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Can you have children after a surgical abortion? I want to know if my girlfriend can still have children after she had a surgical abortion when she was 18. She is now 19 about to be 20.

Can you have children after a surgical abortion? I want to know if my girlfriend can still have children after she had a surgical abortion when she was 18. She is now 19 about to be 20.

Yes: Decades ago I served overseas as a pediatrician in a country where the pill had not caught on. It was not uncommon for a local woman to have 2-3 in her lifetime and go on to have a regular family. As long as the termination did not injure any working parts, they should work fine in the future. ...Read more

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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


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Am I still able to have children @ 25yrs old? I have had one abortion at the age of 22 and now I am ready to have a family n me n my husband have been tryin for 2yrs and nothing. I got off the patch (birth control) 6yrs ago n still nothin. I've tried chang

Am I still able to have children @ 25yrs old? I have had one abortion at the age of 22 and now I am ready to have a family n me n my husband have been tryin for 2yrs and nothing. I got off the patch (birth control) 6yrs ago n still nothin. I've tried chang

People: People have children well into their 40's now. It is concerning that you have been unsuccessful getting pregnant if you have been trying for 2 years. I suggest that you get evaluated by a gynecologist to make sure that everything is ok. Your husband should probably also have a sperm count. In vitro fertilization is far far down the road if necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is my pt still positive after abortion?

Why is my pt still positive after abortion?

How long after?: It is normal after abortion or pregnancy loss to have HCG in the blood for several days up to several weeks afterward. The higher it started the longer generally for it to come down. Unfortunately some abortions, like miscarriages, are also incomplete. This is something to talk with your real live doctor about. ...Read more

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Can you still take the abortion pill at 3 weeks?

Can you still take the abortion pill at 3 weeks?

No: If you are referring to Plan B it is used to keep a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. That happens within about 10 days of ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you still have kids after you get two abortions?

Yes: Provided that you have had no complications from the abortions or pelvic infections since the abortions. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could sex still feel good after my abortion?

Thoughts? Could sex still feel good after my abortion?

Should do: Important that you don't have feelings of guilt. Am sure you have weighed up all the consequences & your age suggests that you have. Might benefit from some counselling or couple of visits to a psychiatrist in case of guilt feelings. Otherwise sex should be just as pleasant as it was, once you have recovered from the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a abortion at 13 will this stop me from having children?

I had a abortion at 13 will this stop me from having children?

Probably not: Most women don't have long-term effects on their fertility from past abortions. Surgical abortion (d&c), tissue left behind after an abortion, or infection after abortion can cause scar tissue inside the uterus (asherman's syndrome), but this is rare. Get checked out if you try to have kids without success in the future, but don't worry about it if you haven't started trying yet. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an abortion and the test to still read positive?

Yes: The pregnancy test could take a couple weeks to become negative after the end of a pregnancy. If it stays positive for more than 3 or 4 weeks there may be a problem and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible you won't be able to have children after just one abortion?

Is it possible you won't be able to have children after just one abortion?

Maybe, maybe not: This really depends on the type of termination and the reaction of your body to the procedure. I am aware of one industrialized country I traveled to years ago that use terminations as their main form of birth control, even after the pill was readily available. Most went on to have kids later. ...Read more

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I have chosen to take the abortion pill. I still show positive 3 weeks later why?

Consult doctor: Please consult your doctor as soon as you can. The information you provided is inconsistent and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 6 years ago can that effect my chances of having children in the future?

Depends.: There are many causes for inability to have babies. If the Abortion was spontaneous, one may have to look into medical causes. If it was a medically performed termination, the risks for the future are low. You should do well in that case. ...Read more

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I need home abortion if there's a way, because I can't get the medicine! I'm still in my 6 weeks?

I need home abortion if there's a way, because I can't get the medicine! I'm still in my 6 weeks?

Doctor can evaluate: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more

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I know they were illegal during the 50's, but are abortions still undergone today in all countries?

Yes: Many countries outlaw abortion. Women still have them even when they are outlawed, they are just more likely to die from an illegal abortion. Abortion rates, in fact, can be higher in countries where they are illegal because women typically don't have good access to birth control in those countries. ...Read more

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Hi I wanna know if you have early abortion by taking pills to end it is it still shown in your previous medical?

Hi I wanna know if you have early abortion by taking pills to end it is it still shown in your previous medical?

Not sure: No test or exam to determine if you had abortion by pill. If you got prescription for this it would be in your medical records ...Read more

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What could happen to a women who has had more than 10 abortions and planning on having another? I'm 32 with 3 living children

What could happen to a women who has had more than 10 abortions and planning on having another? I'm 32 with 3 living children

Not the right "? ".: The question is why you are getting pregnant\ and using abortion as the way out of unwanted pregnancy? Why not use an iud? There are many other options. Use one, please. I cannot believe that the worst effect is on psychological health! ...Read more

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Hi, im almost 3months since I had the abortion and I still don't feel ok, I want to quit work and move to other country. Is it normal? Should I move?

Depression????: It is pretty normal to feel depression after an abortion. Moving to another country won't make it better. You need to talk to a counselor and get help, maybe even medication. You can feel better, you just need help and there are lots of people to help, even help lines! ...Read more

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I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

No: If you had surgical (d;c) abortion the pregnancy was missed. If you used Cytotec (misoprostol) to induce termination it was unsuccessful. If there is a heart beat at 7 weeks and 4 days either the first heartbeat was missed or a new pregnancy was conceived. The abortion unfortunately was unsuccessful. Contact your doctor. ...Read more