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What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

Painful fibroids: For pregnant women with painful fibroids, supportive care and administration of acetaminophen as the initial intervention recommended. Short-term use of opioids in standard doses or a course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be given when pain is not controlled by these measures. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 is sepsis infection?Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

What is sepsis infection?Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

You give me fever: Just like the lyrics to the song fever, sepsis or infection that has spread to the blood steam, "gives you fever in the day and the night." medical abortion in a safe medical environment, does not often cause sepsis as it used to in the past in unsanitary conditions. Most medical abortion clinics also provide prophylactic (preventative) antibiotics at the time of the procedure or post-operatively. ...Read more

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What are the sideeffect of early medical abortion on future delivery of a baby?

What are the sideeffect of  early medical abortion on future delivery of a baby?

No effect: Assuming there were no complications with the procedure, it should have no effect on future fertility and pregnancies. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

What are the benefits of a medical abortion vs a surgical abortion?

Avoids a procedure: Medical abortion may be chosen by a woman who would prefer not to have a surgical procedure, although a small percentage of medical abortion patients may still need a surgery (d&c). ...Read more

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What to if I am wondering what are the differences between a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

What to if I am wondering what are the differences between a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

Medical/surgical: Medical implies the taking of a medication, orally or intravenous or both. Surgical is the same with the addition of a procedure. If a medical therapy is available and effective, it is nearly always a better choice. Surgery when other therapies are not enough. Be well. ...Read more

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Can i get a medical abortion?

Possibly: Depending on where you live and how far pregnant you are a medical abortion may be an option. Check these sites for info: www.Earlyoptionpill.Com or www.Womenonweb.Org. ...Read more

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How to do an abortion medically?

See a gyn: You will need to see a gyn who can prescribe the right medications to help you attain this goal. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can you maturbate after a medical abortion?

That depends on how: You plan to masturbate. T is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete ; you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more