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Abortion Pill Pain

Taking the abortion pill impacts women differently. Physical and emotional effects vary, depending upon your own personal experience. What is the possibility of pain with the abortion pill? And what is that pain like? We’d love to give you a direct answer. But the truth is that each woman’s situation is unique.

Are you looking for information on abortion pill pain? Avenue Women’s Center equips women with accurate resources and relevant limited medical services. Find out more information regarding how far along you may be, as well as your risk of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Talk through abortion options, including the abortion pill and potential risks. Our expert staff is here to help!

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Experiencing Pain Following the Abortion Pill

The “abortion pill” or medical abortion is really two sets of medication that are prescribed to end a pregnancy. The first set of pills called mifepristone is often taken at the abortion clinic. They work by stopping the growth of the pregnancy. The second set of pills, misoprostol, is often taken at home later. These pills cause the expelling of the contents of the uterus.

As with any medical procedure, pain could be involved. Here are some common potential side effects of the abortion pill:

  • Incomplete abortion, resulting in having a surgical procedure
  • Medication is not effective in ending the pregnancy
  • Incessant and heavy bleeding
  • Potential of infection
  • Fever
  • Discomfort in the digestive system

It’s important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Potential Emotional Pain Following the Abortion Pill

Another aspect of abortion pill pain can involve emotional effects. As mentioned earlier, every woman’s experience is different. Some report feeling relieved right away. Others may have negative emotional effects that arise.

Women have shared their personal experiences with abortion with us over the years. Their stories are as varied as the women themselves. However, the possibility of emotional pain following an abortion does exist. Factors to take into consideration are:

  • Do you have personal beliefs against having an abortion? Or did you, prior to becoming pregnant?
  • Is anyone pressuring you to take the abortion pill? Parents? A partner? Friends?
  • Do you have a support system to help you handle any potential side effects – both physically and emotionally?
  • Have you taken the time to gather information on your options? Have you processed through your decision to determine a choice that you feel good about?

Avenue Women’s Center has been helping women facing unexpected pregnancies since 1981. When looking into abortion pill pain, our expert staff can provide you with the information and services you need. Confirm your pregnancy with a free medical-grade test right away. Afterward, receive an ultrasound to gather more information about the state of the pregnancy. This will help you determine if the abortion pill is an available option. Then, learn more about the abortion pill process, risks, and alternatives in a confidential consultation. All at no cost.

Reach out to us today for your next steps!



Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.