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

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

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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Is it possible for you to become infertile after one abortion and one missed miscarriage?

Is it possible for you to become infertile after one abortion and one missed miscarriage?

In theory 'yes': But generally one uncomplicated abortion does not cause fertility problems. A thorough evaluation with a specialist is the only route to answering this question for you, but in most cases 'no.'. ...Read more

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Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Usually not/no: Multiple abortions usually will not result in infertility. If you get a pelvic infection due to an abortion, that could cause scarring and infertility. Also, if you have many abortions, the cervix may become looser and you may be more apt to have a pregnancy loss, but that's different from infertility. Yeast infections don't cause infertility. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion and coil fitted immediately. I had the coil removed 8 months after. I'm trying to conceive no joy. Could I be infertile?

I had a surgical abortion and coil fitted immediately. I had the coil removed 8 months after. I'm trying to conceive no joy. Could I be infertile?

Too little data: In order to answer your question I would need to know for how long you have tried to conceive after removal of the coil, and whether the partner is the same. You may want to consider an online consult. ...Read more

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I've had an abortion and then a LEEP 8 years ago. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 3 months. Am I infertile?

I've had an abortion and then a LEEP 8 years ago. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 3 months. Am I infertile?

No.: Of 100 healthy couples trying to get pregnant, half are pregnant by 6 months, 75% by 9 mos, and 85% by one year, which means 15% of healthy couples will take more than a year to conceive. We don't usually recommend testing before the year unless there are obvious risk factors. An uncomplicated termination or a LEEP shouldn't affect getting pregnant, but get preconception info from OB. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pregnant 3x one child, 1 abortion & 1 miscarriage. I had cryotherapy due to abnormal cells. I haven't been pregnant in 14yrs am I infertile?

See below: Discuss with your ob doctor. You can determine with various tests if you are ovulating. I understand the abortion, but what caused the miscarriage? Your doctor should be able to guide you.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 kids born 13&15 yrs old. 1 abortion year 06 2 miscarriages yr 06 & 13, I had ultrasound of cervix twice told everything look well. Infertile?

2 kids born 13&15 yrs old. 1 abortion year 06 2 miscarriages yr 06 & 13, I had ultrasound of cervix twice told everything look well. Infertile?

No...: Infertility is defined by someone who is unable to conceive. You have been pregnant so infertility does not sound like it is a problem that you have. Miscarriages are emotionally difficult; however, know that they are very common and most women that have a miscarriage are ultimately able to have a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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2 days after abortion back to hospital as had flu symptoms which resulted in a second operation to remove a tiny fragment left. Am I infertile now?

2 days after abortion back to hospital as had flu symptoms which resulted in a second operation to remove a tiny fragment left. Am I infertile now?

Probably not: There's always a risk of scar tissue formation after an abortion but the risk is very low. Follow up with your doc and be sure to follow through with all post op instructions. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for 2 months after coil removal and surgical abortion 8 months prior. Could I be infertile as a result of abortion and coil insert?

Trying to conceive for 2 months after coil removal and surgical abortion 8 months prior. Could I be infertile as a result of abortion and coil insert?

Patience: Many things are possible in life, but 2 months is too short of a time to think about infertility. If there is a good reason to suspect fertility problems, one should start asking one's Ob-Gyn doctor after 6 months of regular sex between a happy, relaxed wife and her happy, relaxed husband. If there is no reason to suspect infertility at all, then one can give it 9-12 months before worrying. ...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

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