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What are the Immediate Risks of Abortion?

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Abortion, like any medical or surgical procedure, carries several different risks. Serious medical complications such as bleeding, infection and damage to organs can occur during and/or after an abortion. There is also a higher chance of complications with later-term abortions compared with early abortions (1). Due to the fact that many women do not report their abortion, there is limited information about complications linked to abortion but the resources available report the following risks:

Heavy Bleeding

Some bleeding after abortion is normal. However, there is a risk of severe bleeding known as hemorrhaging if the cervix is torn or the uterus is punctured during the abortion. Whenever there is severe bleeding, a blood transfusion may be necessary. Severe bleeding can occur after both a surgical abortion and after taking the abortion pill. One in 100 women require surgery to stop the bleeding after taking the abortion pill (2).

Infection

Whenever medical instruments are inserted into the uterus, infection can develop. Infection can also occur if fetal parts are not completely removed during the procedure, known as an incomplete abortion. Bleeding and/or pelvic infection may require antibiotics and scarring is possible for the pelvic organs. There is always the possibility for the need of a surgical procedure to fully empty the uterus (3).

Anesthesia Difficulties

Complications with local or general anesthesia during an abortion procedure can lead to seizure, cardiopulmonary arrest, and death (4).

Damage to the Organs

The cervix and/or uterus may be cut, torn or punctured by abortion instruments. This may cause excessive bleeding requiring surgical repair. Abortion instruments may cause permanent scarring of the uterine lining. The risk of these types of complications increases with the length of the pregnancy. If complications occur, major surgery may be required, including removal of the uterus (known as a hysterectomy). If the uterus is punctured or torn there is also a risk that damage may occur to nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder (3).

Rh Factor

What is the Rh Factor?

Types of antigens on blood cells help determine whether someone’s blood type A, B, AB, or O. Antigens are proteins on the surface of the blood cells and one of those proteins is the Rh factor. If a person has the Rh factor, they are considered Rh-positive. If a person does not have the Rh factor, they are Rh-negative. Pregnant women who are Rh-negative should receive the Rhogam injection. If an Rh-negative woman does not receive Rhogam, her body can develop antibodies which causes her body to respond as if it is allergic to the baby if the baby is Rh-positive. (3)

Abortion and the Rh Factor

It is important to understand the seriousness of the Rh factor. Rh sensitization can occur any time the fetus’ blood mixes with the mother’s blood, which includes miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or abortion. Therefore, before a woman decides on an abortion, it’s important that she understand the risk of how the Rh factor may affect future pregnancies if not treated correctly.

Death

In extreme cases, complications from abortion (excessive bleeding, infection, organ damage from a perforated uterus and adverse reactions to anesthesia) may lead to death. The risk of death immediately following an induced abortion performed at or below 8 weeks is extremely low (approximately 1 in a million) but increases with length of pregnancy. From 8 weeks to 16-20 weeks, the risk of death increases 30 times, and from 8 weeks to 21 weeks and over, it increases 100 times (3).

1. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/795001-overview#showall

2. Mifeprex Package Insert FDA-approved label, July 2005.

3. Option Line: http://www.optionline.org/questions/considering-abortion/#note-21#note-21

4. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/795001-clinical

There are 48 comments .

Amruta More —

Hi, I’m a 32 year.. recently I had an medical abortion for my 6 weeks of pregnancy in which doctor had just treated me with abortion pills without antibiotics prescription.. I’m a Rh negative by reports but doctor didn’t give me any treatment or injection or any information for Rh issue.. I have had antibiotics (amoxicylin) with my own study. And now after 1 week of abortion I’m facing nausea, vomiting & weakness with occasional abdominal pains. On a very first day I had seen tissues exits from bleeding.. what should be my next step & please guide do’s & don’t … any rh issue will affect me?

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Amruta,

    You’ve asked some great questions but there are too many unknown factors for me to be able to answer accurately. The best thing you can do is to be evaluated by your local physician as soon as possible. That way he/she can address each aspect of your health.

    Sorry we couldn’t be of more help.

    Kenda High, R.N.

