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Can Abortions 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
What kind of infection post abortion causes infertility? Will a yeast infection after abortion cause infertility?
I had a clinic abortion does the instruments used by the doctors touch our tubes or bother with our eggs? does it cause infertility?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
did abortion by pills within 8 weeks of conciving leads to future infertility in female?
Not unless there : Were serious complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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