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Abortion due to malaria medication and death of fetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   My Wife had to undergo a D&C we want to know the reason
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Alas D&C is done for many reasons
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If you can tell me her problem I can help you
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why is it done for her
User :   Actually she was pregerant 9 week thereafter she had malaria. The malaria was cured however when the sonography was done the heart beat were not there hence D&C was suggested
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Did she have bleeding from vagina
User :   no
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Did the doctor say about the abortion?
User :   Since in the sonography the cardinal activity was not seen doctor said the baby is dead inside and had to be removed
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now the D & C is done for abortion
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that is they take out the dead foetus out of the womb
User :   Want to know the reason for this, Death of the foetus ?
Doctor :   Malaria could be reason
User :   Is Malaria the reason or the medicin taken to cure malaria the reason
Doctor :   medicine for malaria

User :   The Death foetus was investigated however no infection was found
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During the first trimester ( below 12 weeks) there are multiple number of reasons for foetus not able to survive
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The common reasons are chromosomal abnormalities
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Infection of the mother
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are amongst the top
User :   After the D&C is it required we check if the ovulation is proper & after how much time she will get her first period.
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IT takes a month or two for her to resume the period
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You should not be worried to wait till 3 months too
User :   Do we require to check if ovulation is proper.
Doctor :   Do you have proper ovulation before?
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If you had no problems with ovulation before then you should not be worried
User :   We had not checked however the periods were pretty regular till marriage. After marriage they started to get delayed by 1 to 2 weeks and after that she became pregnant in the 8 months after marriage
Doctor :   So no need to be worried

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No need of check up for ovulation
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It is good that the pregnancy is within an year of marriage
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so not a problem there should not be a problem of ovulation
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She will resume the periods within 3 months
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User :   Doc has also advised for EC after the first period to teat a wound in her carvic, which was after the D&C
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So go ahead with D&C
User :   Ok Thank You
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