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Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...Read more

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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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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Chances of successful pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and neonatal death?

Chances of successful pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and neonatal death?

Depends: The chances of a successful pregnancy would depend on the reasons for the miscarriages and the neonatal death. Miscarriages are relatively common, but when a women has multiple miscarriages, that can indicate and underlying medical/genetic condition that may make it more difficult to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnant risks after age 30?

Pregnant risks after age 30?

Average: Age alone is not considered a risk factor until 35. Nevertheless your fertility is very gradually decreasing and the risk of miscarriage is gradually increasing. Also, the older you are the more likely you are to have other health problems. ...Read more

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Are there cases of anyone given birth to triplets? I'm scared to undergoe a c-section.

Are there cases of anyone given birth to triplets? I'm scared to undergoe a c-section.

Vaginally, sure!: That doorway used to be the only way we all made it here before the northern c/s door was available. In modern OB care multiple gestations are often relegated to c/s status to "avoid complications" and fetal safety. Talk to your OB md about your c/s fears a I am sure there is a good reason for selecting that over a "southern"(vaginal) exit. ...Read more

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Need information on complications of molar pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease?

Need information on complications of molar pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease?

Here's a link: Here is a link to information. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/molarpregnancy.html. ...Read more

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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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I had 20 weeks abortion, diagnosed as lethal achondroplasia ( thantotrphic), is there risk of recurrence in following pregnancy?

I had 20 weeks abortion, diagnosed as lethal achondroplasia ( thantotrphic), is there risk of recurrence in following pregnancy?

Genetic counseling: Achondroplasia is most commonly inherited from a mutation in a gene in a dominant pattern indicating that affected individuals will have a 50% recurrence risk. If neither parent is affect with achondroplasia then genetic testing is needed on the infant to help determine the risk for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

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Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

Absolutely: Make sure you share you history of a c-section with your obstetrician or midwife. It can possibly affect your pregnancy, & will certainly affect your delivery. Many women do deliver after c-section with the right care if the incision was of the right type. It is a good idea to get a copy of the operative report for your c-section so that if you go into labor without warning you will have it. ...Read more

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Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Too complicated...: To address in this forum. You need to ask these questions of your team of docs-your primary doc and whichever secondary docs you have: gi, surgeon, cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, . ...Read more

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Will an uncomplicated abortion cause ovarian cancer?

Will an uncomplicated abortion cause ovarian cancer?

No: There is absolutely no known relationship between the two issues. The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is very small and there may be genetic reasons but no risk from the procedure. ...Read more

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Surgerical uterus mesh fact, risk, is pregnancy possible with a mesh on uterus?

Surgerical uterus mesh fact, risk, is pregnancy  possible with a mesh on uterus?

I think...: ...Putting the mesh on in the first place was to enable you to be pregnant again; but you need to discuss this with the original surgeon who knows the details of the operation. ...Read more

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Legal abortion statistics are still high, right. What happens if republicans rule?

Legal abortion statistics are still high, right. What happens if republicans rule?

Mixed outcome: Abortion is gradually dropping because of fewer service providers and lagging demand. The GOP panders to its evangelical subset who oppose any aspect of what they consider abortion. However this issue is a great vote and money gainer. The republicans controlled both house, Senate and presidency during the Bush years and did not pass a single abortion bill. They value the votes and money more. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

High risk pregnancy: Your physician there will know your specifics and if you are even advised to get pregnant again. Many women in your situation are advised against future pregnancies! ...Read more

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Normal duration of bleeding of 4 weeks pregnancy abortion after medical abortion?

Normal duration of  bleeding of 4 weeks pregnancy  abortion after medical abortion?

Varies: Bleeding usually lasts as long as a heavy period and gradually decreases to light bleeding or a heavy brown discharge. There may be spotting irregularly for up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is abortion pill worse or surgical abortion?

Surgery: Surgery has a lot of risks, no matter what the procedure or the reason. Although pills also carry their risks as well, many would argue that surgery carries more risks and possible known complications with it than pills. Hope that generally answers your question. ...Read more

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Was given misoprostol 24hrs before surgical abortion. Safe?

Was given misoprostol 24hrs before surgical abortion. Safe?

Definitely: One of the most safe medications we give in obstetrics. Helps to soften the cervix prior to a surgical abortion thus decreasing the risk of laceration or creating a false passage during the abortion. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, hot flashes or fever. I give this medication frequently, and 95% of my patients have no side effects. ...Read more

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What's the percentile of succesful vbac after 2 csections. Last csection 2/25/09 I'm due Jan 30th?

What's the percentile of succesful vbac after 2 csections. Last csection 2/25/09 I'm due Jan 30th?

VBAC: I don't recommend you consider a VBAC after two c sections. Your risk of uterine rupture, which is now much higher than VBAC after one c section. Your success for VBAC in general is however dependent upon why your first c section was done for. You need to discuss this with your OB, who may not even do VBACs. ...Read more

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What the complication of missd abortion?

Missed abortion: Treatment for missed abortion can be 1) watchful waiting, 2) medication, or 3) surgery. These will be successful at resolving the pregnancy about 60%, 90%, and 100% of the time, respectively. The last is the fastest and most tolerated, but most expensive. Watchful waiting has small risks of bleeding, infection, or blood clot. I recommend counselling with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some common abortion complications?

Few: Common abortion complications are few, but may include bleeding, infection (rare), perforation of the uterus (even more rare), or something called post-abortion syndrome where the uterus retains blood instead of expelling it via the cervix. This may require having a suction done again. Retained parts of the pregnancy are also very rare as almost all providers verify the termination by pathology. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to die from complications an abortion?

