Surgical abortion

a doctor explaining to a patient

As written, Surgical abortions available in private hospitals until the 12th week of pregnancy.

You must check that the doctor and the hospital are certified to do these Medical processes before deciding to do the abortion.

What happens at the beginning of the procedure?

On the day of the abortion, you have to come with somebody because the process is under anesthesia.

You also need to fast a few hours before.

In the examination room, the doctor will expand your cervix so it won’t damage during the abortion.

The dilation can be done with a medicine named Misoprostol by swallowing or by insertion to your cervix. The other way is by using “laminar”, a type of algae that absorbs liquids and helps to expand your cervix.

This action can take several hours before the miscarriage.

When the uterus is softened, the doctor will use a device called “dilator” to see the uterus more easily.

What happens next?:

As soon as your cervix is fully dilated, the doctor inserts a thin tube and connects to a suction device that vacuums the contents of the pregnancy.

How long does it take?

The action itself takes not more than 20  minutes,and after the operation, you will be supervised for a few hours and will be released home.

How you will feel after an abortion:

Although its a minor operation, You can feel cramps mainly in the lower abdomen – 

Because the uterus is going back to its original size.

 You can use painkillers recommended by your doctor.

You will bleed for a few days but do not use tampons during this time, only pads.

What are the warning signs you need to know?

  • If there is heavy bleeding with no signs of decline, or if you see along with the bleeding large blood clots.
  • Vomiting that does not stop after a few hours
  • Discharges with a bad odor.
  • Fever

What are the risks of surgical abortion?

  • Infection – Most of the symptoms will be in the form of fever and pain – usually, the doctor will prevent this in advance and prescribe antibiotics.
  • Injury to the uterus or cervix.
  •  Pregnancy remaining after the abortion- the signs will be in the form of cramps, nausea, and abdominal pain.

This procedure is considered a safe method with minor side effects.

But it must always be performed by a qualified physician in a hospital recognized by the Ministry of Health.

If you have any questions about the symptoms you’re having after the abortion,

you should call your doctor to ask if what you are feeling is normal.

You must also return after two weeks to a month to do a checkup and to see everything is OK.