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What the d&e abortion procedure?

What the d&e abortion procedure?

Dilation/Evacuation: The uterus is emptied via dilation of the cervix and evacuation of its' contents with scraping of the endometrium and/or a suction machine. ...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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Could I drive after my abortion procedure?

Could I drive after my abortion procedure?

Probably not.: Any manipulation of the cervix or mouth of your womb can lead to fainting in susceptible people. It can be a delayed reaction. You don't want to endanger yourself, nor others on the road. Be safe. ...Read more

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Can I use vagisil within 24 hours of an abortion? Procedure was about 10 hours ago, but using sanitary napkins always make me itchy.

Can I use vagisil within 24 hours of an abortion? Procedure was about 10 hours ago, but using sanitary napkins always make me itchy.

Vagisil: I would recommend you not use that, and certainly not until the bleeding from your procedure has stopped. You could increase your risk of infection. Could you be somewhat allergic to the the pads you are using? You could try a hypoallergenic pad. ...Read more

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Can the abortion procedure; both medical and surgical have anything to do with weight gain or weight loss?

Can the abortion procedure; both medical and surgical have anything to do with weight gain or weight loss?

Should not: The procedures don't cause weight changes, being pregnant may have been the cause of the weight gain (or loss, if the patient had bad nausea and wasn't eating). ...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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What's the procedure of abortion at 4 weeks?

Medicine or surgery: You have a choice of medication abortion or vacuum aspiration procedure. With meds you get to have a miscarriage at home which most patients find acceptable since it feels like a heavy period. ...Read more

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Until how long can an abortion pill be taken? Without having to the the physical procedure done?

Until how long can an abortion pill be taken? Without having to the the physical procedure done?

Depends : Some medical providers will use the date of 63 days after last menstrual period. Here's a great link http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/medical_abortion.html ...Read more

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I am planning on taking the abortion pill on saturday and i an concerned that my iron levels. At what level is it unsafe to have this procedure?

Hemoglobin: Your hemoglobin level is more important than iron level. If you are not anemic it would be safe to take the pill. Being a woman of reproductive age, it would be desirable for you to take oral iron supplements. ...Read more

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Is it alright to have to proceed with your rhinoplasty procedure 2 weeks after abortion?

Is it alright to have to proceed with your rhinoplasty procedure 2 weeks after abortion?

Not a problem: As long as the abortion was uncomplicated and you have no other health problems, especially no bleeding problems, then you can proceed with the rhinoplasty. ...Read more