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May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

Tampon: My instructions after any D&C, no matter what reason are nothing in the vagina for two weeks (no sex, no tampons and no douching). I also suggest no tub bathing for two weeks either. The risk of endometritis from tampon use is high enough to not use them. ...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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Can i get a medical abortion?

Can i get a medical abortion?

Possibly: Depending on where you live and how far pregnant you are a medical abortion may be an option. Check these sites for info: www.Earlyoptionpill.Com or www.Womenonweb.Org. ...Read more

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How to do an abortion medically?

How to do an abortion medically?

See a gyn: You will need to see a gyn who can prescribe the right medications to help you attain this goal. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can you maturbate after a medical abortion?

That depends on how: You plan to masturbate. T is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete ; you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm regretting medical abortion, what to do?

Seek Support: Terminating a pregnancy is often a complicated decision. It's not uncommon for negative thoughts and feelings to follow. One of the best options is to seek support either professionally or with family, friends. Pick the option that feels the safest, so you're more incline to share. ...Read more

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Can I have longterm effects of a medical abortion?

Can I have longterm effects of a medical abortion?

Very rarely: Complications of abortions are very rare - under 2% for abortions less than 12 weeks gestation. Long term complications are even rarer, and complications of medical abortions are rarer still. If there is a complication, the most common one is an infection. ...Read more

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What are some bodily changes after a medical abortion?

Medical abortion: The medications used have no long-term side effects. Bleeding can last up to 4 weeks but it can be as long as 8 weeks. Breast tenderness resolves in 2 weeks. Nausea resolves within 2 days. Period returns 6-8 weeks after taking the medication. The HCG hormone lowers slowly. The pregnancy test should be negative or trace positive within 2 weeks after the abortion. ...Read more

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