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Is the tablet method for abortion better than DNC method ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:good morning doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:glad to have you again
User:hope you remember I have spoken to you on Friday
User:regarding my Wife's delay in periods
Doctor:You did speak to me
Doctor:I remember
User:thanks for remembering
Doctor:Please tell me
User:I have visited my family gynaecologist on saturday
User:and in UPT we found positive
User:later the doctor suggested to come today to have the tablets for first dosage today and 2nd dosage on wednesday
User:my query over here is as follows
User:is the tablet method is better or the DNC method better
User:I heard that if she takes tablets she has to suffer atleast for 5 days with pain and bleeding
User:whereas DNC will have one day effect
User:I need your opinion doctor
Doctor:Tasking the tablet is better option than D and E
Doctor:D and E = Dilatation and Curettage
User:Its D&E is it? I heard it as DNC
Doctor:It is called D and E
User:what will be the effect of tablets
Doctor:Dilatation and Evacuation
Doctor:Tablets are effective in the sense that they do not cause any infections
User:the doctor told it takes more than 48 hours to get rid of the tablet pain
Doctor:They are easy
Doctor:Patient would feel comfortable
User:moreover my wife is feeding the baby now
User:she has to stop that feeding as well
User:it seems
Doctor:Even with D and E there will be pain
Doctor:Yes, your wife can stop feeding the baby now
User:but baby is very much in need of feeding doctor
Doctor:How old is the baby now?
User:in nights he can't sleep without that
User:8 months
Doctor:She can gradually stop feeding the baby
Doctor:Start the baby on other feeds
User:doctor the problem is if she takes the tablet she has to stop feeding immediately
User:which is of problem
User:that's why I want to know which is better D&E or tablet
Doctor:I would still suggest tablets rather than D & E
User:why doctor?
Doctor:Because in D and E, surgical procedure is done.
Doctor:Chances of introducing an infection is higher
Doctor:Also, if the procedure is not done correctly, it may damage the uterus
Doctor:Only an experienced Gynecologist can do it
User:our only concern is to stop feeding if she takes tablet
Doctor:Then in such a case, she can opt for D and E
User:ok doctor, which is painful or easy?
User:even taking tablets will have the pains for 5 days it seems is it true
Doctor:Tablets are easy
Doctor:it is true
Doctor:Both are painful
User:but after D&E the patient can walk back to home without much pain
Doctor:That is right
User:ok doctor
User:just a last question
User:what will be the approx. cost for D&E?
Doctor:It would be around 2000 INR
User:and for tablet means?
Doctor:Around 1000 INR
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Is that all for now?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes doctr
User:thanks for your valuable suggestions
User:appreciate your expertise in answering the queries
User:really thank you very much doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Great day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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