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Surgical abortion is safe?

Surgical abortion is safe?

When done properly: Yes it is but any type of procedure can have complications. ...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 abortion a safe procedure ?

Is abortion a safe procedure ?

Abortions safe: Abortions or any other surgical procedure performed by a skilled, trained physician can have complications. There are less problems if the patient has good health with few to no medical problems. An abortion has fewer risks if performed prior to the first trimester ...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 is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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Bum bleeding after a surgical abortion?

Bum bleeding after a surgical abortion?

Bleeding after abort: Bleeding from the rectal area after an abortion can be worrisome. A trauma during surgery could be a possibility although rare. Please have your physcian examine you to make sure the bleeding its really from the rectal area instead of vaginally. Someties patients can have internal hemorrhoids and the bleeding doesnt have anything to do with the surgery. ...Read more

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How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

Different risks: Medical abortion uses medications to end pregnancy and causes the uterus to shed its lining. Surgical abortion is done by suction to clear the uterus. A detailed list comparing the two can be found at this link: http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/medical_versus_surgical_abortion/. ...Read more

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Anyone had the 'uterine fibroid embolization' procedure done before getting pregnant?

Anyone had the 'uterine fibroid embolization' procedure done before getting pregnant?

Yes: There are many women who have had successful pregnancies after uae. The data is relatively weak, but seems to indicate that fertility after embolization is similar to fertility after multiple myomectomy. A patient needs to discuss the details of her individual situation with her doctors before deciding on a therapy. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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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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Is spotting normal after a surgical abortion?

Normal to bleed: It is entirely normal to have bleeding after an abortion. You may have bleeding for three or four weeks but usually it starts to let up during that time. You will not have normal cyclist until you start to ovulate again on a regular basis which may take a while. Spotting may continue for several months after that. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Safe pregnancy with essure procedure in place?

Safe pregnancy with essure procedure in place?

Yes: Saw a patient with successful essure placement in 1 tube only who voluntarily got pregnant. She carried her pregnancy to term with no complications. ...Read more

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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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Patient virgin has big clitoris.Ob/gyne said:surgery to be done clitoral excision .Can surgery be done 3 days before menstrual period.

Patient virgin has big clitoris.Ob/gyne said:surgery to be done clitoral excision .Can surgery be done 3 days before menstrual period.

Get 2nd opinion: I am not an ob/gyn, but I have not heard of a clitoral excision. It sounds like it could do more harm than good. Wait to have surgery until either you get another opinion or hopefully one of the ob/gyns here will weigh in on this procedure. ...Read more