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Possible miscarriage after abortion ?

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hello can u help me please i recently had a abortion bout 2 months ago , i have one period since n just recently found out im pregnant again, the clear blue says im 2-3 weeks preg, but i am worried , i will have a miscarriage like i did when i was younger after another abortion , can u please help me im so scared


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replied May 25th, 2010
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A12462
Hi, thanks for using the ehealth forum for your query.
You seem concerned by the risk of miscarriage after abortion.
A Boston study by a group who have aggressively done abortions denied any increase after one abortion, but, after two or more abortions, they did find a "two-to three-fold increase in risk of first trimester spontaneous miscarriages," as well as "losses up to 28 weeks gestation."
A high incidence of cervical incompetence resultant from abortion has raised the incidence of spontaneous abortions to 30-40%.
According to one study, women who had one induced abortion had a 17.5% miscarriage rate in subsequent pregnancies, as compared to a 7.5% rate in a non-aborted group.
You can consult with your obstetrician early so that the risk of miscarriage actually evaluated in your case and appropriate steps taken to prevent the same if possible.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.



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