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Can a past abortion decrease fertility?

Can a past abortion decrease fertility?

Rarely ...: Most women don't have long-term effects on their fertility from past abortions. Women who have had a pregnancy in the uterus before may be more fertile than those who haven't. Surgical abortion (D&C) or infection after abortion can cause scar tissue inside the uterus (asherman's) - this is rare - a hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test will look for this. If abortion was years ago age may be a factor too. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Bleeding natural: Bleeding is neither good or bad but is natural and usually a sign of implantation of the egg to the endometrium. It is very good and helpful at times for the pregnancy dating. the prenatal vitamins are to keep you healthy and provide the best available supplements for your pregnancy. It however keeps you healthy but does not effect fertility except indirectly in keeping you healthy. ...Read more

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Can having an abortion create fertility for the woman?

Can having an abortion create fertility for the woman?

Rarely: Rarely, an abortion can cause scar tissue inside the uterus that interferes with implantation of a subsequent pregnancy. Fortunately, as i mentioned, this is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Will having an abortion create fertility issues for the woman?

Will having an abortion create fertility issues for the woman?

Not likely: Can if the abortion is complicated. Heavy bleeding, infection, aggressive methods, late abortions all increase the risk. ...Read more

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Abortion did abortion by pills within 8 weeks of conciving leads to future infertility in female?

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did abortion by pills within 8 weeks of conciving  leads to future infertility in female?

No: By "the abortion pill", I am assuming you are referring to ru486 or mifepristone. It only affects the developing pregnancy, not the anatomy or mechanisms that lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will smoking on fermara for fertility affect my egg growth for a iui?

Will smoking on fermara for fertility affect my egg growth for a iui?

Egg quality: Smoking in general, while obviously not good for you overall health, can definitely affect your egg quality which can decrease the chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could two miscarriages and one abortion affect my fertility?

Could two miscarriages and one abortion affect my fertility?

The treatment: Not so much miscarriages and abortions by themselves can affect fertility, but they way they were treated. Specifically, when the womb was emptied surgically (D&C, dilatation and curettage), subsequent infection and scarring can interfere with future fertility. ...Read more

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I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you decide what your best course might be. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Should stop providing fertility treatment to lesbian and single women?

Should stop providing fertility treatment to lesbian and single women?

Another Forum: This does not appear to be medically related question, since either staus is not a medical issue. Perhaps you would find another forum suitable for this type if discussion. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant! any experience with fertility evaluation, treatments and costs?

Trying to get pregnant! any experience with fertility evaluation, treatments and costs?

Highly variable: Many insurances will cover evaluation of infertility, even if they don't cover treatment. The best tests to get for an individual will vary depending on your history (and the male-partner's history). Best to check the man quickly. Advancing age is a big factor, so get to a reproductive specialist soon. See: http://www.Socrei.Org/ for a directory of reproductive endocrinologists near you. ...Read more

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Does taking meftal spas for period pain affect fertility and chances of conceiving?

Does taking meftal spas for period pain affect fertility and chances of conceiving?

It should not: The medication meftal spas has two medications in it, one that helps with GI motility issues and an NSAID (similar to ibuprofen). Neither medication should effect fertility. ...Read more

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Can abortion effect ovulation?

Can abortion effect ovulation?

Yes: Generally when an abortion is complete and the HCG levels are close or at zero, the brain will "reset" itself and you should have an ovulatory bleed within 3-4 weeks. You will not ovulate until this happens so following your HCG levels to zero are important. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage and d&c.Are there any chances of infertility after that?

I had a miscarriage and d&c.Are there any chances of infertility after that?

Not likely: It's highly unlikely that fertility problems result just from having a miscarriage with d&c. There are uncommon (though not rare) complications following D&C that can affect fertility, but mostly you'll be back to normal. ...Read more

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Can second trimester therapeutic abortion that's surgical abortion make it difficult to conceive?

Can second trimester therapeutic abortion that's surgical abortion make it difficult to conceive?

Abortion conceive: Can second trimester therapeutic abortion that's surgical abortion make it difficult to conceive? ANS: Ask the team that did the surgery if they took out ovaries or tied tubes. Probably did not. But they know you best and can give you their experience in those they have operated on. I would hope they can at least. ...Read more

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What is the common fertility rate for women 39-41? We have been trying to conceive for 8 months with one miscarriage and one failed implantation.

What is the common fertility rate for women 39-41? We have been trying to conceive for 8 months with one miscarriage and one failed implantation.

5-15% per month: Fertility peaks in late teens to late twenties and then gradual decline after age 30. 20-25% fecundity (chance for pregnancy per month) under age 30, then rapid decline in fertility after age 40 age 35: 15% fecundity rate age 40: 5-10% fecundity rate age 43:. ...Read more

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How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

Superovulation: Fsh & lh help stimulate egg development in the ovaries. More eggs give you more embryos with better success rates for ivf. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant without sexual intercourse, infertility treatment, and immaculate conception?

Can you get pregnant without sexual intercourse, infertility treatment, and immaculate conception?

Unlikely: The only way to get pregnant without advanced fertility treatments, is for a sperm to enter the vagina/cervix. I've heard of some creative ways to do this without sexual intercourse but wouldn't recommend them. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more