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How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

Earlier is safer.: In general, the earlier in pregnancy abortion is done, the safer. Abortions beyond the first trimester (13 weeks) will put a woman at icreased risks. The latest in pregnancy an abortion can be obtained will vary from state to state, and are almost never done beyond 24 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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 late can you have a legal abortion?

How late can you have a legal abortion?

24 weeks: I depends on which state you are in. Some states allow up to 24 weeks. Some states only up to 20 weeks. I recommend you check out your state's department of health website. ...Read more

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How soon after a period can a woman have a chemical pregnancy?

How soon after a period can a woman have a chemical pregnancy?

After pregnant: First one has to have sex around the time of ovulation. Then she can get pregnant and a home pregnancy test can confirm the pregnancy about ten days later. ...Read more

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How soon could someone get pregnant after an abortion? I'm scared to have sex because I've heard your most fertile after having a baby or an abortion.

Soon: Depending on how far along you were, it is possible to ovulate and get pregnant again within a few weeks after an abortion. You can start most almost any contraceptive method the same day as a first trimester abortion, including an IUD. Please see your clinician about starting an effective contraceptive method. Use condoms or abstain until then. ...Read more

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How soon can you get a positive pregnancy if i miscarriaged an had a d&c?

How soon can you get a positive pregnancy if i miscarriaged an had a d&c?

1 month: After a miscarriage, the initial cycle is delayed, even in the setting of a d;c because HCG levels fall slowly. You will probably ovulate about 3-4 weeks after the d;c and your cycle will come two weeks later. You should avoid pregnancy until at least your next normal period occurs. Your doctor should specifically address how long they would like you to wait. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell when a woman is having a miscarriage?

How can a doctor tell when a woman is having a miscarriage?

Varies: When a women who is pregnant has cramping and bleeding, the suspicion is that she may be miscarrying. If an ultrasound shows a non-viable pregnancy, then it becomes almost certain. If there is a viable pregnancy, even with cramping and bleeding - only time will tell if a miscarriage will occur. ...Read more

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How soon can a woman be fertile after having a baby?

How soon can a woman be fertile after having a baby?

Very soon: Some women will ovulate within 4-6 weeks of delivery. This is how we see patients having two babies within the same year! ...Read more

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When is the latest a pregnant woman can get an abortion?

When is the latest a pregnant woman can get an abortion?

Depends on method: Usually first trimester abortions can be safely done up to 14 weeks gestation. Abortions at 16 to 18 weeks are far more complicated. Many states consider a 20+ week pregnancy a"birth event" and abortions are generally not done at that time unless to save a mother in exceptional circumstances. ...Read more

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Can a woman still get pregnant and have an eptopic pregnancy after a partial hystetectomy?

Can a woman still get pregnant and have an eptopic pregnancy after a partial hystetectomy?

Pathway: There must be a pathway for sperm to find and fertilize an egg. If the uterus has been removed then there is not a pathway. ...Read more

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If I had an abortion in June is it safe to get pregnant in September? Can the abortion cause complications for a future pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Safety is always a relative thing. Generally speaking, it should be reasonably safe although you are at a slightly higher risk of a miscarriage. And can abortion cause future problems? Yes, but generally most people are ok. Abortion does have a psychological component as well. Many women suffer from depression later. You are listed as male in the info line, whats the story? ...Read more

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Can a non-pregnant woman's ultrasound who is about to have period be mistaken for a baby?

Can a non-pregnant woman's ultrasound who is about to have period be mistaken for a baby?

No: A woman could be so early in her pregnancy that the ultrasound looks normal, but a non pregnant woman's uterus should never be confused with a viable pregnancy (gestational sac and fetal pole with cardiac activity). ...Read more

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Can you mistake a period for an ectopic pregnancy?

Can you mistake a period for an ectopic pregnancy?

Some commonality: Ectopic is a pregnancy so no period other signs of pregnancy occur- appetite, fullness, breast changes etc for the duration until identified and hopefully treated before rupture. If spontaneous termination can have bleeding and products like a miscarriage all about timing, location and making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy can a woman have sex?

How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy  can a woman have sex?

40-60 days: it really depend how bad the episiotomy is, first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal,and that take up to 30 days ,could be more. second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal,and stop bleeding,and that take anyway between 30-40 days. third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight,to prevent any infection, last ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can doctor determine when doing pelvic if a woman has had an abortion?

No: Unless the abortion was quite recent, tissues in this area are terrific at healing themselves and getting back to normal function. Think about the tissue disruption that is a normal part of pregnancy and delivery and after 2 months or so, everything looks normal. ...Read more

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Can an obgyn tell if a girl has ever had sex?

Can an obgyn tell if a girl has ever had sex?

Can gyn exam tell : It is very difficult to tell by exam, exceot if the hymen is intact, than you can say than she did not have intercourse.But hymen can break withot having sex, so if you dont give that information that you are sexually active, we can not tell.Exceptions are when some one has sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, syphilis, pid etc, than there is no hiding. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a period and still be pregnant?

Can a woman have a period and still  be pregnant?

Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a period but not ovulate?

Can a woman have a period but not ovulate?

Not naturally: With medications yes, but not naturally. A true menstrual period is by definition an event that follows ovulation. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding due to other causes, which can cause confusion, but these are not menstrual periods. It is a safe rule of thumb anyway, that a woman with regular cyclic bleeding is ovulating. ...Read more

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