Complications of spontaneous miscarriages and therapeutic abortions include the following:
Complications of anesthesia
Postabortion triad (ie, pain, bleeding, low-grade fever)
Retained products of conception
Bowel and bladder injury
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
The term “septic abortion” refers to a spontaneous miscarriage or therapeutic/artificial abortion complicated by a pelvic infection.