If you’re considering a surgical abortion and wondering how long it lasts, the answer is that it’s complicated and depends on various factors.

Learn more about surgical abortion and how to protect your health beforehand. Or, if you’re looking to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options, give us a call at (620) 235-0605 to be connected to Vie Medical Clinic.  All appointments and resources are free.

How Does Surgical Abortion Work?

A surgical abortion is performed in a clinic, and it’s typically done later in pregnancy (or past ten weeks, when the abortion pill is no longer an option). 

Surgical abortion involves dilating the cervix so that medical instruments—scraping tools and strong suction—can enter the uterus to remove and then vacuum out the pregnancy. 

What Factors Determine How Long Surgical Abortion Will Last?

Many factors go into how long a surgical abortion will last, including the age of your pregnancy, if any complications occur during the procedure, and whether or not you’re given anesthesia. 

If you’re considering a surgical abortion, learning all you can about the procedure to protect your health and determine if this is the right choice for you is essential. 

At Vie Medical Clinic, our qualified medical staff are here to provide medically-backed information and support without judgment. We believe that you deserve to be armed with the facts before making a decision, and we’re here to answer questions and provide compassionate care. 

How Can I Protect My Health?

Before seeking an abortion, you must figure out specific details about your pregnancy through an ultrasound. An ultrasound can help reveal the following:

  • Age—this is important for determining what pregnancy options are available to you.
  • Location—this will rule out or confirm ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening situation that needs immediate treatment. 
  • Viability—this will help confirm if your pregnancy has signs of life, which is essential considering that 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.

You’re Not Alone 

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel scary, but you’re not alone. At Vie, we’re here for you with no-cost pregnancy resources and counseling to help you make an informed decision about your pregnancy and feel supported. Contact us today or give us a call at (620) 235-0605.