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Is having an abortion painful?

Is having an abortion painful?

Depends : For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used. If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Is having an emergency tracheotomy painful?

Is having an emergency tracheotomy painful?

Somewhat at first: Like anything it can be initially but with time and good care, keeping it free from infection, it will heal and not hurt at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have IUD removal during a non-gyn emergency?

Is it possible to have IUD removal during a non-gyn emergency?

No: EM physicians will not generally do elective procedures like IUD removal in the ED. There are just too many patients and too many unknowns in the waiting room coming in via EMS to do something like that. However, if you go to a small ED at a time when there are few patients, the doc MAY do it for you, but I wouldn't plan on it. ...Read more

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Is getting a vaccination painful?

Is getting a vaccination painful?

I'm confused.: Says here you're 45 and you live in Palo Alto which is not exactly a Third World area. Haven't YOU ever had a vaccination? If not, why not? ...Read more

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Getting HSG done. Never had any surgery or mc. Is there chance my tube is still blocked? Is it painful? I'm really susceptible to pain! please advise!

Getting HSG done. Never had any surgery or mc. Is there chance my tube is still blocked? Is it painful? I'm really susceptible to pain! please advise!

Yes: The reason for doing the test is to make sure that your tube is not blocked. The test can be uncomfortable, so i would take ibuprofen/alleve an hour before (as long as you don't have an allergy). You may also get antibiotics to take afterward depending on the test results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an IUD after having two uterine ruptures?

Is it safe to get an IUD after having two uterine ruptures?

IUD: safety ?: IUD's ae not as good at pregnancy prevention as oral contraception. If pregnancy occurs, a third rupture of the uterus is possible, so using a better birth control method is safer. The IUD also does not prevent pregnancies in the tube (outside the uterus), so in this case, oral contraceptives are recommended, or tubal ligation if pregnancy is not desired at all. ...Read more

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Im scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Is it a painful procedure?

Im scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Is it a painful procedure?

Varies: Vaginal hysterectomy is generally much less painful than an abdominal hysterectomy because there is no incision in the abdomen. Most of the pain from surgery comes from the skin incisions, with a vaginal surgery the only incision is at the top of the vagina and there are few pain receptors locted there - hence much less pain. ...Read more

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Had an IUD for 2 years painful cramping. Painful sex could it be pid?

Had an IUD for 2 years painful cramping. Painful sex could it be pid?

Possible: Always good to rule that out, especially if you still have the IUD in place. See your doctor for evaluation. There may be other treatable reasons for the pain, try Ibuprofen in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is it risky to get pregnant a month after an abortion?

Is it risky to get pregnant a month after an abortion?

See your MD: There is no best time. It is good to take the time to heal emotionally but generally one normal cycle is enough however. Testing to find out the cause of the pregnancy loss can be done during the next month or two after the loss. Talk to your md about testing get the support and treatment you may need before the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get an IUD if you have a curved or tilted uterus? How painful is it?

Not dangerous: Its not dangerous to get an IUD if you have a tilted uterus. When the IUD goes it, it cramps like a bad period for a few minutes but isn't screaming pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

No: A medical or surgical abortion is a common, legal, and medically safe procedure. It does not cause infertility, breast cancer, psychiatric problems, or other medical problems. If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, you should see your doctor. There are many possible causes. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is an IUD like having constant abortions?

Can you answer, is an IUD like having constant abortions?

No.: The major way the iud works is not through aborting conceived fetuses. They both work primarily by thickening the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from fertilizing eggs. The copper iud has more of a possibility of causing abortion of a conceptus (fertilized egg) than does the progestin iud. But they are not primarily abortifacients. ...Read more

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If i get an appendectomy, is remaining awake a possibility?

If i get an appendectomy, is remaining awake a possibility?

Yes: Deep anesthesia is not needed. All that is required is that the area by pain free so that the appendix can easily be removed. This would probably be done by laparoscopic surgery with the anesthesiologist using a caudal anesthetic, similar to a spinal, where an anesthetic agent is given by needle to the tissue around the spinal cord numbing the lower belly wall. ...Read more

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Is there extreme regret after having an abortion?

Is there extreme regret after having an abortion?

Regret can occur: After any decision a person makes. Decisions that are irreversible may produce stronger regret when regret occurs. If the decision to have an abortion was made with careful rational thought, free from pressure & coercion, it will less likely be regretted. The abortion decision occurs in the time-pressured circumstance of advancing pregnancy. Thinking it through before pregnancy is helpful. ...Read more

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Is having an electrocardiogram painful?

Is having an electrocardiogram painful?

No: It may be a little uncomfortable when the electrode pads are removed, since they are secured with a mild adhesive. ...Read more

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