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Can you please talk about of the emotional and physical side effects of having an abortion?

Can you please talk about of the emotional and physical side effects of having an abortion?

Can be iomportant: It is recommended to see a counselor before this procedure. To discuss in details the procedure and what to expect. Anticipation is the best ally in this situation. Also good support from family and those close to you is really important. People may experience depression, anxiety, sadness. ...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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What are the side effects of abortion?

What are the side effects of abortion?

Usually small: Usually some bleeding and cramping, nothing more. Long term complications of legal abortions are uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oral abortion?

What are the side effects of oral abortion?

Depends: On which type. Rarely, serious medical problems can occur when a pregnancy ends (e.g., due to medical abortion with medications including mifepristone, surgical abortion, miscarriage), including sometimes fatal infections and bleeding. If any suspicious symptoms occur best to seek help from a gynecologist asap. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking misoprostol for a medical abortion?

Cramping: This medication is meant to cause cramping to expell the contents of the uterus. It can also cause diarrhea, chills, and abdomenal cramping as well. Usually these are mild and disappear quickly. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "contraplan" birth control pills? And if pregnent, could I use abortion pills?? Thank u

What are the side effects of "contraplan" birth control pills? And if pregnent, could I use abortion pills??  Thank u

Bleeding: My understanding of contrplan, is that it is a form of Plan B, or progesterone, or the morning after pill. This is birth control that is taken as soon after unprotected sex as possible, not a daily birth control pill. It contains Progesterone and can cause bleeding as a side effect. If you are pregnant and wish to have a medical abortion, having taken contraplan won't interfere. ...Read more

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Which side effects does abortion present?

Which side effects does abortion present?

Many: Both physical and psychological issues come into the picture. See your gyn doc for counselling. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after abortions?

What are common side effects after abortions?

Bleeding/Infection: The two most common complications of abortions are excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) and infection. The 3rd most common is retained products of conception. ...Read more

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What are the physical side effects of abortion?

Pain, bleeding : Most often women experience pain and bleeding for days to weeks. The pain should not be severe and there should not be a fever. It can take 6-8wks to resume your period. ...Read more

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Is abortion painful? Are there any side effects?

Mostly emotional : Abortion is painful in many ways. The pain can be controlled for by an appropriate use of medication so that the pain is minimized. The procedure is fairly straightforward and simple in the vast majority of occasions. But emotionally and in some cases physically it could be very painful and it is something to be taken seriously and discuss with a trusted person or loved one. ...Read more

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How do sugical abortions work? Do they hurt? Any side effects?

Cramping: First trimester abortions causing cramping, much like a menstrual cycle cramping afterwards, light spotting as well. Second trimester abortions also cause cramping, but they can be more severe. Late second trimester abortions are often a multi-day procedure and also cause cramping and spotting. All of these can be easily managed with 600-800mg of ibuprofen, the best medication for cramping. ...Read more