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I had an abortion at 18 weeks and im bleeding heavy 3 weeks after with pain in my belly?

I had an abortion at 18 weeks and im bleeding heavy 3 weeks after with pain in my belly?

Be seen: You need to be seen as soon as possible to rule out an infection or a tear in the uterus or a retained piece of the placenta You need to be seen soon as the infection could take over your entire body ...Read more

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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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Had abortion january 18, two weeks later had sex, two days after took Plan B and shot as birth control. Unprotected sex a week ago. Still no period. ?

Had abortion january 18, two weeks later had sex, two days after took Plan B and shot as birth control. Unprotected sex a week ago. Still no period. ?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You started the shot so one would not expect regular periods. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a medical abortion (@ 20 weeks) 18 days ago, but trying to conceive again asap?

What do you recommend if I had a medical abortion (@ 20 weeks) 18 days ago, but trying to conceive again asap?

3 weeks: A woman may ovulate as early as 3 weeks after a prior pregnancy has ended. It may take a few month, though, for regular cycles and therefore regular ovulations to kick in. Psychological factors in dealing with the termination may interfere. ...Read more

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What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

Uterine evacuation.: Surgical or medical/mechanical methods can be used to empty the gravid uterus in the second trimester. The earlier one decides to terminate a pregnancy the safer, less costly, less traumatizing and faster it is. Consult with your gynecologist for additional details. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks ( about 18 days) since my abortion , can I use a tampon ?

Its been 2 weeks ( about 18 days) since my abortion , can I use a tampon ?

After next period: You may use tampons after an abortion although it is important that you do not begin to use tampons again until your next period. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having 3 abortions in a 18 month period?

What are the consequences of having 3 abortions in a 18 month period?

See Below: Also 3 abortions can cause uterine scar tissue causing it impossible to have a subsequent pregnancy too. ...Read more

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I am wanting to get pregnant however I have been unsuccessful and feel that the fact that i had an abortion when I was 18 being the problem.

I am wanting to get pregnant however I have been unsuccessful and feel that the fact that i had an abortion when I was 18 being the problem.

Not necessarily: If the abortion was done in a clinical environment with a clinician, then there is almost no impact on future fertility. If the abortion had complications such as an infection or excessive bleeding then there can be a future medical issue if not addressed at that time. ...Read more

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I want an adportion but my parants does know that I am pregnant or I want a abortion.so my question is do u have to hAve some over 18 to get adportion?

Depends on state: This web site describes the rules for NC if under 18 http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-central-north-carolina/patients/north-carolina-abortion-law-women-under-18 You will need to get a judicial waiver and go through counseling before having an abortion if you are under 18. ...Read more

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I am pregnant but my baby is not growing normally. My l.M.P is 18-04-13 and the baby is only 5weeks and 3days my dr suggest me abortion kindly help me?

Fetal growth: If your last menstrual was in april, your baby would have been way more older than 5 weeks 3 days. If indeed that is true, you baby would have died by now. No heart beat would be seen and your doc is right that if the fetus has not come out by now, you will need to have medical intervention to get it out. ...Read more

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Can you have children after a surgical abortion? I want to know if my girlfriend can still have children after she had a surgical abortion when she was 18. She is now 19 about to be 20.

Can you have children after a surgical abortion? I want to know if my girlfriend can still have children after she had a surgical abortion when she was 18. She is now 19 about to be 20.

Yes: Decades ago I served overseas as a pediatrician in a country where the pill had not caught on.It was not uncommon for a local woman to have 2-3 in her lifetime and go on to have a regular family. As long as the termination did not injure any working parts, they should work fine in the future. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of abortion ?

What are the disadvantages of abortion ?

Several: issues arise. One being the loss of a viable pregnancy and the psychologic issues that may stem from this. The other issue stem directly from medical complications that can occur during the procedure itself but probably more so concerning is the possible loss of fertility in the future due to compromise of the uterus during the procedure. ...Read more

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What our the risks of a fourth abortion?

Medical or surgical?: Every abortion can cause risk to the uterus. With surgical abortions, eventually the lining of the uterus can become so scarred it will make it impossible to have a normal pregnancy once you are ready. Medical abortions are safer to the uterus. But all abortions carry emotion trauma that is truly hard to recover from. Once you decide the outcome of this pregnancy, lets find good contraception. ...Read more

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What are the steps of having an abortion?

What are the steps of having an abortion?

It varies: Alot by state, by provider, and mostly by 'how-far-along-you-are.' you might find this helpful: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/abortion/ best of luck! ...Read more

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What arel the downside to having abortion?

Difficult question: The physical risk to the mother is quite low however the psychological consequences can be severe. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having an abortion?

What are  the dangers of having an  abortion?

Many: In surgical abortion, the risks include infection, bleeding, injury to surrounding structures such as bowel or bladder, anesthesia, reaction to medications, incomplete abortion leading to another operation, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the remains of abortions?

Incineration: There are abortion waste management companies which incinerate the remains. Most states require that the remains be buried or incinerated. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it for a person to have had multiple abortions?

Uncommon problems: Legal abortions in the first trimester are safe. There are some risks associated with anything, and the risks increase some with multiple abortions, but physical/medical problems are still overall uncommon. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibriod?

Can abortion cause fibriod?

No: Absolutely no relation between these two things. We don't know why fibroids form in some women but not others, but there's no relationship between having a medical or surgical abortion and the formation of fibroids. ...Read more

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Can Ampiclox cause abortion?

No: This is an antibiotic that should not cause a misccariage and is relatively safe to be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Plan B the abortion pill?

Depends: Plan b prevents implantation of a fertilized egg so that it passes without development, as do 80% of all fertilized eggs naturally. So it is not really an abortion. Note that evangelicals consider life to begin at conception - so who is the responsible party for those 80% spontaneously passed. Mormons believe that life begins at implantations so they support stem cell research. ...Read more

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What is threatened abortion.?

What is threatened abortion.?

Bleeding early: 20-30% of early pregnancies will have some bleeding in the first 13wks. Uterine cramping, (like a period), and a size less than dates measurement on ultrasound are also worrisome. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an abortion?

Is it safe to get an abortion?

Yes: A pregnancy termination under medical supervision is a safe procedure. There are risks which should be reviewed with your provider. ...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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What are abortion alternatives?

What are abortion alternatives?

Medical & Surgical: Medical abortion is usually done with a combination of oral agents at less than 8 weeks gestation. Surgical abortion involves a suction or scraping procedure of the intra- uterine contents and can be done up to 14 to 16 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Oral sex is safe after abortion?

Sure: I can't see why it's riskier than any other time? ...Read more

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How to stop milk after abortion?

Cabbage leaves: Take a fresh cabbage cut it in half and soak it with water then freeze it . Make sure you have a bra that fits and wear it all the time even to bed . Take the frozen cabbage leaves and place into your bra replace when it thaws . Yes it smells but it will dry up your milk. Do not squeeze the milk out try to turn your back to the hot water in the shower and always wear your bra. ...Read more

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After abortion will u be depress?

After abortion will u be depress?

Usually mild: Most women report some degree of psychological distress after a miscarriage. However, according to mghcwmh only about 1 in 10 women actually meet criteria for major depression. Risk factors for depression after miscarriage include a prior history of depression, having inadequate social supports and being childless. ...Read more

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