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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Does medical abortion cause infertility? I am trying to get pregnant after an abortion 5 months ago and no results. I have really irregular periods

Does medical abortion cause infertility? I am trying to get pregnant after an abortion 5 months ago and no results. I have really irregular periods

Rarely a problem: Most abortions (medical or surgical) don't cause future fertility problems, but if you have some pregnancy tissue left behind or an infection afterwards it can cause scarring inside your uterus (asherman's syndrome). A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test will check for this as well as checking that your tubes are open. You should get checked to find out why you're irregular by a rei physician.

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Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Not usually: Medical abortion can cause infertility only if there is an infection of the uterus at the time of the abortion. A pelvic infection associated with a pregnancy can cause scarring of both the uterine lining and of the fallopian tubes.

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Does abortion cause infertility?

Does abortion cause infertility?

Rarely: Abortion will only cause infertility if there are complications like bleeding, infection or retained tissue. Those can cause scarring.

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Does abortion causes infertility?

Does abortion causes infertility?

Absolutely NO: The idea that suction abortion causes uterine scarring has long been found to be false. Uterine scarring has happeded in postpartum (after delivery) curretting especially in the presence of infection. Should a patient have a pre-existing bacterial infection does increase concern but all patients are pre-treated with antibiotics prior to surgery minimizing infection to nearly zero.

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Will an uncomplicated abortion cause future infertility?

Will an uncomplicated abortion cause future infertility?

No: Hi. No, it won't compromise your ability to have a baby if/when the time is right. Try to use reliable contraception so you don't need to abort, but don't worry about future fertility. Good luck!

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Does it cause infertility to take plan b after an abortion?

No: Plan B has a transient effect on the system and leaves no long lasting residual.Abortion, depending on technique and or complications would have a greater potential to effect reproduction, but for most does not.

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Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Not likely: While there have been some reports linking D&C to incompetent cervix, an uncomplicated abortion shouldn't impact fertility.

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Can a treated infection after abortion cause infertility?

Can a treated infection after abortion cause infertility?

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.

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Will two D&C cause me to have scar tissue leading to becoming infertile? I made poor chocises where I had two abortions after my son I'm so worried!

Will two D&C cause me to have scar tissue leading to becoming infertile? I made poor chocises where I had two abortions after my son I'm so worried!

Unlikely: D&C may cause scar tissue in the uterine cavity and may cause the cavity to 'stick' together. If this happens then you most likely will not have a period after the D&C and you may need surgery to separate the cavity. If you are seeing your period then scar is unlikely to affect your fertility.

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I had an medical abortion 2 weeks ago and I'm gettin pains in my vagina and gettin brown discharge what is this and can it make me infertile?

I had an medical abortion 2 weeks ago and I'm gettin pains in my vagina and gettin brown discharge what is this and can it make me infertile?

Post Procedure D/C: A brown discharge and some pain right after an instrument procedure is not uncommon, and is the body's way of cleaning out the debrided tissues. Normally, these should subside in a week or so. If the symptoms continue much longer, it would be prudent to consult your gynecologist. Make an appointment sooner if you develop a fever or the discharge becomes heavier.

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I dd abortion can dis make me infertile?

Usually not: If the procedure was done correctly and appropriately. Check w/your doctor.

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Does having an abortion make you infertile?

Does having an abortion make you infertile?

Not likely: One uncomplicated abortion, especially in first trimester, is not usually a fertility concern. You can be evaluated by an obg or fertility doc for possible complications. Good luck!

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Can someone becomes infertile after an abortion?

Can someone becomes infertile after an abortion?

Possible, not likely: It obviously depends on any complications, such as endometritis, salpingitis, endometrial scarring (asherman syndrome) during or after the abortion - in general it is not common for women to become infertile after an abortion, although it is not unheard of.

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Abortion did abortion by pills within 8 weeks of conciving leads to future infertility in female?

No: By "the abortion pill", I am assuming you are referring to ru486 or mifepristone. It only affects the developing pregnancy, not the anatomy or mechanisms that lead to pregnancy.

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Diagnosed with PID after an abortion, does this make my risk of infertility any greater?

Diagnosed with PID after an abortion, does this make my risk of infertility any greater?

Might: Pid increases the risk of infertility, but with toda treatment, I would be less worried even compared to 10 years ago.

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 any pregnancy. ...Read more