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Better to wait: Until you've had an ultrasound done that confirms that the abortion was completed and that the uterus is empty, then you should probably wait. If there are still products inside or if you're still going to bleed then your cervix may be open and be prone to infection. Best to wait until you complete your follow up. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Because the effects of these herbals are not fully understood, you would be best to wait a week before having any elective procedure to allow any effects to clear from your system. ...Read more
I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke 5 months ago and just found out i'm pregnant. Is surgical abortion safe for a stroke survivor?
Might be.: This all comes down to a question of risks vs. benefits. If you're a stroke survivor, your risk of recurrent stroke increases MUCH higher with pregnancy than it will with abortion and abortion likely ends your risk much earlier. No matter what the cause of stroke, pregnancy is more dangerous if you aren't prepared for it or desire it. If you have an abortion though, please go to a hospital for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Provider Dependent: If you have access to a well-trained provider, abortion is almost universally more safe than carrying a pregnancy that is both unplanned and unwanted. Your risk goes up once you reach the 2nd trimester, but that doesn't mean that it's unsafe. Get care early. Contact me personally if you need further support. ...Read more
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