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A 23-year-old female asked:

could a swollen face caused due to chronic sinusitis disappear for a month post an abortion? i have heard infections disappear\increase after pregnanc

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Seems unlikely: It does not seem likely that having an abortion would have significantly impacted your chronic sinusitis. Pregnancy can worsen sinus problems due to hormonal changes in the mucosal tissue. Seek treatment for the sinusitis.

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