signs and symptoms of infection include:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge 

Risks of Untreated Infection

Untreated infection in a woman’s body can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It’s vital to get medical attention if you suspect infection because if a woman doesn’t receive PID treatment right away, they are at risk of developing abscesses or permanent scarring throughout their reproductive tract. 

Contact your healthcare provider or urgent medical care if you experience any of the following PID signs:

  • Severe pain low in your abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting, with an inability to keep anything down
  • Fever, with a temperature higher than 101 F (38.3 C)
  • Foul vaginal discharge

Seek A Medical Professional

It’s important to your health not to wait or wonder if you’re experiencing even the slightest symptom in your body after abortion. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Seek your doctor or medical provider immediately to determine if you are experiencing a possible infection so you can get the necessary treatment. Avoid further complications and protect your health down the road.

We’re Here for You

At North Care Women’s Clinic, we can provide the information you need to make a fully informed choice. We offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD testing and treatment, and options consultations.  

Contact us for a free appointment to learn more about your pregnancy and options. You don’t have to walk this journey alone.