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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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How is a medical abortion different from a surgical abortion?

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

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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 abortion pill worse or surgical abortion?

Surgery: Surgery has a lot of risks, no matter what the procedure or the reason. Although pills also carry their risks as well, many would argue that surgery carries more risks and possible known complications with it than pills. Hope that generally answers your question. ...Read more

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Is a medical abortion should be failed.? Because after medical abortion my hCG level is 98732 after 6 weeks of abortion

Is a medical abortion should be failed.? Because after medical abortion my hCG level is 98732 after 6 weeks of abortion

Get seen now: You have gestational trophoblastic disease until proved otherwise. Get seen by someone who knows the area and is focused on it. ...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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After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?

After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?

Multiple: Changes in the patients symptoms such as passing out, shortness of breath, or weakness. The development of a rapid pulse or of a low blood pressure. A drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit. The development of significant problems with the heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more

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Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: Mild caes can be treated with pain control with non steroidal anti inflammatories and also hormonal treatments can be used in some situations. Consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Any proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

Any proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more

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Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...Read more

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After-effects of internal medical operations?

After-effects of internal medical operations?

As with all surgery.: The complications (I think this is what you mean by after effects) are universal. Pain, bleeding, infection, wound dehiscence (opening) bowel dysfunction, blood clot formation, unintentional damage to other organs and possible need for return to the OR. Most surgeries have a specific set of post op signs to watch for. If in doubt ask your surgeon. Also the surgery can fail to relieve the problem. ...Read more

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Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read more

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Do abortion clinics provide any other services besides abortions?

Do abortion clinics provide any other services besides abortions?

Some do: Some offer birth control counseling and prescribe various birth control methods. Some provide routine gynecological care. This is going to depend on the clinic and the services the offer. Their website or front desk should be able to describe their services. ...Read more

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Is circumcision ever performed for medical reasons? Are circumcisions ever performed out of necessity for medical reasons? .

Is circumcision ever performed for medical reasons? Are circumcisions ever performed out of necessity for medical reasons?

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Circumcision: Adult circumcision is usually performed for the medical conditions phimosis and/or balanitis. There are numerous genuine medical reasons to perform adult circumcision. So, in short, yes it is usually covered. ...Read more

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Surgical abortion is safe?

When done properly: Yes it is but any type of procedure can have complications. ...Read more

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Surgery for sinus mucocele & turbinate reduction done under general require urine cathetor? Any danger to this nature of surgery?

Surgery for sinus mucocele & turbinate reduction done under general require urine cathetor? Any danger to this nature of surgery?

Most likely no: There is no reason that you should need a catheter for sinus surgery. The procedure is relatively short in time & often done out-patient. That said, your surgeon will do what s/he feels is proper for the safety of your health. You can always call & ask. Just like intubation for breathing though, they may do it once you are "out" & remove it before you wake so you may not even know it was done. ...Read more

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Abortion treatment can be considered elective or therapeutic abortio treatment

A : A voluntary abortion is deliberate termination of a pregnancy for non-medical reasons. A therapeutic abortion is performed for medical reasons such saving the mother’s life. Other reasons for therapeutic abortions can include: terminating a pregnancy in which there are no chances for the fetus’ survival or when the fetus would have significant health defects. It can also be done in cases in which carrying to term would cause significant mental or physical problems for the mother. ...Read more

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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more

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