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Do HCG injections help in preventing abortions?

Q: My wife had an abortion in the 8th week of pregnancy. During the ultrasound scanning the heart beat of the fetus couldn't be seen therefore it had to be aborted. My wife has conceived again after 4 months. Doctors suggest she should be given HCG 5000 injection once a week till she completes 12 weeks and then she should take tablets as a precautionary measure if her hormone levels comes down. Is it OK to put her on hormone supplements for 9 months? Does it have any side effects or post pregnancy complications? How to confirm that her hormone levels are coming down?

A:HCG injections were used very frequently in the past and have not shown any scientific proof to justify their use to prevent an abortion except in polycystic ovarian disease.


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