Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Side Effects of Abortion Pills

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 10, 2011
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Quick Bites

  • Abortion pills are an alternate to the in-clinic medical abortion.
  • They be taken only if you are under 49 day pregnancy.
  • The bleeding can continue for extended period ranging from 2 to 6 weeks.
  • Most women have severe pain after medical abortion.

More

Abortion pills are used to terminate unwanted pregnancy. These pills are taken as an alternate to the in-clinic medical abortion.  Abortion pill can be taken only if you are under 49 day pregnancy.


side effects of abortion pillsMedical abortions seem to be more appealing to women as it can be done in privacy of one’s home. Even though it is more intimidating than the surgical abortion but there is certain short-term as well as long term effects of abortion pills.

 

Bleeding for Prolonged Period

Prolonged vaginal bleeding is normal after undergoing medical abortion. The bleeding can continue for extended period ranging from two to six weeks. Therefore, anaemic women must not take abortion pills.

 

Severe Pain

Most women have severe pain after medical abortion and can even require opium based pain medications for controlling it.

 

Incomplete Abortions

If the symptom of heavy bleeding persists then you stand high chances of incomplete abortion. It is essential to go for follow-up within two weeks of undertaking a medical abortion. This helps to confirm that the pill has successfully aborted the embryo. It is advisable to go for immediate surgery if the abortion is not completed.

 

 

Adverse Effect on Psychological Well Being

Post abortion woman goes through very disturbing phase. Long term effects of abortion pills also include emotional imbalance. For instance, depression accompanied recurrent suicidal thoughts are also common in women after having abortion.

 

Sleeplessness

Women who have undergone abortion needs to take adequate amount of rest. But abortion pills interrupts with the much needed sleep and contributes to long periods of nightmares.


Other effects of long term abortion pills

  • increased risk of future ectopic pregnancies.
  • reduced fertility.
  • painful intercourse.

 

Rare complications of taking abortion pills

Endometritis and pelvic inflammatory diseases are the rare but severe complications of taking abortion pills. Six-week antibiotics course is advised after administration of mifepristone in order to avoid pelvic infection.

  • Endometritis: Inflammation and irritation of the lining of the uterus.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: this disease is characterised by inflammation of uterus.


Abortion pills must never be taken in case of ectopic pregnancy (when embryo implants outside uterine cavity or womb) as it can endanger life of the patient. Even though severe effects of abortion pills are not common but the best way is to take them under medical supervision.

 

Read more articles on Abortion.

 

 

Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.
Comments
  • shaz06 Apr 2013
    Had an abortion 3yrs ago. now am experiencing heavy periods,itchy womb and difficulty to conceive. any suggestions?
  • sandeep05 Feb 2013
    my wife has taken abortion pill 3 times. last pill was taken 03 months ago. Right now my wife is pregnant but she is suffering from vaginal bleeding. so please tell me if there is any problem in pregnancy.
  • adesola02 Feb 2013
    Experiencing painful intercourse since I used abortion pills 3 years ago, I really need to get myself treated but don't know which drugs to use,also am scared of being infertile becos my menstrual flow quantity has reduced drastically since then,please help me.
  • Teemah25 Sep 2012
    I feel am pregnant... With pregnancy symptoms like swollen breast, brown discharge and nausea...... If at all i am pregnant what abortion pill will i use.. Somebody help!!!
  • phillychick22 Sep 2012
    i took pill late 2009 and 10 and till have nausea what's up with that?
  • Danish20 Sep 2012
    very nice, i will inform my girl friend,
  • Franca25 Aug 2012
    It is very painful...........................,hope there aint any future harsh effects?.
  • Name09 Aug 2012
    You can't get preg anymore. How long have you been trying if you don't mind me asking?
  • Name09 Aug 2012
    You can't get preg anymore. How long have you been trying
  • Name09 Aug 2012
    http://mifekit-online.com/ abortion pills.Mifepristone and misoprostol tablets.
  • blessing03 Aug 2012
    i took one pill through the mouth then after 11 hours i took another, i was 5weeks pregnant and now 7 years later i am failing to get pregnant what can i do and what might be the problem.
  • blessing03 Aug 2012
    i took one pill through the mouth then after 11 hours i took another, i was 5weeks pregnant and now 7 years later i am failing to get pregnant what can i do and what might be the problem.
  • blessing03 Aug 2012
    i took one pill through the mouth then after 11 hours i took another, i was 5weeks pregnant and now 7 years later i am failing to get pregnant what can i do and what might be the problem.
  • bella21 Jul 2012
    after how many days my periods will come
  • blues04 Jul 2012
    After having pill periods remain continue for how many days like normal cycle is of 5 days?
  • Brianna15 May 2012
    Is it normal to still be nauseous one and have a complete loss of appetite after medical abortion?
  • mahe18 Mar 2012
    can the periods date be delayed due to abortion through pill
  • maheswari18 Mar 2012
    Post your comment can the periods date be delayed due to abortion through pill please reply me
  • kimberly13 Mar 2012
    there will be delay to periods after the pill up to three months because you still ahve the hormone for 6 weeks after....
  • Name25 Dec 2011
    can the periods date be delayed due to abortion through pill
  • zoheb07 Dec 2011
    is it possible to get pregnant if i didnt cum inside my gf! we had intercourse on the 2nd of dec and her periods date in on the 7th of dec. Now she is scared for getting the periods. if there is a delay in getting the periods then how much days will it b delay? plz plz reply.