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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...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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How can doctors tell if you have had an abortion?

How can doctors tell if you have had an abortion?

If you tell us: Is usually the only way. If you had an abortion with complications or have had multiple abortions there may be clues; otherwise, we only know what you tell us. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell or find out if you have had an abortion. Plz suggest mam. i was aborted when i was 22 and now im gonna marry a doc. will he find it ?

Can a doctor tell or find out if you have had an abortion. Plz suggest mam. i was aborted when i was 22 and now im gonna marry a doc. will he find it ?

He will find: out if you tell him. Otherwise, there is no way for him to know. Are you sure you don't want to be honest about it with your future husband? ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will my doctor tell that I have had an abortion?!

No: An abortion, especially in the first trimester leaves no tell-tale signs. No one can tell if you have had an abortion. ...Read more

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What should I do about prior abortion: tell or not tell the doctor?

What should I do about prior abortion: tell or not tell the doctor?

Open communication: It is important for the patient-doctor relationship to have open communication and honesty. When an obgyn asked about pregnancy history it is for a very good reason. That is the way we (obs) know if you are at higher risk for any conditions, offer different screening exams, etc. Keeping information from your provider may compromise your own care. Have an open discussion. It's all confidential. ...Read more

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Abortion done 5 yrs ago,shud i tell d doc about this or she will know herself on examining?

Abortion done 5 yrs ago,shud i tell d doc about this or she will know herself on examining?

Tell doctor.: You should always tell your doctors everything about your medical history. Not everything will be readily apparent. ...Read more

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I had an abortion almost 3 years ago with surical process.now i repair my hymen.can a doctor tell that i was peragnent or had an abortion.

Why do you ask?: To reveal to anyone else that you had been pregnant, against your wishes, would in the US be a grave violation of a physician's code of ethics. If you are in an country where a physician may be asked to "certify your virginity", you have my profound sympathy, and I hope that your question alerts my peers in the US to wrongs done to women in such places. I hope things work for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are doctors/ nurses affected by abortion?

Polar opposites: Those who oppose abortion are offended and upset by abortions. Those who have sympathy for the woman and do not have moral proscriptions against this procedure, can be sympathetic and are unaffected. Most in this category do not advocate abortion but consider it a personal choice. ...Read more

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When examination can doctors tell if there was abortion that happened years ago?

If you tell us: Is usually the only way. If you had an abortion with complications or have had multiple abortions there may be clues; otherwise, we only know what you tell us. ...Read more

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Do i have to tell my doctor i had an abortion? He was judgmental in last appt have to cancel next since im no longer pregnate..

Great Question: Nope. Not at all. It is none of his business. And please use this opportunity to find a physician you can feel comfortable with; one that treats you as a partner in your health care and one that you feel you could tell everything to. Primary care medicine is about building a lasting relationship that survives years. ...Read more

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I told my ob that i had an induced abortion. Are doctors allowed to tell it to my healthcare insurance? she did. And i felt humiliated.

I told my ob that i had an induced abortion. Are doctors allowed to tell it to my healthcare insurance? she did. And i felt humiliated.

Unfortunately yes: Doctors are obliged to document all pertinent medical history in your chart, because it's relevant. Unfortunately Insurance companies have the right to have access to your chart whenever they want. So Doctors do not have choice, unless you sign a letter with your Doctors office telling not to give any information to your Insurance and you are legally responsible for the consequences . ...Read more

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Hi doctor, i drank an abortion pill, and started to bleed, i did another test afterwards and it still shows positive, please tell me why?

Half-life of HCG: After an abortion, the HCG levels start to fall. The half-life of HCG is 24-36 hours, so every 24-36 hours the level of HCG in your blood drops by 50%. Pregnancy tests vary in sensitivity to hcg, ranging from 10-100 miu/ml and the level of HCG also varies in pregnancy-e.g., 5 week pregnancy HCG could be 2500-6500. Thus, it may take a few weeks for the pregnancy test to become negative. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell you had a medical abortion after 4 to 5 days by doing blood test? how long does mifepristone and misoprostone stays in your blood?

Maybe: Are you asking if a doctor can tell whether the medical abortion was successful? Yes. Would want to see ultrasound evidence that pregnancy is gone. Also can and should follow pregnancy tests to make sure the HCG level goes to zero. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe for 17yr old 2 take abortion pill.Its been only 17days. If yes, please tell the procedure and if she needs 2 consult a doctor b4 taking them?

.: Certainly need to consult a physician as soon as possible. Do not take any abortion medications without medical advise. You can check with your local health center or women's health center. As soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if abortion doctors go home at the end of the day with a sense of job satisfaction?

I can't speak for: them. My guess would be that if it saves the life of the mother that is may be gratifying. I would think it could be very anxiety provoking for any physicians who work in abortion clinics if they receive threats or other forms of intimidation. ...Read more

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Will my doctor know if I had a surgical abortion? I don't want him to know because he will tell my parents .

No: You have the right to have your medical info to yourself and your doctor.you can sue him/her if she/he discloses info without your consent. ...Read more

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