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Please tell me what is it like to get an abortion?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Abortions vary depending on how far along a patient is.
In early pregnancy, a medical abortion is like a heavy period with extra cramping. A first trimester abortion also has cramping. Most doctors perform with patient awake. Patient typically say uncomfortable, but tolerable. A 2nd trimester abortion may involve anesthesia. The earlier a woman has abortion, the fewer complications.

In brief: Depends

Abortions vary depending on how far along a patient is.
In early pregnancy, a medical abortion is like a heavy period with extra cramping. A first trimester abortion also has cramping. Most doctors perform with patient awake. Patient typically say uncomfortable, but tolerable. A 2nd trimester abortion may involve anesthesia. The earlier a woman has abortion, the fewer complications.
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