It is important to understand the pros and cons of both surgical and medical abortions if you are considering having an abortion. When all other options have failed, surgical abortion is an option. Although most women experience mild cramping following the procedure, some may experience severe pain. While surgical abortion has fewer risks, it is not without risks. After the procedure, some women may feel dizziness or nausea. Rarely, a woman may experience dizziness and nausea after the procedure.
Both surgical and medical abortions come with risks, but both are generally safe and effective. A medical abortion is performed by women who are given pain relief medication and local anesthetics. This can make the procedure more comfortable. Some women may experience cramping for two to three days, but this should subside over time. The medications used during a medical abortion are often associated with nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting.
Medical abortion is easy and 95% of women prefer it to surgical abortion. The procedure is performed in the privacy of the woman, so she can choose who helps her. However, the procedure can result in heavy bleeding and abdominal cramps, and may require multiple appointments and tests. This could be a problem if you have young children or plan to travel during the month that follows the procedure.
Medical abortion is safer than surgical abortion. It also costs less and takes less time. The risks of uterine perforation or infection are also lower with medical abortion. Medical abortions may also require multiple visits to a medical clinic after a failed medical procedure. If the medical abortion fails, there is a chance of infection. Medical abortions can cause prolonged bleeding and cramping that can make it uncomfortable. Medical abortions can take longer than surgical abortions. It is important to be fully informed before you decide on a procedure.
Surgical abortion uses gentle suction to empty the uterus. The doctor first applies local anesthesia to cervix. The doctor then inserts a tube through the cervix and creates suction using an electric machine or a hand-held needle. This procedure generally takes less than ten minutes. This procedure is usually performed in one visit. Light bleeding may last up to a week.
When considering medical abortion, you must be at least four weeks after your last menstrual period to undergo the procedure. To ensure accuracy of the results, it is recommended that you have a missed period prior to the procedure. Medical abortions can be performed as soon as one day after the missed period. They are generally more comfortable for some women. While a surgical abortion can be very dangerous, it is rarely necessary. There are many risks associated with surgical procedures such as perforation and laceration.
Women who have had a medical or surgical abortion are happier with the counseling they received. Women who had medical abortion were happier. Women who chose the medical method were more likely to choose the same procedure again. Both groups received the same information written and orally, with only 27% reporting negative experiences. The difference was not statistically significant and insignificant. The findings are not yet conclusive, but will help women decide which method is best for them.