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Rose —

I had an abortion for my 8weeks pregnancy. I bought the rhogam injection myself and gave it to the nurse but I was not there when she mixed the injection and I didn’t feel any pain or prick when she injected me. How can I be sure she actually gave me the rhogam shot.Thanks

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Rose,

    Great question! I would recommend that you call the abortion clinic back. They should have record if the rhogam shot was given to you. Also, you could ask to speak with the nurse that cared for you and she may be able to give you clarity.

    We know that choosing to end a pregnancy is never an easy choice. If you ever need anyone to talk to, don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Take Care,
    Collage Medical Team

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Samantha —

I am rh – my oldest I was gaven the shot before and after then 4 years later got pragnet with twins also got the shot before and after then about a year after that got pragnet had an abortion at 8 weeks they did not give me the shot can that be an affect as to why I can’t get pragnet ? All three of my baby’s ( 2 pragnencys ) were healthy full term babys

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    CollageCenter

    Hello Samantha

    I’m sorry to hear you are having difficulties getting pregnant. I know that there can be many, many reasons that a woman doesn’t get pregnant right away. I’ll do my best to address your question though.

    It is great you got Rhogam shots before and after both your pregnancies. You may already know all this but I’m going to go through Rh – and Rh + some. The concern for Rh – mothers is if you have a Rh + baby and your blood would happen to mix together. If that happens, your body would produce antigens to fight off the new blood, to your body this is something foreign and it’s trying to help you. This can be a problem for future pregnancies. Rhogam helps prevent the body from making these antibodies.

    In your case it would have probably been good for you to have received a Rhogam shot with your abortion since you are Rh negative. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you produced antigens because we don’t know what blood type your baby was. If it was Rh negative, there would be no problem. Also, even if the there was Rh positive blood, doesn’t mean the different bloods had contact together as you would of had this abortion early into your pregnancy.

    I would go have a talk with your health care provider about this. I believe they can test to see if you have the antibodies. If you do, and get pregnant they would monitor you and babe closely. And again, there could be many reasons you aren’t getting pregnant, a health care provider could help you with figuring out why that is also.

    Hope you get the help you need and hope you are able to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy!

    Here are also some good links that talk about Rh factor that may be helpful to you.
    http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/The-Rh-Factor-How-It-Can-Affect-Your-Pregnancy
    http://www.rhogam.com/FAQs

    Collage Medical Team

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Loretta —

Please i am a rh- pregnant woman i am 32 weeks now but my first pregnancy i haf an abortion at 3 weeks and wasnt given any rhogam injection can anything happen to this my baby?? Thanks

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Loretta,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! You’re getting close!

    Let me explain Rh negative a bit. If you know all this, I’m sorry! I just like to start with this to better explain it all. You being Rh negative is a problem if the baby was Rh positive and both your blood and the baby’s blood had contact, mixed in your body. If so, your body would sense something foreign, the Rh positive blood and produce antigens to fight off the new blood. Your body is doing this to try and protect itself but can be harmful in future pregnancies. Most all Rh negative woman usually get a shot called Rhogam during pregnancy to help prevent their blood from producing antigens against Rh positive blood. This is done because it is hard to know the baby’s blood type without doing invasive procedures. After the baby is born, depending on the baby’s blood type the mother would receive another shot of Rhogam if the baby has Rh positive to prevent your body from possibly producing antigens. This is important for possible future pregnancies.

    In your case it would have probably been good for you to have received a Rhogam shot with your abortion since you are Rh negative. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you produced antigens because we don’t know what blood type your baby was. If it was Rh negative, there would be no problem. Also, even if the there was Rh positive blood, doesn’t mean the different bloods had contact as you would of had this abortion early into your pregnancy.

    I hope you are going in for prenatal care and if so, this is something you can talk to your healthcare provider about. If they are concerned, they can test your body to see if you are producing antigens.

    Good job asking questions and figuring things out, please let us know if we can help in any other way! And we hope for a good, healthy rest of your pregnancy!

    Collage Medical Team

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Amy —

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have not received my rhogram shot yet and will not be abke to get the shot for 2 more weeks due to being out of town on family emergency. I’m concerned what effect it will have on my unborn child and myself

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Amy,

    Thanks for writing in and congratulations on baby! You’re getting close! And sorry for your family emergency, I hope everything turns out okay with that. Practices with the rhogam injection have changed over time so I would really recommend calling your primary care provider about this. Often times you can call the clinic you are getting prenatal care at and talk to the nurse or doctor about your situation. They will be able to help and recommend what to do at this time.

