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Can You Still Have Children After An Abortion
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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