Follow Up After Abortion?
I want to ask, abortion is not good, but what should the follow-up be for the person who has had the abortion? Do you check up? Can I delay the check-up?
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Abortion is a procedure performed to terminate a pregnancy. Abortions are generally performed at a gestational age of less than 24 weeks. Abortions performed at gestational age less than 13 weeks have a lower risk than pregnancies above 20 weeks. In Indonesia, the act of having an abortion can only be done if there are medical indications and it is carried out by a doctor who has the competence for this. Apart from this, all actions to terminate pregnancy, enter as criminal abortion, which are included in criminal acts that violate the law (KUHP and Health Law) and can be subject to applicable legal sanctions. If a medical abortion is carried out by a doctor, the side effects will be well monitored and will be controlled and assisted with drugs to relieve symptoms and prevent dangerous complications. Usually there are some side effects that may occur due to an abortion such as abdominal pain or cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or light bleeding that can occur for 2-4 weeks after the abortion. However, these side effects can vary from woman to woman. After 4-6 weeks after the abortion, the period will return to normal. But still watch out for signs of complications such as:
Severe pain that cannot be controlled with painkillers. High fever. Discharge from the vagina. For a check-up and the best time to do it, you should do it according to the advice or recommendations given by your doctor to see how the actions and treatments have been carried out. Because in some women there can be a risk of fertility problems if there is a history of abortion that is not monitored by a doctor. So it's best to avoid delaying post-abortion check-ups.
For additional information you can read the following articles:
The dangers of abortion
Understanding abortion from various aspects
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dr. Winda Indriati