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Infertility After Abortion: Understanding the Risks and Signs

Abortion is a delving and troublesome subject. It is surrounded by myths and misconceptions, one of them regarding infertility. This article will discuss the affinity between infertility and abortion, surface some symptoms of infertility following abortion, the risks involved, and when it is time to start worrying and seeking professional help.

Can Abortion Cause Infertility?

Most people who are thinking about or have had an abortion ask, "Can abortion cause infertility?" The answer is simple: Nearly all abortions do not cause infertility, but certain complications that are associated with the process can affect fertility

Abortion is safe and does not cause long-term reproductive health problems if executed through appropriate means in medical and surgical abortions. Complications may include infections, incomplete abortions, or harm to the uterus.

  1. Types of Abortions and Their Safety

There are two main types of abortions: medical and surgical.

  • Medical Abortion: This is when a woman takes medicine to end her pregnancy. Medical abortions are usually done until early in the first weeks of pregnancy. It is usually safe, but if not handled correctly, it might bring about some serious complications, such as heavy bleeding or infection.
  • Surgical Abortion: This is a more complicated surgical procedure to remove the fetus from the womb. Though it is also usually safe, the chance of problems like uterine perforation or cervical damage increases if performed incorrectly.
  1. Factors Determining the Danger of Infertility after an Abortion

The danger of developing infertility after the abortion is determined by some factors:

  • Gestational Age: The stage of pregnancy at which the abortion was carried out determines the risk. Later abortions generally carry more risks because the procedure is more complicated.
  • Procedure Quality: The involvement of a qualified health professional in a well-equipped and clean environment is necessary to minimize risks during the abortion.
  • Post-Abortion Care: Adequate follow-up care is required so that, in case of any complication, it can be identified and treated immediately.

Signs of Infertility After Abortion

Every individual trying to maintain fertility is advised to identify any sign of infertility. Loss of fertility may be characterized by the following signs:

  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles: A significant change in your menstrual cycle with missed periods and unusual bleeding (either heavy or light) might be an indication that something is wrong with it.
  • Pelvic Pain: Persistent pain in the pelvic area may be the result of certain complications, such as pelvic inflammatory diseases, that may affect fertility.
  • Difficulty Conceiving: If you have been trying to conceive for more than a year without any results, then it's time to visit healthcare to find a reasonable cause.

How Many Abortions Can Cause Infertility?

One of the most common concerns is the number of abortions that can cause infertility. There is no hard or fast rule that more than this number of abortions will cause infertility because every individual exhibits a different response to this event. 

However, multiple numbers of abortions may increase the chances of certain complications, such as uterine scarring and cervical damage, which can affect an individual's fertility.

  1. Uterine Scarring and Asherman’s Syndrome

Multiple surgical abortions can cause Asherman's syndrome, a condition characterized by the presence of scar tissue in the uterus. Scar tissue within the uterus can prevent implantation or may result in recurrent abortions.

  1. Cervical Damage

Multiple surgical abortions may weaken or damage the cervix, causing cervical insufficiency. Cervical insufficiency may result in a problem while holding pregnancies in the future.

Can Abortions Cause You to Be Infertile?

While infertility after an abortion is usually very low risk, it is not without risk. It is greatly increased with conditions that are not sterile, not performed by a health worker, or if post-abortion care is left with no follow-up. These risks are greatly lowered when safe, legal abortion is accessible, and with available follow-up medical services.

Sterile After Abortion: What It Means

This term generally refers to a person's inability to conceive after an abortion. While that is rarely true, it could happen with critical complications. It is also important to note that sterility is different from infertility, with the former meaning one is unable to conceive at all and the latter meaning they are unable to without medical and other interventions.

  1. Understanding Sterility

Sterility is when you are not able to get pregnant at all; it can result from critical uterine damage, extensive scarring, or other serious disorders in your reproductive system.

  1. Infertility vs. Sterility

Infertility, though, means finding it hard to get pregnant or not being able to do so without medical or other help. Persons facing infertility, with modern medical and other help, can usually go on to have children.

When to Seek Help

Seek professional help in case you suspect that you are showing signs of infertility after an abortion and for any other concerns related to the reproductive system. Timely identification and treatment will enhance the chances of giving birth in the future.

  • Consult a Specialist: If you have been trying to get pregnant for one year without success or you have had major changes in your menstrual cycle, consult with a fertility specialist.
  • Medical Evaluations: Diagnostic tests may include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, or ultrasounds to identify the root cause of infertility, such as scarring or any kind of structural damage.
  • Treatment Options: Depending on the health issue determined, either medication or surgical procedures or assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization may be used.


If you are facing infertility issues and are considering alternative options like surrogacy, contact Delivering Dreams today. Our team is standing by with answers for you. Please call for an overview of our services and how we can help you.

You can also safeguard your reproductive health through this knowledge of possible risks and signs of infertility from an abortion. But, always remember, most abortions do not lead to infertility. Prospective professional help from the doctor is always a good idea if you still stay anxious.

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