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Is Abortion Painful?

Like most medical procedures, abortion can cause at least some discomfort or pain for women. Factors that can play a role in how much pain is felt can include:

  • Type of abortion procedure
  • Personal pain tolerance
  • How your body reacts to the procedure
  • If any complications occur

Speaking with a professional about how this procedure might impact you, your health, and the discomfort you could experience is important to understand beforehand. By having a better understanding, you will be empowered with the knowledge to make a decision you feel comfortable with.

What Is Pain Tolerance?

Medical News Today says, “A person’s pain tolerance refers to how much pain they can reasonably handle.” 

The article, which was medically reviewed, goes on to say, ”How and why a person experiences pain can vary greatly, and the nature of how humans feel pain is complex. A number of factors influence an individual’s pain tolerance levels.” 

Some listed factors that cause different pain tolerances are:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Stress
  • Expectation
  • Experience of Pain
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Chronic Illnesses

Since women are all unique and these factors can vary from one person to another, it can be difficult to know how much pain may be experienced from an abortion.

For medical abortions, it could depend on how far along the pregnancy had progressed.

Additionally, for both medical and surgical abortions, cramping discomfort is reported as a typical experience for most women.  

What About Recovery?

Like pain, recovery is similar in that it can vary from person to person. Many factors can influence your recovery time, and only by speaking with a professional can you better understand what might influence your recovery speed.

You should thoroughly discuss your medical history, current conditions, and if you’re at risk of developing serious complications with your physician or local pregnancy center.

Where Can I Go?

Want to better understand your risks and how abortion may impact you? No question should go unanswered; contact us today to get the answers you deserve.  All appointments are free and confidential; we look forward to serving you!

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