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Abortion is a hard topic for most women and the decision to have one does not come easily or lightly. After the decision has been made, the choice now becomes on which type of abortion you should consider – medical or surgical? There are many reasons why women choose either one and here are some facts to help you make the right choice for you.
The most common form of abortion is surgical otherwise known as Suction Curettage. This is the form of abortion that the majority of women choose and is the most widely available. Surgical abortion will require fewer doctor visits than a medical abortion will and takes the least amount of time. It is extremely effective and there is less of a risk of an incomplete procedure than with a medical procedure. Most women do not experience heavy bleeding afterward and usually are able to resume their normal routine much faster.
A medical abortion uses medications to abort the fetus instead of invasive surgery. It can be used during the earliest weeks of a pregnancy and does not require any type of operation. Women do not have to go under anesthesia and many feel that it's a more natural form of abortion as the body will react as if it's a miscarriage. Some women prefer a medical abortion due to the fact that it gives greater privacy and more control over their bodies than surgical. They can undergo the procedure at home with trusted friends or family within the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
There is a likelihood of symptoms with either type of abortion but they do tend to vary somewhat. You most likely will experience these symptoms to varying degrees depending on your body type and which procedure you choose. For example, if you choose a surgical abortion you most likely will encounter some cramping during or after the procedure, you may experience light bleeding after it is done and you could experience some nausea or dizziness from the anesthesia depending on your tolerance for it.
The symptoms you can experience with a medical abortion can include strong cramps as the uterus contracts, you may have some nausea and you could have some heavy bleeding for several hours during the procedure and you could have period-like bleeding for several weeks after.
What Are the Risks?
Like with any medical procedure there are some risks involved with either choice. If you have a surgical abortion, you are at risk for injury to your cervix or uterus, a small chance of infection and some ongoing pain for a few days after. With a medical abortion, you could contract an infection and there is a small chance of excess bleeding so you must take care when you are doing this form and ensure someone is with you at all times.