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How is an abortion done?

Cases of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies are quite common throughout the world. If for some reason it is decided to terminate the pregnancy, then this process must be approached quite responsibly, otherwise negative consequences cannot be avoided.

The abortion procedure always causes physiological and psychological trauma to a woman, regardless of her age and social status. But it is important to know about the types of abortion and the possible consequences of such actions.

Types of abortions

To date, the barbaric method of abortion using a needle inserted into the vagina is used extremely rarely and can only be found in remote villages far from civilization. There are several modern options for abortion, each of which has its own characteristics and a certain period when it can be carried out.

The most common medical methods are considered to be:

Medication – is carried out for up to five weeks or for 21 days of delay. The essence of the method is that the patient takes a certain drug or several drugs that cause a miscarriage. It is worth remembering that the drug is prescribed only by a doctor, taking into account the physiological characteristics of the woman’s body, and only after a complete examination of the body. Such drugs are almost impossible to purchase in pharmacies, they are issued by a doctor directly at the clinic.

Mini-abortion (vacuum aspiration) – is performed for a period of 5-10 weeks only in a clinic under ultrasound control, and the patient must be under anesthesia. During this procedure, the fetal egg is removed from the uterine cavity using a disposable catheter, which is attached to a vacuum unit. Although the method is more gentle than direct surgical intervention, it can cause hormonal failure, inflammatory processes, and cycle disorders.

Surgical – the deadline for such an intervention is 10-12 weeks. During this period, the fetus weighs several grams and is attached to the wall of the uterus by the placenta. Extraction is carried out using a special scalpel with a loop-shaped end (curette). The patient must be under anesthesia, and the operation is performed only in a clinical setting and by an experienced specialist. During such a procedure, the integrity of the endometrium, the inner layer of the uterus, is violated, therefore, after surgical intervention, it is imperative to undergo rehabilitation to restore the integrity of the integument.

Consequences of abortion

Regardless of which abortion option was chosen – medical, vacuum, surgical, a wound remains on the uterine wall that bleeds, and bleeding is inevitable. In order to avoid severe blood loss, it is important to monitor the patient’s condition after the intervention. In this case, the uterine blood vessels are open to infection, because of which inflammation is possible, often leading to serious diseases. Do not forget the psychological trauma experienced by the woman, and the later the fetus is removed, the more the patient will experience.

To do or not to do?

The decision regarding the advisability of an abortion is made by the woman herself, but she must know that such a procedure does not pass without a trace. If a decision is made to terminate the pregnancy, then you should not turn to “midwives” or “folk healers”, otherwise the consequences may be irreparable, but you should immediately go to the hospital to an experienced doctor who will do everything in accordance with the rules and control the condition of the woman after the operation.

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