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Doctor insights on: Do You Gain Weight After An Abortion

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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


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Will I gain weight after a surgical abortion?

Will I gain weight after a surgical abortion?

Only if...: Only if a woman eats and drinks more calories than she uses up each day, will she gain weight. If she uses up more calories than she takes in each day, she will lose weight. This is true, regardless of whether or not she has an abortion. ...Read more

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Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term effects on hormone status and weight gain. Sometimes, there is "post-abortion depression" which can lead to weight gain. Otherwise, it is wise to check with your gynecologist for thyroid and hormone levels. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 1 week ago but the next day I went back to the gym doing 1 hr cardio as an daily routine but I constantly gaining weight.

I had a surgical abortion 1 week ago but the next day I went back to the gym doing 1 hr cardio as an daily routine but I constantly gaining weight.

Wt: Typically; weight gain is associated with calorie intake especially carbohydrate intake------if calorie intake is greater than calories burned = weight gain unless you have some endocrine dysfunction such as diabetes, hypothyroidism etc---then weight gain is a more complicated entity ---which you should see your doctor about ...Read more

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I had a abortion in year 2012 by pills after that I gained weight especially on my upper and lower belly, is it because of abortion? What I should do?

I had a abortion in year 2012 by pills after that I gained weight especially on my upper and lower belly, is it because of abortion? What I should do?

See nutritionist: The abortion should not cause you to gain weight. Sometimes there can be underlying psychological consequences with this type of occurrence, and you may be eating more without even knowing it as a stress release. Se a dr. And get some good counseling including nutritional input. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Had abortion 6wks ago at 8 wks pregnant, bled heavily for 4 days, lightly for 3 wks with brown after, now weight gain, hunger could still be pregnant?

Had abortion 6wks ago at 8 wks pregnant, bled heavily for 4 days, lightly for 3 wks with brown after, now weight gain, hunger could still be pregnant?

Not necessarily: None of the described symptoms are suggestive of pregnancy. Hormonal changes are more plausible. Wait and see what happens in the next few weeks/months. ...Read more

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Can the abortion procedure; both medical and surgical have anything to do with weight gain or weight loss?

Can the abortion procedure; both medical and surgical have anything to do with weight gain or weight loss?

Should not: The procedures don't cause weight changes, being pregnant may have been the cause of the weight gain (or loss, if the patient had bad nausea and wasn't eating). ...Read more

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What would be causing bloating w/no weight gain and movement I can see and feel 4mnths after a surgical abortion? Had regular cycles & negative tests

What would be causing bloating w/no weight gain and movement I can see and feel 4mnths after a surgical abortion? Had regular cycles & negative tests

Bloating s/p abortio: You have a procedure, so there is always a healing phase, the body usually takes 3-6 months post procedure to heal. That being said would check thyroid, food intolerances, possibly for reflux/gastritis H pylori. If all negative discuss sonogram with doctor just to rule out a concomitant ovarian/ uterine/gallbladder abnormality. ...Read more

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When will I start my period after removing the implanon? I had the implanon inserted on october 27 2011 right after having an abortion I spotted for 3 months straight. I wasn't satisfy with it since I gained weight I removed it on april 6 2012 that was a

When will I start my period after removing the implanon? I had the implanon inserted on october 27 2011 right after having an abortion I spotted for 3 months straight. I wasn't satisfy with it since I gained weight I removed it on april 6 2012 that was a

If: If you started the active birth control pills right after having the Implanon removed, you should get your period when you start taking the placebo (sugar pills) to have your period - 3 weeks after starting the birth control pills.

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Significant weight gain two weeks after taking misoprostol for medical abortion. What is the reason? Was 4 weeks pregnant before medical abortion.

Significant weight gain two weeks after taking misoprostol for medical abortion. What is the reason? Was 4 weeks pregnant before medical abortion.

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had an abortion on aug 21/14 when I found out I had a placenta previa (4 months pregnant) & I went straight to birth control. Then I gained weight (20 pounds). I stopped birth control on oct 29/14. I had 2 periods in nov, then my period started on dec 2

I had an abortion on aug 21/14 when I found out I had a placenta previa (4 months pregnant) & I went straight to birth control. Then I gained weight (20 pounds). I stopped birth control on oct 29/14. I had 2 periods in nov, then my period started on dec 2

Please see GYN!: With the history that you provided, it is apparent that you need experienced evaluation by a Gynecologist to determine the reasons of irregular menstrual periods.

I strongly urge you to obtain evaluation by your local GYN Specialist. ...Read more

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What is the effect of abortion on weight?

Almost no change: Depending on what trimester the abortion is done, you may have gained some weight. Immediate lost of increased pregnancy blood volume and fetal weight will be small. Sometimes the increase in hormones may cause water retention and you may also notice a small loss. Overall, your weight change will probably be small. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to loose my normal weight after doing abortion?

Weight loss: The abortion procedure (medical or surgical) will not produce weight loss for patients less than 12 weeks gestation. For procedures greater than that gestation there is a weight loss of 4 to 5 lbs. Of fluid. If obesity was present at the time of pregnancy, then a diet and exercise program can be initiated after the abortion procedure check up at 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Loosing weight after abortion. Is it normal??

Yes: Hormones are returning back to their baseline. ...Read more