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Andrews V, Day A, Girling J. Complications following termination of pregnancy. Practitioner March 2022;266(1856):16-19

Complications following termination of pregnancy

25 Mar 2022Registered users

Serious complications during or after termination of pregnancy are rare. However, they can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and occasionally can complicate future pregnancies. The risk of pelvic infection is around 10% and this is usually due to exacerbation of a pre-existing infection. The most common causes of bleeding include: retained products of conception; infection and trauma to the cervix or uterus, especially at > 10 weeks’ gestation. 

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