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Does Having An Abortion Affect Fertility
Me and my boyfriend don't use condoms and I have only got pregnant once which was nearly a year ago and had an abortion will this affect my fertility?
Being a Woman: I am hoping that you are serious and aware that risking unwanted pregnancy is shocking to most of the world. There are so many unwanted children in the world that it burdens all of us who know how easy it is to prevent. If you are truly trying to conceive and have not been able to conceive it is very much unlikely that the abortion is the cause. But, true infertility needs to be tested for. ...Read more
Rarely ...: Most women don't have long-term effects on their fertility from past abortions. Women who have had a pregnancy in the uterus before may be more fertile than those who haven't. Surgical abortion (D&C) or infection after abortion can cause scar tissue inside the uterus (asherman's) - this is rare - a hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test will look for this. If abortion was years ago age may be a factor too. ...Read more
The prositinor was taken a day or two right after abortion and about 2 - 3 weeks after abortion. Does this decrease your fertility?
Impossible: That question is impossible to answer without the specific surgical history and an examination. ...Read more
Safe: All abortions are incredibly safe procedures ... In fact, they are safer than child birth. Usually they do not cause any fertility issues. That said, without knowing more about your case - it's impossible to say for sure. I'd talk to your gynecologist and perhaps suggest an ultrasound to rule out any tissue which may be causing an issue. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I had an infection that was very imflamed after a vacuum aspiration abortion. I treated it immediately. Could i still have problems with fertility?
Possibly: Pregnancy related procedures (d&c, cesarean section) all can affect the uterine lining. Endometrial infection may also. Asherman's syndrome may develop in these cases where adhesions form inside the uterine cavity & limit implantation of future pregnancies. The hallmark is very light periods and infertility with a history such as the above. Diagnosis is made with a dye test in radiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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