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Confirmed pregnancy from home kit. No ultrasound done. How to get abortion done?

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hello doctor, m 22 years old and confirmed about pregnancy buy home kit. not gone through ultrasound yet, got last mesuration on 2nd may. i dnt want a baby now. how can i go for abortion pls help
Posted Sat, 22 Jun 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam 27 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Firstly, you should see a specialist and get the confirmation of an intrauterine pregnancy through a physical exam as well as a trans-vaginal sonogram. The age of the pregnancy, i.e., the gestational age can be ascertained in the sonogram. Any ectopic pregnancy is excluded. You may need a routine blood count to check for any infections, anemia, bleeding time and clotting time as is usual before any procedure.

Secondly, you can have a medical abortion with the medication and the course prescribed by your consultant. There are various combinations available. Mifepristone and Misoprostol combination is by far the most effective. You should ask your consultant regarding the dosage. As you take the medication, you may abort within a few hours to a day. You should report to your doctor if the process does not initiate as expected, as you may need a higher dose or another method. Continuation of pregnancy after failure of abortion with medication is not advised as the drugs are teratogenic, i.e., they cause birth defects.

You should have a follow up once you abort. A physical exam and a repeat sonogram is mandatory after two weeks to confirm the completion of the process. You may use a contraceptive method that suits you after a couple of weeks. Repeated abortions are not advisable; they can ruin your future fertility.

Hope your query is answered. Please feel free to contact, if you need further clarifications. I will be happy to help.

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Follow-up: Confirmed pregnancy from home kit. No ultrasound done. How to get abortion done? 5 minutes later
how to take care after abortion?? and is this method safe.
Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam 8 minutes later

Thanks for writing back.

Medical abortion is safe enough provided you take all the necessary precautions suggested. After any abortion, abstinence should be practiced for at least a couple of weeks. After this period, you should choose one of the many contraceptive methods available with the advice of your consultant before you return to normal sexual life. Maintain genital hygiene to avoid any infection. Please have a follow up with your consultant.

Hope your doubt is clarified. Please get back if have further queries. I will be ready to help.

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