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Doctor insights on: Terminating A Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Is pregnancy a posibility after a tubal?

Is pregnancy a posibility after a tubal?

Yes: Tubal is better than 99% effective, but occasionally a pregnancy can occur. If you miss a period and have pregnancy symptoms, then do a test or get checked. ...Read more

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When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

A week or two: If you mean how long wil the test remain positive after a miscarriage. This can vary quite a bit but the test response should get weaker and weaker. If it doesn't then you need to be checked as perhaps you did not really miscarry or the miscarriage was incomplete. ...Read more

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What is late pregnancy termination?

What is late pregnancy termination?

Late term abortion: A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation. The exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term, however, is not clearly defined. Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late". ...Read more

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Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

ABSOLUTELY!: Ectopic pregnancy is one of the few life-threatening conditions that cannot be diagnosed by history and physical: a thorough pelvic sonogram and serial serum beta HCG levels are needed, along with appropriate suspicion. See your gynecologist for care! ...Read more

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Does a faint positive on a pregnancy test always guarantee pregnancy?

Does a faint positive on a pregnancy test always guarantee pregnancy?

A positive is: usually accurate - unless you let it sit too long before you read it and the material becomes concentrated or an evaporation line formed. You can always repeat to make sure. ...Read more

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Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are usually reliable after you miss one period (when you would be 4-5 weeks pregnant). They aren't perfect however. If you think you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about a blood test to confirm (or deny!). ...Read more

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Is a vaginal delivery for a first pregnancy possible after a myomectomy?

Is a vaginal delivery for a first pregnancy possible after a myomectomy?

Usually not: Any incisions on the uterus from previous myomectomies or multiple c-sections puts you at risk for a uterine rupture when your contractions start during labor. This is when the old scar opens up, which can lead to catastrophic consequences for you and your baby. For this reason, a c-section is recommended after a myomectomy. ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a home pregnancy test detect a miscarriage?

Might it be possible that a a home pregnancy test detect a miscarriage?

Yes: Hormone levels are usually lower with a miscarriage and afterwards drop down and disappear, so the test response will usually be slower and not as clear. ...Read more

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Can you mistake a period for an ectopic pregnancy?

Can you mistake a period for an ectopic pregnancy?

Some commonality: Ectopic is a pregnancy so no period other signs of pregnancy occur- appetite, fullness, breast changes etc for the duration until identified and hopefully treated before rupture. If spontaneous termination can have bleeding and products like a miscarriage all about timing, location and making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is an eptopic pregnancy the same as an unviable pregnancy?

Is an eptopic pregnancy the same as an unviable pregnancy?

An ectopic preg: Will not live or cannot be transplanted but can live in the tube until it ruptures if not diagnosed, in time, now a days ectopic should be diagnosed and treated before it ruptures if the woman is going for regular care, a non viable pregnancy is usually referred to as as a missed ab or blighted ovum or incomplete ab all of which are in the uterus. ...Read more

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Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Getting pregnant after a ectopic pregnancy?

Possible: If given enough time after having an ectopic pregnancy and assuming that there has been no structural damage to the tubules, then there certainly is a normal chance to become pregnant again. ...Read more

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Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is spotting a major symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: The majority of ectopic pregnancies present with persistent vaginal bleeding and spotting. However. About one in three women with a normal pregnancy will also have spotting. The safe thing to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Visualize this scene.A person has an ectopic pregnancy which must develop a large blood supply from surrounding tissue.Since the surroundings are not designed to support a pregnancy, the ectopic eventually grows too big & tears away from the tissues leading to massive internal bleeding.Unless recognized quickly & the bleeding stopped (emergency surgery), mom & baby are dead within minutes to hours ...Read more

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Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

Can a baby survive an ectopic pregnancy?

No: i never heard of one surviving, God will take the child home and you will see your child in heaven ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a woman to abort a one-month pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for a woman to abort a one-month pregnancy?

Always potentials: Any medical or surgical abortion has potential complications such as bleeding, infection, uterine perforation, or complications from anesthesia ...Read more