    Good job in asking these questions for you and baby. Again, I would just call and ask! It will give you peace of mind knowing the plan.

    All the best to you and your pregnancy!

    Collage Medical Team

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Ruth Cissy —

I had an abortion attwo months and am blood group o negative and I didn’t get the rghogam shot and I have tried to get pregnant but in vain what could be the cause and am worried will I ever get pregnant again please advise me

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Ruth,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your troubles getting pregnant. You know, there could be many different reasons why you haven’t been able to get pregnant. Depending on how long you have been trying to get pregnant, my best advice would be to get seen by a gynecologist. They would be best to help you, see what’s going on with your body and help get things corrected.

    As far as the abortion and not receiving the rghogam shot. It would have probably been best practice for you to have received the shot to be safe. It’s hard to fully know the effects of not getting the shot. A number of variables play into that. The problem happens when you would have a Rh positive baby, and your blood mixes. Your body, trying to help you, senses something foreign and produces antigens to fight off that “foreign” thing. This usually causes problems in future pregnancies. Now we don’t know what the blood type the baby was, maybe it was Rh negative and that would have caused no problems. And even if it was Rh positive, it doesn’t mean that your different blood types had contact together. Now, if on the other hand, your blood did come into contact with Rh positive blood and you produced antigens, that may be a cause of some hardships now. But again, this is one of many things.

    Again, I would visit a doctor, tell them these things and I really think they would be best to help you! I wish I had a black and white answer for you but I don’t. I do hope however you will be able to get pregnant in due time! We’re rooting for you here!

    Thanks for writing in,
    Collage Medial Team Member

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Rahul Kumar —

Hi there,
Need some suggestions.
My wife is an o negative and a mother to a one year old o positive boy. At the time of delivery (normal delivery) she got the treatment (rhgam).
No she is pregnant again (4-6 week) and we want to avoid.
Do we need to take the rhgam shot again.
Please let us know the precautions we should be taking to avoid so that there are no problem in future pregnancy.

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Rahul,

    I’m not exactly sure what you are trying to avoid but I’m going to try and answer your question the best I can! Please let me know if I miss the mark!

    If your wife is O negative, she will need to receive Rhogam shots with each pregnancy. Usually, women get a Rhogam shot between 27-29 weeks of pregnancy and then if needed, a shot after delivery if the baby is Rh positive. I would really recommend prenatal care so that your wife can get all the help she needs to have the healthiest pregnancy! Here are a few links about Rh factor and Rhogram that you may find helpful.

    http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/The-Rh-Factor-How-It-Can-Affect-Your-Pregnancy

    http://www.rhogam.com/FAQs

    Hope this helps! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

    Collage Medical Team Member

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julie —

I had my first abortion in 2014 and am an Rh negative blood group and I don’t know if I was administered with the Rhogam injection during the abortion and am pregnant again hope it will not affect the child

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Julie,

    Thanks for writing in. Congratulations on baby on the way!

    A few thoughts I have for you. First, if you can remember where you got your abortion done, you should be able to call them and find out if you had the shot or not. Medical facilities should have your medical records.

    Secondly, if you did not, it just depends on the situation. The concern for Rh – mothers is if you have a Rh + baby and your blood would happen to mix together. If that happens, your body would produce antigens to fight off the new blood, to your body, this is something foreign and it’s trying to help you. This can be a problem for future pregnancies. Rhogam helps prevent the body from making these antibodies. In your case, it would have probably been good for you to have received a Rhogam shot with your abortion since you are Rh negative. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you produced antigens because we don’t know what blood type your baby was. If it was Rh negative, there would be no problem. Also, even if the there was Rh-positive blood, doesn’t mean the different types of blood had contact together.

    Lastly, I would just really try to be open with your current doctor. They should also be able to answer questions (write them down beforehand) and keep an eye out on you and babe.

    I hope this helps – let us know if you have any further questions!

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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jk —

if my wife had first baby aborted without any check any antigenes issues before the abortion ,but I’m A+ and she is O-,will we be able to have baby or do what now ?

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    CollageCenter

    Hi jk,

    Yes, it is still very likely you will be able to have a baby even though your wife has had a previous abortion. Even if you guys do have a hard time conceiving, remember there are a lot of different reasons people struggle to get pregnant or miscarry.

