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What are the different options for abortion during twelve weeks? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Jan-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Here XXXXXXX .
User:Doctor tell me if i have an abortion in 12 weeks how are the options
User:what are the options
User:medical or surgical
User:or both are open ?
User:r u there ?
Doctor:At 12 weeks, you have an option to terminate pregnancy medically with pills.
User:so i can eat medicine and than my cycle starts
Doctor:Between 12 to 18 weeks, you may need both medical as well as surgical means.
Doctor:After 18 weeks, medical termination may be less feasible.
User:which one is the better option without pain
Doctor:Pain and bleeding is associated with both the procedure.
Doctor:The only advantage with medical pills is that you need not be hospitalized.
User:ok that's good
User:but dr r u sure at 12 weeks i can go for medical pills..
Doctor:With surgical methods, stay in the hospital would be needed.
Doctor:Medical pill use is an option at 12 weeks, however I would want you to get the termination done under care of a doctor.
Doctor:I would discourage you to use abortion pills without consulting a doctor.
User:yes tht is there dr.. i will surely go to the doctor
Doctor:You can consult the doctor and can opt for medical termination with pills.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:i would be visting the dr.. just wanted to know insight of it...
Doctor:Medical termination of pregnancy is governed by law of the country.
User:yes i know
Doctor:As per MTP act formulated in 1971, you can get this pregnancy terminated with pills when pregnancy is under 12 weeks.
Doctor:After 12 weeks, though you have an option to use medical pills, there will be other protocols
Doctor:therefore I would urge you to visit the gynecologist at the earliest
Doctor:if you are planning for termination.
User:dr i am excatly at 12 week at 3 days
User:and hv delayed thinking whethr to keep the baby or no
Doctor:I am unaware if there is any recent amendments in this act.
User:ok fine
Doctor:You can consult your gynecologist and plan termination accordingly.
Doctor:You have an option to use medical pills.
User:ok fine doctor
Doctor:If pills fail, which can happen in some case
Doctor:you can opt for surgical evacuation.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes doctor
User:no doctor
User:thanks so much, i will visit the gynaec soon
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks for your time
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