Why Should I Have a Post-Abortion Exam?

Abortion is a serious medical procedure that comes with risks to your physical and mental health, which is why it’s critical to get a post-abortion exam. This exam will ensure that you aren’t experiencing a risk.

This article will cover the essentials you need to know about a post-abortion exam. But if you need to talk to someone in person, contact Woman to Woman Health Center today to schedule a confidential appointment. 

What Happens During a Post-Abortion Exam?

A post-abortion exam is performed to ensure you aren’t experiencing a physical or mental health complication after an abortion.

During this exam, you will meet with a healthcare professional who will conduct a physical exam and listen to any concerns you might have. Specifically, the healthcare professional will look for signs of infection (such as fever, heavy and prolonged bleeding, or pain),perform an ultrasound, and they will also ask questions to see if you’re experiencing signs of depression or anxiety. 

Why Is a Post-Abortion Exam Essential to Protect My Health?

Getting a post-abortion exam is essential since both chemical (also called medical and the “abortion pill”) and surgical abortion come with risks to your physical and mental health

Infection is one of the main risks of both chemical and surgical abortion, and sometimes, it can be difficult to differentiate the expected side effects of abortion and the start of an infection. A post-abortion exam can help make this determination. 

Depression and anxiety are the primary mental health risks associated with abortion, and a post-abortion exam can help ensure that you aren’t experiencing these concerns—and if you are, we can work with you to suggest a treatment plan. 

Where Can I Get a Post-Abortion Exam?

If you’ve had an abortion, a post-abortion exam is essential. At Woman to Woman Health Center, we offer free, confidential post-abortion exams because we believe you deserve access to what you need to stay safe and healthy. 

Contact us today to schedule your free appointment because you’re worth it.