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Can A Abortion Cause Infertility
Unlikely: Endometriosis can interfere with ovulation and therefore make getting pregnant more difficult but is unlikely to interfere with preganancy once established. HOWEVER the hormonal increases with pregnancy can make endometriosis symptoms worse. Suggest you consult your OB-GYN physician. ...Read more
Probably not: This idea has been tossed around for a good 15-20 years, but clinical research hasn't given us a certain answer. Pcos certainly doesn't "cause" miscarriage, but there "might" be a slightly higher rate of early loss in pcos women. ...Read more
PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease or infection after abortion may cause scaring in the genital tract the ovaries release eggs that are swept into the fallopian tubes and into the uterus. Inflammation ; scaring of the tubes may cause blockages ; the eggs cannot pass. Severe infections may scar the ovaries preventing egg release ; the endometrium (lining) of uterus preventing implantation of an embryo. ...Read more
It's possible : Chlamydia can scar the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility. With that said, not all women with chlamydia have scarring or have difficulty with getting pregnant. But infertility is a known complication of chlamydia infection. If you think you are infected, see your doctor immediately. There are simple tests and antibiotic treatments for chlamydia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Spermatoceles are not a cause of infertility unless it was so large it pushed the testis up into the groin and that is really rare. More commonly, varicoceles or dilated veins in the scrotum are associated with infertility because they increase the temperature around the testis which decreases sperm production. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Unless you have a complication you should be fine. ...Read more
Not normally unless: You have significant complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue. ...Read more
What kind of infection post abortion causes infertility? Will a yeast infection after abortion cause infertility?
Not likely: If you have chlamydia or gonorrhea undiagnosed recently then it might be a coincidence. endometritis (an infection of the lining of the uterus) is more common. IF you got this diagnosis is the ER, be aware ER's often times use this as a go to diagnosis for pelvic pain. Get a GYN consult regarding this as PID is often times not the correct diagnosis ...Read more
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