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What Percent Of Women Regret Having An Abortion
to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more
Less than 1%.: Using an intra-uterine devices (iud) is a very effective method of contraception - about as effective as surgery to have your "tubes tied." the rate of ectopic pregnancy, a pregnancy outside the normal location in the uterus, occurs in less than 1% of IUD users. This is a lower rate than ectopic pregnancies in women who do not use an iud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regret can occur: After any decision a person makes. Decisions that are irreversible may produce stronger regret when regret occurs. If the decision to have an abortion was made with careful rational thought, free from pressure & coercion, it will less likely be regretted. The abortion decision occurs in the time-pressured circumstance of advancing pregnancy. Thinking it through before pregnancy is helpful. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting pregnant after having a natural miscarriage ? No d&c or hospital visit just natural miscarriage
Good: You have already proven that you can get pregnant, so the next time perhaps it will go better. One miscarriage is common ...Read more
I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?
Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more
I've had one c-section what are the chances adhesions giving me problems to conceive in the future and having an unhealthy pregnancy ?
I'm concerned about abnormal withdrawal bleeding and am wondering what the chances are of having an ectopic pregnancy?
It depends: I see two ways to answer your question. The overall number of ectopic pregnancies following a tubal ligation is 7 per 1, 000 procedures (under 1 percent). However, if someone conceives after she has had a tubal ligation, the chance of that pregnancy being ectopic is as high as 50 percent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The best scientific work has discredited the claim about breast cancer. This is being kept alive by politicians, not scientists. If you are considering ending your pregnancy for convenience, I would ask you to look at all your options, including bring your child to term and offering an adoption in a loving home. Only you can decide based on accurate information. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 3 recurrent miscarriages for no obvious reason after 3 healthy babies. What are the chances of having another miscarriage?
Varied : Some women have an abortion because they are pregnant at the wrong time in their lives. Other very desired pregnancies are terminated when the fetus is diagnosed with a severe malformation. I have also had mothers terminate because their health was in jeopardy. Life is not always straight forward. ...Read more
I'm nearly40 trying for a baby with my boyfriend who is 28 what are our chances of having a successful pregnancy
Pregnancy: In one study, researchers found that 40-year-old women treated for infertility had a 25 percent chance of achieving pregnancy using their own eggs. By age 43 that number dropped to 10 percent, and by 44 it had decreased to 1.6 percent. Among women who did get pregnant, the miscarriage rate was 24 percent for 40-year-olds, 38 percent for 43-year-olds, and 54 percent for 44-year-olds. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It doesn't! : This is a myth that has been perpetuated for political reasons. It is not true. World experts have studied this question and they all agree: there is no increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had an induced or spontaneous abortion. To read more, check out this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/causes/ere/workshop-report. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the true odds of having another seizure after being 15 years free since my teens having one people tell me 100 percent I take Dilantin ?
Seizure control: That is a hard to answer, because of many factors. What was the cause of the seizure? Were there more than one seizure events? Generally if someone has no seizures on medication for 2-5 years, it is reasonable to ask whether they need to continue medication. We usually do an eeg to look at current brain activity, carefully review history, and discuss a careful taper. See your neurologist. ...Read more
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