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Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Depends: If prescribed and suppervised by a trained medical practitioner, the risks are minimal. The risks increase in other circumstances. ...Read more

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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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...Read more

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Can STDs cause infertility?

Yes!: Yes, many stds can cause serious pelvic and genital inflammation and scarring that may ultimately lead to infertility. Others, like hpv, may necessitate the removal of parts of your anatomy making pregnancy impossible. ...Read more

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Can salmonella cause infertility for women?

Can salmonella cause infertility for women?

Salmomella: Salmonella is an acute infection of the gastrointestinal tract that causes severe diarrhea. It is not known to cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis cause infertility?

Yes: Complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk of infertility. ...Read more

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Can having chlamydia cause permanent infertility?

Can having chlamydia cause permanent infertility?

Chlamydia/fertility: If the woman has tubal damage then the couples needs to resort to ivf. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycut cause infertility?

Can hydroxycut cause infertility?

None known: There is no association known between using hydroxycut and infertility. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Not typically: A spermatocele is a dilation of the an epididymal tubule. However, any attempt to remove a spermatocele may result in obstruction of the epididymis. ...Read more

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Can hematospermia cause infertility?

Can hematospermia cause infertility?

Probably not: As usual , it depends on the cause but a little bloody sperm is usually not a symptom of infertility. ...Read more

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Does abortion cause infertility?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I had a clinic abortion does the instruments used by the doctors touch our tubes or bother with our eggs? does it cause infertility?

D and C: Most surgical abortions are done using a technique called and D and C. Only the inside cavity of the uterus is touched. The tubes, ovaries and eggs are not touched. Fertility is not affected in an uncomplicated case. ...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. ...Read more

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Does surgical abortion cause blockage of the Fallopian tubes? Are the tubes or ovaries bothered with the procedure? Does it cause infertility?

Surgical abortion: A surgical abortion in the absence of infection, does not have a negative effect on tubal function, and "infertility" does not generally result from this procedure. Pelvic infections can cause scarring and such can either partially or completely block fallopian tubes. Ovarian function is not affected by a surgical abortion. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have an abortion 5 months ago with no complication trying to get pregnant ever since but no results.. Did i became infertile? What's wrong with me?

I have an abortion 5 months ago with no complication trying to get pregnant ever since but no results.. Did i became infertile? What's wrong with me?

See a doctor: An abortion without complications should not cause infertility, but if you are concerned, please see your gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist (rei) for advice and possible evaluation and treatment. At less than 35 years of age it can be normal to take up to a year to conceive. So 5 months without conception is normal. Best of luck! ...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