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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Is it possible that abortions cause miscarriages?

Is it possible that abortions cause miscarriages?

An abortion: by medication should not cause future miscarriages. An uncomplicated surgical abortion should not cause future miscarriages. ...Read more

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Can an unsuccessful abortion cause miscarriage?

Can an unsuccessful abortion cause miscarriage?

Yes: Any distubanc of the prenncy either chemical or mchanical can cause miscairage. ...Read more

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Can getting pregnant a month after an abortion caused miscarriage?

Sometimes: Sometimes, there hasn't been enough time to recuperate from the first pregnancy's loss of red blood cells (anemia), and nourishing nutrients to allow the pregnancy to continue. The second concern is genetic, as the first egg out of the box post abortion may not be the selection that has the full complement of genetic material to avoid miscarriage. ...Read more

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Pregnant 3x one child, 1 abortion & 1 miscarriage. I had cryotherapy due to abnormal cells. I haven't been pregnant in 14yrs am I infertile ?

Pregnant 3x  one child, 1 abortion & 1 miscarriage. I had cryotherapy due to abnormal cells. I haven't been pregnant in 14yrs  am I infertile ?

See below: Discuss with your ob doctor. You can determine with various tests if you are ovulating. I understand the abortion, but what caused the miscarriage? Your doctor should be able to guide you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...Read more

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I had a late period in june and pregnancy symptoms but no positive home pregnancy test I have never had abortion or miscarriage?

I had a late period in june and pregnancy symptoms but no positive home pregnancy test I have never had abortion or miscarriage?

I suggest: do a pregnancy test at home if you are not sure what's going on. I don't know how likely it is you are pregnant, but that's the first step to figuring out what's going on. there are other reasons for missed periods, symptoms are not terribly helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...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