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I was 3 weeks along when I terminated my pregnancy. Now a week later, pregnacy test shows positive. Is that normal?

I was 3 weeks along  when I terminated my pregnancy. Now a week later, pregnacy test shows positive. Is that normal?

Still pos preg test: your hormone level of pregnancy ( beta-HcG) does not go to zero immediately after surgery. It gradually steps down making a test persistently positive. It is never a bad idea to check a final level at your final check up. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How do I know when the abortion pill has terminated the pregnancy?

How do I know when the abortion pill has terminated the pregnancy?

Post pill exam: You should go back to the MD for an exam to be sure all the gestational material was expelled. ...Read more

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I had a medical abirtion 6 months ago..is it possible for a most experienced gynec to find out if i terminated my pregnancy or i was ever pregnant?

I had a medical abirtion 6 months ago..is it possible for a most experienced gynec to find out if i terminated my pregnancy or i was ever pregnant?

Previous Abortion: if the evidence of a positive pregnancy test or pelvic ultrasound confirming an early pregnancy is missing, then it is difficult to find out if you were pregnant before. We can only speculate based on your subjective information. If you are now ready to have children then proceed. ...Read more

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If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

Sometimes: Women most commonly alternate sides on which they ovulate, but not always. The best way to tell where a woman ovulated from, is to perform an ultrasound and see where her corpus luteum is... The little cyst that forms in the site of ovulation. Good question! ...Read more

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I have factor 7 deficiency and terminated a pregnancy today without telling the doctors about it what could happen to me?

I have factor 7 deficiency and terminated a pregnancy today without telling the doctors about it what could happen to me?

Bleeding: Well you already did it but factor 7 def can cause abnormal bleeding. This is an important thing to share with your surgeon before you have a surgical procedure. If you were going to have problems it would have happened during or immediately after surgery. ...Read more

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How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

Antenatal care: the success of a pregnancy improves with the level of care you receive before birth. Make sure you are followed by an OB before you plan to get pregnant. Make sure you have a good month or two of good health pre-conception, and then hope for a good pregnancy, making all your high-risk OB visits count ! ...Read more

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Pain like braxton Hicks contractions rated at an 8, lasted 5mins. I terminated my pregnancy Aug 20th at 8weeks if that has to do with it and I'm 18?

Pain like braxton Hicks contractions rated at an 8, lasted 5mins. I terminated my pregnancy Aug 20th at 8weeks if that has to do with it and I'm 18?

Yes: Your uterus is contracting to shrink down to normal size. Another consideration is that they did not get all the tissue out of your uterus when they did the abortion and your uterus is contracting against this tissue. i think it is best to be seen and make sure their are no products of conception in the uterus. ...Read more

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Can i terminate a pregnancy at 17weeks?

Can i terminate a pregnancy at 17weeks?

Yes, not too late: Call your OB if your OB does not do it , should be able to rec a place, that does 2nd trimester terminations which is more invloved than a 1st tri. One. ...Read more

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What are options to terminate a pregnancy?

What are options to terminate a pregnancy?

Varies: Varies by state, check yours, but: surgical termination up to 12 weeks, medical termination within a narrower window. In the second trimester surgical termination can nowadays be done rarely up to the 15-16th week, all other options involve medical termination. Laws and policies are highly variable. ...Read more