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What will happen in an abortion?

What will happen in an abortion?

Abortion: Abortion is the early ending of pregnancy. It can be medical, or surgical (after 9 weeks). ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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How long do you have for an abortion to happen?

How long do you have for an abortion to happen?

Varies by state: It varies from state to state: try www.Plannedparenthood.Org as a resource, you should be able to get help with your state's laws there. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens to your body after having an abortion?

What happens to your body after having an abortion?

Cramping, spotting: Those tend to be mild after an abortion. Your uterus shrinks back to it's pre-pregnant size, the HCG pregnancy hormone levels gradually fall to zero, and then your body will begin cycling again. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of abortions what will happen to my body?

If I have a lot of abortions what will happen to my body?

Mulitple abortions: Depends on how many, how they are done and how far along you have been at the time. There is no exact number or kind of abortions associated with long term complications. In general, however, taking control of your life so that you don't need abortions will be better for your mental health. ...Read more

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What if you happen to have a second abortion 5 yrs later?

What if you happen to have a second abortion 5 yrs later?

Better contraception: seems indicated. There is very little risk from abortion in terms of complication rate nor effects on fertility (but you ARE 5 years older and that has significant consequences on fertility). http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/fertility%20calculator.html ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the remains of abortions?

Incineration: There are abortion waste management companies which incinerate the remains. Most states require that the remains be buried or incinerated. ...Read more

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What happens if u have pill abortion and u don't clean after?

What happens if u have pill abortion and u don't clean after?

Generally: If medical abortion is unsuccessful or incomplete, surgical abortion is needed. Which procedure depends on the specifics of the woman's case. ...Read more

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What can happen if iforgot to take my medications after an abortion?

Depends on the meds: If it was medication for pain - there would be no risk to you from forgetting it. If there were some reason your doctor was worried about an infection, and gave you an antibiotic, and you forgot to take, then you could be at increased risk for getting an infection. Medicine to decrease bleeding after an abortion is sometimes given, but if you didn't bleed much anyway - then no harm done. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to women who have had multipe abortions?

Fewer children: This is not a reasonable way to end multiple pregnancies. There are ways to prevent pregnancy and that is preferable. Some circumstances require an abortion to be done but if there are many, then the lifestyle needs examination. If done properly there is no risk to health or future fertility. ...Read more

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What happens if a man spills his seed on the ground is that retroactive abortion?

What happens if a man spills his seed on the ground is that retroactive abortion?

No: All definitions of abortion, even the most extreme, deal only with fertilized eggs and fetal development. Semen by itself cannot produce a human and does not fall under these definitions so this activity is not abortion by any criterion. ...Read more

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

What could happen to a women who has had more than 10 abortions and planning on having another ? Im 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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What happens on a post abortion checkup?

Post abortion check: The physician will make sure your uterus is regressing to its normal size. (will do physical exam) wil probably check hormones levels to make sure they are dropping to zero ( depending on what happened during your pregnancy). Will offer explanations on what caused the pregnancy loss and will probably offer methods of contraception. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't follow thru on a check up after an abortion?

Maybe infertility: The reasons for a check up after an abortion are to make sure that you don't have an infection and that all the pregnancy tissue is gone. If you took your antibiotics, didn't have any significant pain, prolonged bleeding or fever and a urine pregnancy test is negative after 2-3 weeks, you may be ok to skip your follow-up. But make sure you're using birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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When examination can doctors tell if there was abortion that happened years ago?

If you tell us: Is usually the only way. If you had an abortion with complications or have had multiple abortions there may be clues; otherwise, we only know what you tell us. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during the local/general sedation process of an abortion ?

Abortion anesthesia: Local anesthesia involves injecting a numbing medication into the cervix. For abortions performed under local anesthesia, the patient remains awake and aware. General sedation is usually IV medication used to put the patient temporarily asleep so that they are unaware while the procedure is performed. Either way, after anesthesia, the uterus is emptied. ...Read more

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Legal abortion statistics are still high, right. What happens if republicans rule?

Mixed outcome: Abortion is gradually dropping because of fewer service providers and lagging demand. The GOP panders to its evangelical subset who oppose any aspect of what they consider abortion. However this issue is a great vote and money gainer. The republicans controlled both house, Senate and presidency during the Bush years and did not pass a single abortion bill. They value the votes and money more. ...Read more

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What will happen if i didn't take another pill for abortion, i will never get pregnant?

Pregnancy/abortion: There are different medication to terminate a pregnancy. Also there are medication to inhibit ovulation that is not considered an abortion pill, because in reality it is not. Patient sometimes confuse the two. After a medical termination of pregnancy, your chances are the same depeding on your age and fertility potential. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you're too far along for an abortion but you go to a clinic?

I wish I knew: This is an it depends question. I assume you mean over 20 weeks. There are doctors in some states that seem to believe you are never too far along. God willing, an ethical clinic will help you find prenatal care, counseling, possibly an adoption agency. I refer pregnant women who want an abortion to the yellow pages, those that want help to agencies that can provide it. ...Read more