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20 weeks pregnancy, needs abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i was just told that i am 19-20 weeks pregnant and want to end this. can i use RU-486 and Misoprostol?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am How can I help you?
User :   i was just told that i am 19-20 weeks pregnant and want to end this. can i use RU-486 and Misoprostol?
User :   or anything naturally, i cant afford an abortion
Doctor :   I am reading
User :   ok
Doctor :   mifepristone and misoprostol that is an option for women who are 8 weeks pregnant or les
Doctor :   Also known as RU486 or medication abortion.
User :   oh, are there any other options
Doctor :   Yes there are
User :   ok...and that is
Doctor :   There are three general methods of second trimester pregnancy termination:
Doctor :   ilation and evacuation (D&E)Administration of systemic abortifacients
Doctor :   Intrauterine instillation of abortifacients
Doctor :   But Dilation and extraction (D&E) is the most common technique used for second-trimester pregnancy termination
User :   it appears all of these must be completed by doctor
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   you take late decision
Doctor :  
I recommend you consult Gynecology and go for DIlatation And Extraction
Doctor :   That is more relaiable
User :   one last question: i heard lifing heavy weights or straining can cause a miscarriage
Doctor :   and has no complication compared to the other ones
Doctor :   19-20 week baby is grown too far
User :   ok. thank your doctor for your time and answers.
Doctor :   Yes it does
Doctor :   but dont depend on lifting.
User :   what about these herbs... black/blue cohosh and pennyroyal?
Doctor :   All measures cause incomplete abortion that means some tissue will be left inside the uterus and cause serious infection if not removed by Gynecologist'
Doctor :   These uerine infection will cause infetility in future
Doctor :   the infection might damage tubes and uterus with scarring
User :   so i'll have to see a doctor anyway to make sure my uterus is empty
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But I am sorry to hear the news
Doctor :   It is very personal
Doctor :   Did I answer ur queries?
User :   yes you did and thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   there is nothing natural i can do
Doctor :   NO NO
User :   and then see my doctor?
Doctor :   YES YES
User :   OK...
Doctor :  
Thank you for consulting us. Bye. Have a wonderful day.
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