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Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. Whats the reason for the pain?

Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. Whats the reason for the pain?

Important to follow up: Make an appointment with your healthcare provider. You need to have follow-up HCG levels to confirm pregnancy has ended. They will evaluate for infection also. ...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 termination in cases of Down syndrome considered an acceptable reason for a therapeutic abortion?

Is termination in cases of Down syndrome considered an acceptable reason for a therapeutic abortion?

No: This would be considered by most an elective procedure. Abortion for a mother with kidney failure who would likely die if it were not done would be considered by most therapeutic. ...Read more

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Is hating the father of your unborn baby reason enough to go ahead and have an abortion?

Is hating the father of your unborn baby reason enough to go ahead and have an abortion?

Agree with Dr Pappas: Additionally, if you have so much hate for the father that the hate extends to someone who is not even here yet, then you might benefit from a counseling with someone with whom you can discuss and sort through these very powerful feelings. The person you hate is unaffected. The person most affected by feelings like these is the person doing the hating. A counselor can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had incomplete abortion and took mifepristone and misoprost before 24hrs but there is no any pain and only rare spotting. What is the reason? Iam 27y

Had incomplete abortion and took mifepristone and misoprost before 24hrs but there is no any pain and only rare spotting. What is the reason? Iam 27y

See details: It can take several days to work in some women. Some women require an additional dose. I would repeat the ultrasound after 2 days. If there is still tissue, you will need a second dose or can choose a D&C. ...Read more

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I get my period regularly. But after I did an abortion I didn't get period. Now it's 6 months. Yet I dnt get my period. What's the reason for this ?

I get my period regularly. But after I did an abortion I didn't get period. Now it's 6 months. Yet I dnt get my period. What's the reason for this ?

Missed period : Missing a period after an abortion is not too uncommon. Although six months is not normal and I would suggest consultation with your physician. With abortions with DNC Kim calls scarring in the interuterine cavity which may affect cycles in the future. A pelvic ultrasound may be indicated ...Read more