Is surgical abortion painful?
FREQUENT QUESTION #7: Is surgical abortion painful?
The pain of a surgical abortion is very individual, depending on a woman’s pain tolerance and the types/amounts of anesthesia or pain medications used during the procedure.
Pain also varies depending on the weeks of gestation (age of the embryo or fetus).
Earlier abortions are somewhat less dramatic than later-stage abortions.
The typical pain most women describe involves intense cramps and sharp, poking pains, as well as a pulling or tearing sensation in the pelvis.
There have been a number of women who have died due to complications of botched abortions.
One possible complication is accidental perforation of your uterine wall which can lead to internal bleeding.
Be fully informed prior to the procedure.