Is it possible for a woman to die from complications an abortion?

Yes but not likely: Any surgical procedure entails risks. The procedure for a pregnancy termination carries minimal risk if done appropriately. Major risk of death occurs from an uncorrected infection or usually from bleeding that is not controlled when the uterus is damaged. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago during which i had complications?

Should i be worried if i had a medical abortion 3 weeks ago during which i had complications?

Maybe: It depends on what complications and what has been occuring. If everything resolved since the complication most likely your body will heal. However if you are having heavy bleeding, signs of infection, or severe pain, or your menses does not return to what is normal for you in 3-4 cycles see a medical professional. ...Read more

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I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

What do you mean?: I think you are asking if having elective abortions in the past increases the risk of having a miscarriage. Elective abortions do not increase the risk of miscarriage in the future ...Read more

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If i stay home due to abortion complication will my employers pay me sick pay?

Talk to your obstet.: Talk to your doctor and if he /she agrees to give you exemption to work based on your sickness from abortion related issues , then you should be ok. ...Read more

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Bled 14 weeks after abortion, one year ago. Random bad pains since, untreated., could it leave long term complications/risks? If so, what can they be?

Bled 14 weeks after abortion, one year ago. Random bad pains since, untreated., could it leave long term complications/risks? If so, what can they be?

Possibly: If you had a postop infection that was not treated, it could lead to scarring that can cause pelvic pain or problems with fertility. See a doctor for possible infection but you won't likely get checked for fertility issues unless you're unsuccessful getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

No: A medical or surgical abortion is a common, legal, and medically safe procedure. It does not cause infertility, breast cancer, psychiatric problems, or other medical problems. If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, you should see your doctor. There are many possible causes. ...Read more

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Legal abortion statistics are still high, right. What happens if republicans rule?

Mixed outcome: Abortion is gradually dropping because of fewer service providers and lagging demand. The GOP panders to its evangelical subset who oppose any aspect of what they consider abortion. However this issue is a great vote and money gainer. The republicans controlled both house, Senate and presidency during the Bush years and did not pass a single abortion bill. They value the votes and money more. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant, can I go for a pill abortion without any complication?

Yes, possible option: It is important to realize that there are no risk free medical treatments. Medical abortions can usually be done safely through 8-9 weeks. Different providers have different cut-offs. If interested in this method, be seen immediately. At the first visit you get instructions and medication. You go through a miscarriage then return to insure it is completed. Be sure to discuss birth control options. ...Read more

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I am a month pregnant,can i have an abortion without any complications?Please I need help...

I am a month pregnant,can i have an abortion without any complications?Please I need help...

Yes: The sooner the better, however any surgical or medical procedure has a risk and complications. In this case they generally are small in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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If anyone knows anything about abortion complications & bleeding disorders, please tell me now?

If anyone knows anything about abortion complications & bleeding disorders, please tell me now?

ABORTION: If you have a factor deficiency you will need to have coagulation labs , as ptt, and be typed and crossed in case of excessive bleeding. It can be safely done. Do the consult with the physician. If you live in california where they let midlevels do these, do not let a mid level nursetouch you. ...Read more

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How long will you know if surgical abortion is incomplete, and can complications occur 3 wks after the procedure ?

2nd ultrasound/exam: A 2nd ultrasound and/or exam is needed in one to two weeks to make that determination when a follow up MD visit is done. ...Read more

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I had 4 abortions no complications at 6weeks. One at 9 now i have had 3 miscarriages are my abortions to blame for this :( HELP! ?

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No: I'm sorry for your loss. While your numbers are not exactly clear to me (4 abortions @ 6-9wks followed by 3 miscarriages? for 7 pregnancies total?), there are few correctable/preventable or known causes of repeat miscarriages. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/health/25brod.html & http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/01/health/01brod.html. Also http://goo.gl/hBgk5d & http://goo.gl/g6n8O6 ...Read more

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I had an abortion and i regret it everyday. I can't believe what i did... Now I am trying for another and i can't get pregnant. I had no complications?

I had an abortion and i regret it everyday. I can't believe what i did... Now I am trying for another and i can't get pregnant. I had no complications?

Get some counseling!: Abortion is a complicated decision, and nearly all women have ambivalence about it - even if is exactly the right thing for all concerned. No woman gets pregnant on purpose to have an abortion! in my experience, women who have abortions in spite of their sadness make great mothers later - because they're making a decision based on the overall good. Like good mothers do every day! it will happen. ...Read more

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How to stop the complication when misoprostol for abortion?

Need more info: What complication are you talking about? It is very common to have bleeding and cramping afterwards. Call your doctor or the clinic which prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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Is it common to prescribe methylergonovine after an abortion at 11weeks 6 days or is it due to complications?

Is it common to prescribe methylergonovine after an abortion at 11weeks 6 days or is it due to complications?

That is a med: To make the uterus contract and shrink down and stop the bleeding, the main thing is to make sure u do not have any retained poc if suspected u need an ultrasound 1st and may need a hysteroscopy with d;c or may not. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion Tuesday and there were zero complications. I’m not bleeding anymore. When can I workout? I worked out daily prior to surgery

Ask your Abortion MD: You need to ask your abortion MD as you don't say if the procedure was medical (pill) induced or surgical. Either way the cervix is still open and infection risk is higher for at least one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Can you have lasting pregnancy complications after abortion?

Post abortion : A properly done abortion should not cause any problems in a subsequent pregnancy. No pregnancy is risk free. Even if you have problems, you don't need to assume they are related to a prior abortion. ...Read more

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