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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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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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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...Read more

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Any late term abortion alternatives?

Depends: It all depends on gestational age and the doctor performing the procedure. The higher the gestational age the higher the chance of using a procedure that looks like induction of labor.Up to 23 weeks it can be performed a dilatation and evacuation. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there pregnancy risks to having general anesthesia 2-3 days after potential conception?

Are there pregnancy risks to having general anesthesia 2-3 days after potential conception?

Minimal risk: Anesthesia does pose a risk to your general health, but it is almost miniscule. You do need to notify the MD of a possible pregnancy so that medications can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Does surgery or pregnancy pose additional risks?

Does surgery or pregnancy pose additional risks?

Yes.: Only experts should attempt surgery during pregnancy due to manifold concerns regarding the fetus and mother. Preterm labor is the leading concern, as is infection and bleeding. ...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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Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. ...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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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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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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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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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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