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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

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Sir abortion within 15 weeks is safe or it have any side effects.

Safe if done right: At this gestational age, the termination needs to be done by an experienced health care professional to avoid complications. ...Read more

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What are negative side effects of getting an abortion? (At any age)

Abortion: There are many such as emotion, health and spiritual for many. It is a decision that can not be reversed once done . ...Read more

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What are some other side effects after a d&c abortion?

An abortion can lead: To varying sx's. You could pass blood clots vaginally (red, maroon, brown or black) or have intermittent or continuous spotting for up to 3 weeks. You may have no vaginal bleeding. You may have back / abdominal cramps for up to 6 weeks. Woman may feel more emotional for 2 to 3 weeks. Nipple discharge can occur. Most pregnancy sxs resolve in 1 to 7 days. ...Read more

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What are the potential negative side effects from a third abortion on a woman's ability to conceive?

What are the potential negative side effects from a third abortion on a woman's ability to conceive?

Synechiae.: Scars in the lining of the womb can develop with serial d&cs and can inhibit normal pregnancy implantation in future reproductive attempts. They are called synechiae (an extreme example is asherman syndrome) and are not common. If you only had spontaneous losses without d&c, you should be fine to conceive; whether you can carry a pregnancy to term is another issue - talk to your ob/gyn, geneticist. ...Read more

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What are the health risks/side effects of taking a morning after emergency contraceptive in November when you had a surgical abortion in early July?

What are the health risks/side effects of taking a morning after emergency contraceptive in November when you had a surgical abortion in early July?

The same as without: abortion. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Had abortion pills 2nd-4th april. Implanon on left hand on 14th april .Planing on taking Accutane next week side effects ?

Had abortion pills 2nd-4th april. Implanon on left hand on 14th april .Planing on taking Accutane next week  side effects ?

Sounds good: There will not be any interaction between the implanon/nexplanon and the accutane. Most doctors want you to be on a reliable birth control before starting that medication -- and now you are on one of the most reliable forms there is! the main side effect of Accutane is dry skin and eyes. Your doc will tell you other side effects to watch out for. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the short term side effects of a woman aborting a baby?

Abortion: The only concerns with an early abortion are complications associated with the procedure such as perforation of the uterus or retained tissue. Excessive bleeding post operation and irregular periods as well as an intrauterine infection are the short term issues. ...Read more