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I had an abortion around 8 years ago. There were no real obvious "side effects" after the surgery. I was a fair way through the pregnancy before I even knew, I did a pregnancy test a month prior to actually finding out and it came back negitive, I never thought anything about it as I was very young and clearly, quite irresponsible, I am now 23, have been with my partner for what seems an eternity, we have been trying to concieve for around a year now, to no avail. He is too scared to see a doctor, as he fears it could be because of him but could it be me? How major are the effects of abortion on the female body? we ar enever properley informed. its one way or the other, good and bad. Each to their own. IvF and fertility specialist are a far stretch right now, but some information would be helpful.


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replied October 4th, 2010
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Sometimes abortion can leave a scarred uterus due to injury to the basal endometrial layer that can affect your chances of implantation or leave scarred fallopian tubes that affect passage of egg. Other possibilities include hormonal imbalance and anxiety. The fault could be either in you, your partner or both. Only by going ahead with tests and their results we can point out the fault and correct it. If you are eager to conceive, then focus on getting to know the cause and get it rectified. It is immaterial as to who is at fault as long as you get it rectified and get fruitful results. For this both of you should get the tests done.
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