Common Side Effects
Abortion pills require that you follow directions carefully to minimize the risk of an emergency medical situation. Even when used properly, medication abortion has some common unpleasant side effects you can expect. These will include at least some of the following:
Please Note:Some online providers of abortion pills will encourage you to be dishonest with your doctor about what pills you took and why. If you have taken these pills it is important to seek follow-up medical care and to be completely honest with your provider. Save any packaging or order information in case they have questions or concerns. Your doctor can only help you if they have all of the information.
Many people need pain medication for this procedure. The average medical abortion patient complained of pain higher than 6 on a scale of 1 to 11, with 2 out of 10 women saying their pain was a 10.5 Bleeding from the medication abortion may last up to two weeks, with spotting likely for a month.
It is important to realize this is not just like “getting your period.” Rather, this procedure can be physically—and emotionally—traumatic.
Note: The abortion pills are different from emergency contraception (sometimes called the “morning after pill”). Ask your doctor to explain the difference between the two or go to optionline.org if you have questions.
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