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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

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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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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! ...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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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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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

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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