    If you get pregnant, once you establish care with a doctor, I would be very open and upfront about the past abortion so they can monitor you as they see fit.

    There are a lot of different factors that depend on if a person will have antigen issues in the future after an abortion. The concern for Rh – mothers is if they have a Rh + baby and their blood would happen to mix. If that happens, her body will produce antigens to fight off the new blood, to her body, this is something foreign, and it’s trying to help. This can be a problem for future pregnancies. Rhogam helps prevent the body from making these antibodies.

    The previous baby could have been Rh – and then there would be no problem, and even if it was Rh +, it doesn’t necessarily mean that mothers and baby’s blood mixed. You also don’t know what your next baby’s blood type will be. Again, I would just recommend if you guys do get pregnant, be in the care of a good doctor and they will be able to help you best!

    I hope this helps and I hope you guys have no problems having a baby!

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Victoria —

hi
I had an abortion and am o negative,doctor didn’t give me any injection.Does that mean I will have problem in future.And also can I take the rhogam injection at anytime,even if am not pregnant now.

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kensar —

Am o- and already had abortion for my ex who is 0+ without the rhogam injection but now am married to my husband who is b- and am 5months pregnant .will theirs be any issue?

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kings —

Pls don’t judge me …I am a negative rhesus .I’ve had abortion twice without taking RHGl. Does it mean I ve developed antibodies already and is it too late to do checks to avoid developing antibodies that can affect future pregnancies?

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    CollageCenter

    Hi kings,

    No judgment here. I’m glad you’re asking questions. We here at Collage are here to help the best we can, we want you to be the best and healthiest version of yourself! It’s possible you have developed antibodies already and it’s possible you have not. In future pregnancies, let your doctor know and they can test and monitor you closely. We have a great blog article on Rhogam that I think would help you. Here it is https://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/.

    Thanks for writing in and I hope this helps!
    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Adesoye omoyeni —

Good afternoon, I am B-Nagative and I had abortion 2015, I wasn’t aware m suppose to take an injection until now, can I still take d Rhojam injection???

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    CollageCenter

    Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m sorry to hear that you were not informed of needing a Rhogam injection since you’re Rh negative. I’ve attached a link to our website that will give you some more information about the Rhogam injection and why it’s important. According to our blog, if you’re Rh negative and your body has already made antibodies against the Rh factor, a Rhogam shot will not work. In that case your doctor will closely monitor any future pregnancies and keep a close eye on your baby’s development. Your doctor could also do a blood test to see if your body has developed antibodies. I sure hope this helps.

    Collage Medical Team Member

    https://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/

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Dorian —

I’m o- blood type and I had three abortions with my partner who is A+ blood type.It’s been 5 years after the abortion.I’m now with another partner who is O+ blood type.But I’ve tried getting pregnant but to no avail,is there any cause for that,or do I still have a chance of getting pregnant again?if yes,then what should I do to get pregnant again? Thanks.

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    CollageCenter

    Hello Dorian,

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a difficult time getting pregnant. I know a lot of women who struggle in this way and it’s really hard.

    Without knowing if you received Rhogam shots with your abortions and what blood type your babies were, we don’t necessarily know if your body produced the antigens that could’ve effected later pregnancies. In case you need it, here’s a link to our blog on Rhogam that might clarify things for you a bit more.

    There could be many reasons why you aren’t getting pregnant so we’d really suggest you visit with your health care provider. I believe they could even test to see if you have antibodies that could effect future pregnancies.

    Don’t give up hope!

    Collage Medical Team Member

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Sila —

I had an abortion two years ago and I was not given a rhoghum shot ,, last year I got pregnant and I had an iufd
At eight months. not forgetting am rhesus negative my husband is o+, after being terminated I was given the shot before 72 hrs,am now pregnant again for five months am really worried will i have an iufd again please advice me

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Sila,

    I’m so for your loss. I can’t imagine how difficult that was for you.

    Any pregnancy can be scary at times but when you have to consider additional factors like being Rh negative, it can weigh on you even more. I’m Rh negative too so I understand. And just like me, you deserve to have peace, no matter what choices we’ve made in the past or what’s happened to us. We have this great saying on our wall, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” While you can’t control your future, you can still choose to pursue peace every step of the journey. Life may try to trip you up, but you get to choose how you will respond to it.

