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I had an abortion, am I more susceptible to streptococcal infections in future pregnancies?

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Dr. Michael Carson
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In brief: No

There is no data to say that simply having had an abortion increases your risk for any kind of infection in the future.
Abortions can be associated with very severe infections, so for women who chose this option, it is best to work with a physician who has experience. Also, if a woman thinks that she had a spontaneous abortion or doesn't feel the baby move, she should contact her doctor right away.

In brief: No

There is no data to say that simply having had an abortion increases your risk for any kind of infection in the future.
Abortions can be associated with very severe infections, so for women who chose this option, it is best to work with a physician who has experience. Also, if a woman thinks that she had a spontaneous abortion or doesn't feel the baby move, she should contact her doctor right away.
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