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Archive | October, 2011

Question: I got pregnant after taking Plan B – can I continue the pregnancy?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: Hi Dr. Joan, I had a medical abortion first of July, then got paranoid & took plan B on 10th july to make sure I was protected after having sex. I  just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant & trying to make decision what to do. I would like to keep the baby. […]

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Question: Can Mifeprex cause miscarriages years after medical abortion?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: Dr. Joan, I have had more than a few medical abortions with mifeprex. I know it blocks progesterone. I was wondering if mifeprex will alter your progesterone levels permanently? I ask because I had a miscarriage recently and it was due to low progesterone levels so only a gestational sac and yolk sac developed, […]

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Question: What is the safest and easiest abortion procedure?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: Hi I am currently set to have an abortion in three days, but i do have really really bad anxiety.  i have both surgical method and the pill method before in the past, but do to other events my anxiety has increased dramatically since the, and with that comes this fear that i will […]

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Question: I am still having tender breasts, bloating and cramping 5 months after abortion. Is this normal?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: Hello Dr. Joan, I had an abortion in May 2011 and right after the abortion i was sent home. I asked them if i need a following check up but they said that its not required. After 1 week of bleeding, i started the nuvaring birth control 3 weeks later. I continued to use […]

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Ask Dr. Joan: Am I still pregnant after an aspiration abortion?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: I had to have an aspiration abortion 4 weeks ago and was still getting strong symptoms 2 weeks later which I thought was normal. I took a pregnancy test at week 3 and it still registered as being pregnant. Week 4 I took one and it is showing not pregnant.  The same week I […]

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Question: I’m not bleeding after surgical abortion. Is this normal?

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question: I had a surgical abortion yesterday. I was actually a 4 weeks and some days into my pregnancy. The thing is I only felt pain the time the doctor was squeezing out the foetus and the pain died out 15-25 minutes after his work. Has the pregnancy been aborted even though I have not […]

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Question: I have a positive pregnancy test after abortion. Is it normal?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

Question #1: I had surgical abortion in 6 pregnancy week it was 3 weeks ago after that I had no bleeding at all, from last week have just brown discharge. The pregnancy test is still very strong positive.  After ultrasound the doctor told me that there was a small amount of remaining tissue that would come out […]

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Question: Can you pls tell me the name of the drugs used in abortion pill

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

The abortion pill is a common name for a combination of pills used to terminate early pregnancy.  The first medication is Mifepristone (other names are Mifeprex®, or RU486).  Mifepristone blocks the hormones of pregnancy, and causes the pregnancy to start to detach from the uterus.  The second medication is Misoprostol or Cytotec®.  Misoprostol causes the uterus […]

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