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Pregnant after abortion

Patient: 3 weeks ago exactly today I had a surgical abortion. I was 10 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I dont know if I am going crazy, but the past 2 days I have been having the exact feelings when I was pregnant eg. Morning sickness (I have spewed twice) and extremely tired. I had a UTI on Friday, I went to the doctors and got antibiotics, the antibiotics I am on are called ‘Cephalexin’. I have been taking them on a full stomach and today is the last day that I have to take them. I am not sure if I am stressing over nothing.

 

 

Symptoms: Nausea, tried.

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.After having abortion, it will take some time for recurrence of ovulation.The possibility of pregnancy is less within three weeks after an abortion, but the possibility cannot be completely ruled out.If ovulation occurs in these 3 weeks and if you had unprotected intercourse around the period of ovulation, there is a possibility of pregnancy.To come to a conclusion you have to go for urine pregnancy test three weeks after intercourse.Cephalexin belongs to cephalosporins, which can cause the nausea and vomiting as side effects. As you have completed the course of antibiotics, if the nausea was because of the tablets, that may decrease now.Take care

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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