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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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If I have an early abortion but told my doctor it was a

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If I have an early abortion but told my doctor it was a miscarriage would she see that in an exam? What if the exam took place weeks later after the procedure? - i understand it's best to be honest with a doctor but i just want to know if you present the same after miscarriage or early abortion. Can they tell?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Most likely the doctor will not be able to tell whether you had a miscarriage or an abortion.

If you had an exam within 1 week after an abortion, the doctor might see marks on your cervix from where it was grasped with a tenaculum, which is used to grab the cervix and hold it steady during the procedure

By 2 weeks, those marks will normally have healed over, and there will be no way for the doctor to know you had any procedure.
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