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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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Cramping pain and some bloating lower left an right side 3 months after abortion procedure what could it be please?

Cramping pain and some bloating lower left an right side 3 months after abortion procedure what could it be please?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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12 week vacuum abortion procedure done a week ago, will obgyn be able to detect on ultrasound or will it look like a miscarriage?

12 week vacuum abortion procedure done a week ago, will obgyn be able to detect on ultrasound or will it look like a miscarriage?

Like a miscarriage: As long as the abortion was performed correctly, the only thing visible on sonogram now should be some leftover blood clots (similar to a recent miscarriage). Your uterus will still be enlarged compared to a non-pregnant uterus. And there will still be pregnancy hormone (HCG) in your blood. Honestly, your OB/Gyn will not judge you for having an abortion if that's what you're worried about. ...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?

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?

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