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Aborted with zytotec. Blood was black, then normal. Is the abortion success?

hi dr , i am annie , i was had an abortion alone at home and i just take zytotec yesterday , my pregnancy is 4 weeks , after that i was bleeding , the first blood is black and after that is blood is normal ,so the meaning is abortion is succes ? so do i need test again with pregnancy test again ?to make sure is the abortion is succesfull,so when i should to test after take that, thanks dr
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

From the information provided, it does sound like the abortion was successful although, noticing contents of pregnancy would have provided a further confirmation.

Without visual confirmation of the same, it is protocol to conduct a pregnancy test 24 hours after administration of the tablets (orally or by vagina). So, yes, I would recommend a pregnancy test to confirm the successful nature of the medication.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: . I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Richa Agarwal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
You should always consult a gynaecologist before taking abortion pills otherwise chances of incomplete abortion, infection and bleeding may be present.
You should consult a gynaecologist for ultrasonography after 2 weeks of abortion to rule out whether it is completed or not.
No use of pregnancy test to see whether abortion is complete or not.
Good luck.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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