Birth Control/Methotrexate

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Hello I'm writing from Canada.

A number of years ago I had a medical abortion using Methotrexate (50mg injected). Everything went fine and I went on to have a healthy baby a few years after that.

My concern is recently I learned that Methotrexate is a very powerful medication used in cancer patients and for Rheumotoid arthritis. I'm concerned about the long term health effects of this medication. Can you provide any insight?

thank you

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You're correct that methotrexate is a powerful medication used for cancer patients and others.  We continue to use it regularly ectopic pregnancy as a way to avoid surgery.  There are no after effects that we know of.  Your use in the past should have no effect on you now or in the future.

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