    We’d really recommend you have some open conversations with your doctor about your fear during this pregnancy and any medical concerns you may have. He or she is the best one to care for your physical health as well as the health of your baby.

    Another thing that helps me in difficult times is to talk with a trusted friend or maybe even a pastor who can help me work through my emotions and remind me of my incredible worth. Sometimes we just need someone to speak truth into our lives.

    You’re beautiful and have infinite value Sila! Rest in knowing there’s much joy to be found and much beauty to come from the unexpected in your life.

    Michelle
    Client Advocate

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Rosemary —

Am blood group 0+ I had an abortion 7years back using abortion pills. I was not given any injection and now I find it difficult getting pregnant. What could be the problem?

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Rosemary,

    I’m sorry to hear of your struggles in getting pregnant. Unfortunately, there could be many reasons you’re having troubles getting pregnant. Our best recommendation would be for you to find a good doctor who could best help you with that.

    As far as the injection you are talking about. I think you’re thinking of the Rhogam shot. This is for Mom’s who have Rh- blood and they happen to have a baby with Rh+ blood. You’re not at risk for this because you have O+ blood.

    I hope this helped!
    All the best,

    Collage Medical Team Member

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Michelle McLaughlin —

I don’t understand exactly what the rh factor is. I had an abortion yesterday and was told that I am rh negative. I received a card saying I received a mini dose injection but unless they gave it to me while I was asleep for the procedure, I didn’t receive any shot. Can you please explain what it is? What it means, and the risks of receiving or not receiving the shot please…
Michelle McLaughlin

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Michelle,

    Sounds like you have a couple unanswered questions. I can sure give you a link to a blog about Rhogam and how it pertains to the Rh factor. Hopefully, that will help clarify things a little for you. https://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/

    As far as the mini-dose injection, I would encourage you to contact the clinic that reportedly gave you the injection for further clarification on that.

    Good job in seeking out answers to best take care of yourself! You deserve the best!

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Inya Felicia —

I have had several miscarriage and am o negative while my husband Is o positive but didn’t receive rohgam all this time am confused if I can have a child. Please I need help

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Inya,

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a difficult time getting pregnant. I know a lot of women who struggle in this way and it’s really hard.

    There could be many reasons why you aren’t getting pregnant so we’d really suggest you visit with your health care provider. In the meantime, here’s a link to our blog on Rhogam in case it helps clarify a few things for you. https://collagecenter.com/?s=Rhogam

    Don’t give up hope!

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Maryjane —

Hi am Maryjane 30 I had a five weeks abortion and I wasn’t given Rh injection am scared of the future because I wasn’t well educated about it I hope I won’t have problems with getting pregnant as am about to get married

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Maryjane,

    First of all, congratulations on your upcoming marriage! That’s exciting!

    I know you’re scared about not getting the Rhogam shot but just take a deep breath. Really the best way to determine if your abortion could have affected you or future pregnancies is to see a healthcare provider. He or she can determine your blood type and educate you as to the best steps going forward. And I don’t know if you saw this or not but here’s a blog that might help clarify a few things for you. https://collagecenter.com/?s=Rhogam

    Our very best wishes to you!!

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Yvonne —

Hi I’m Yvonne
I’m B negative and I had an abortion at 4 weeks with no rhogram. it’s five years now and I want to be sure if it’s going to affect my future pregnancies.

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    CollageCenter

    I’m so glad you reached out to us Yvonne. Great job in trying to take care of your health by seeking answers.

    Here’s a link to our blog that will give you some information about the Rhogam injection and why it’s important if you’ve had a miscarriage or abortion. http://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/

    To be honest, I can’t tell you for sure if not having the injection will affect your future pregnancies. But, seeing a doctor may help give you a peace of mind and answers your seeking. A blood test can be done to see if you’re body developed antibodies against the Rh factor as a result of not getting the injection. If you do have these antibodies, a doctor would closely monitor any future pregnancy and keep a close eye on the baby’s development.

    Hope this helps give you a little more direction.

