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How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

How do a medical abortion & surgical abortion differ?

Different risks: Medical abortion uses medications to end pregnancy and causes the uterus to shed its lining. Surgical abortion is done by suction to clear the uterus. A detailed list comparing the two can be found at this link: http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/medical_versus_surgical_abortion/. ...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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What is the difference between having a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

What is the difference between having a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

Procedure type: Medical abortion involves use of medication to make uterus contract and empty the content, surgical abortion uses surgical instruments to do it. The medical abortion has a 7 times higher risk of bleeding complications than the surgical one. ...Read more

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What to if I am wondering what are the differences between a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

What to if I am wondering what are the differences between a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

Medical/surgical: Medical implies the taking of a medication, orally or intravenous or both. Surgical is the same with the addition of a procedure. If a medical therapy is available and effective, it is nearly always a better choice. Surgery when other therapies are not enough. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of medical and surgical abortion. Thanks ?

What are the side effect of medical and surgical abortion. Thanks ?

Too general: This cannot be answered in just 400 words. Try to narrow down your question and be more specific. A ...Read more

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2nd period after medical and surgical abortion . Had period on day of expected for 3 days , and 4 days after period, another started?

See Abortion MD: You need to revisit the abortion MD to make sure that the procedure(s) completely removed all of the gestational material. the bleeding pattern you describe is not characteristic of post abortion procedures. ...Read more

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Can we do medical/surgical abortion at 8th/9th week if we have ovarian cyst? Will there be any side effect? Will the cyst be gone with the abortion?

Can we do medical/surgical abortion at 8th/9th week if we have ovarian cyst? Will there be any side effect? Will the cyst be gone with the abortion?

Cyst doesn't matter: The cyst will not affect the ability to perform your abortion. However the abortion will not cause your cyst to go away. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

Avoids a procedure: Medical abortion may be chosen by a woman who would prefer not to have a surgical procedure, although a small percentage of medical abortion patients may still need a surgery (d&c). ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a medical abortion after five surgical abortion in the past?

Is it safe to have a medical abortion after five surgical abortion in the past?

As safe as it can be: There is no apparent contraindication for medical abortion after surgical abortion in te past. Just keep in mind that it is a bit prolonged procedure and emotionally draining to make sure the process is complete. The good side is that it is done in the privacy of your home and hopefully, in the company of your loved ones. Good luck! ...Read more

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How is a medical abortion different from a surgical abortion?

Pills vs. D&C.: Medical termination of pregnancy utilizes pills to induce uterine evacuation over time with contractions. Surgical abortion is a D&C procedure where the physician dilates the cervix and clears the uterus of all products of conception during a half-hour long surgery. ...Read more