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24 Jan 2006

Friend wants to abort baby because of cysts
Hi a friend of mine told me she was pregnant and is now in her 26th week. She told me that she has to abort the baby because she has cysts and the biggest one is 15.5cm. She says the doctor told her if she carries to term she will have a risky birth. She could die or the baby. So, the doctor has to remove the cysts then abort the baby. I want to know if there is any chance of her saving the baby because that is a a fully formed baby already and I wouldn't want her to abort it. Does she have any other alternative. Will the doctor actually allow her to abort the baby at such a late stage.
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01 Jan 0001

In two more weeks the baby will have a reasonable chance of survival. I am not sure why it is not possible to wait at least two weeks. Also ovarian cysts can be removed without aborting the baby. There must be more to the story.

Best wishes
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