Sunday, 8 December 2013

Abortion - The Complications

Abortion is a type of medical termination of pregnancy procedure by the removal or expulsion of a fetus from the uterus during the first half of gestation, 20 weeks or less and is weighted less than less 500grams. It can be selective with the used of induced medicine (abortion) or therapeutic as caused by complication (miscarriage).
Depending to the safety of abortion, the possible complications can be
1. Acute Hematometra
It is usually happened within hours after abortion as the result of retain tissue causing abdominal cramps and pain, enlarged uterus.
2. Endometriosis
Due to infection of the endometrium caused by infection of the uterus due to surgery.
3. Dilation and evacuation is common caused of uterine perforation and lacerations.
4. Heavy bleeding
Prolonged heavy bleeding can be caused by tissue remained in the uterus or as a result of damage to the cervix or uterus.
5. Cervical damage due to cervical injury.
6. Anesthesia complication.
7. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea may be caused medicine used for cervical dilation.
8. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
9. Infertility
It is rarely happened in a safety abortion, but abortion can lead to infertility as a result of inflammation of uterus and ovaries caused by chlamydia organism.
10. Etc.

***Please note abortion is not associated with breast cancer including the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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