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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crown —

I had an abortion 4 weeks old, 7 years ago then I didn’t know my blood group. and didn’t get a Rhogam injection.. I was tested year later and I found out am A- am I already sensitized? what will happen to my future pregnancies

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    CollageCenter

    Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m sorry that you weren’t informed of your blood type when going through that 7 years ago. Here’s a link to our blog that will give you some information about the Rhogam injection and why it’s important if you’ve had a miscarriage or abortion. http://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/

    To be honest, I can’t tell you for sure if you’re body has developed antibodies against the Rh factor as a result of not getting the injection. My recommendation to you would be to have your doctor do a blood test to see if this has occurred. If you did develop the antibodies, it is possible that it could affect future pregnancies as discussed in the blog. In this case, a doctor would likely monitor the pregnancy and keep a close eye on the baby’s development.

    I’m guessing this is scary for you, but take a deep breath. I’d encourage you to get some more information from your doctor about your situation, before jumping to any conclusions and walking in fear of the unknown.

    Hope this helps.

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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babatunde mayowa —

Hi am mayowa,I was given rhogam injection immediately after I gave birth,I then got pregnant after 5month when am still nursing d baby,I decided to abort but I did not use the rhogam injection, pls can it affect me in future

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Mayowa.

    We’re glad you reached out to us as you seek answers regarding your health.

    Here’s a link to our blog that will give you some information about the Rhogam injection and why it’s important if you’ve had a miscarriage or abortion. http://collagecenter.com/rhogam-shot-need-know/

    To be honest, I can’t tell you for sure how not having the injection after your abortion could affect your health or possible future pregnancies. But, seeing a doctor may help give you peace of mind and answers you’re seeking. A blood test can be done to see if your body developed antibodies against the Rh factor as a result of not getting the injection. If you do have these antibodies, a doctor would closely monitor any future pregnancy and keep a close eye on the baby’s development.

    Hope this helps give you a little more direction.

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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Desma —

Hi,I have blood group O-ve and
two months pregnant for the second time,I did an abortion before,in 2015 and now my fiance saying he doesnt want a baby now and am very stressed because I don’t want to do it,because when i did my first abortion I was told that doing the second one will lead to iñfertility,,am also having a lot of stomachaches,please Advise.

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Desma.

    We’re so glad you reached out to us. It sounds like you have a lot of tough stuff in your life right now. I’m so sorry to hear that you and your fiance are not on the same page regarding your pregnancy as I’m sure this has added to the weightiness of the situation.

    There are a lot of potential risks involved with abortion. This blog focuses more on the physical risks, which would include the possibility of infertility. The chances of infertility increases if there has been any damage to your organs (as mentioned in the blog). I think it’s also important for you to be aware of how abortion could affect you later emotionally and relationally. Some women may feel like they weren’t affected in these ways, but there are women who have found problems in these areas to surface months or even years down the road. There’s even research showing that couples who choose abortion as a way to preserve their relationship, are actually at an increased risk for problems in the future.

    Maybe you’ve never experienced anything negative after going through your abortion, but I’d encourage you to ask yourself if you’re willing to take the chance that it could happen to you.

    As far as your stomach pain goes, I’d encourage you to get into the care of a doctor to evaluate what’s going on if you haven’t already done so. Regardless of your choice to have an abortion or carry the pregnancy to term, I’d also advise you to confirm the viability of this pregnancy through an ultrasound. The ultrasound would help determine if the pregnancy is located in the uterus or if it’s ectopic. Here’s a link that you may find helpful regarding ectopic pregnancies…
    https://collagecenter.com/?s=ectopic+pregnancy

    I hope this gives you a little more direction as you’re walking through this Desma.

    A Collage Medical Team Member

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ope —

i just had an abortion with pills and I had one abortion early last year too.
Will i still have kids in future..i am 19years old

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    CollageCenter

    Hi Ope.

    We’re glad you had the courage to reach out to us with your question. To be honest there’s no way to know for sure what your future holds as far as you being able to have kids or not. When someone has an abortion, particularly a surgical abortion, there’s a potential risk for organ damage/scarring which could lead to difficulty carrying future pregnancies. That’s not to say this has happened in your case. However, you may want to consider that this risk is likely to be higher for people who have had multiple surgical abortions.

    I’d encourage you to consult with a doctor if in the future you find that you’re struggling to get pregnant.

    I hope this helps as you’re processing things Ope.

    A Collage Team Member

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    Grand Island, NE 68803

  • (308) 675-2217
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