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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   I wanted some information about MTP
User :   Medical Termination of Pregnancy
User :   Actually we had sex on 6th of august, 2010 and our protection (condom) failed.
User :   And now my Fiancee has not come in her masturation cycle
User :   she did a pregnancy test using testing kit and found that she is pregnant
Doctor :   May I know from which country you are from?
User :   India
User :   Can you please suggest which method for abortion will be good?
Doctor :   Since it has been almost a month
Doctor :   but less than 63 days, which is the cut off period for
Doctor :   medical method
Doctor :   Your gynecologist will opt medical method with
Doctor :   Mifepristone and Misoprostol
Doctor :   with vacuum suction
User :   Is there any method which can be done without Gynecologist?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   The conceptus has grown
User :   Ok, and does she needs to be admitted?
Doctor :   to a large
Doctor :   size
Doctor :   by now & is too risky to get the job
Doctor :   done anywhere else other than the hospital
User :   Ok, does she needs to be admitted?
Doctor :   It is an OPD
Doctor :   procedure
Doctor :   takes a 20 to 40 mins
User :   Ok, and will it be done in one day?
User :   Is it like she needs to take some pill and after few days she need to go back to doctor for vacuum suction?
Doctor :   Yes there are 2 methods
User :   which one is prefered?
Doctor :   Your gynecologist will prefer to give you the tablets- Mifepristone on day one, & send her home
Doctor :   & 2days later if the abortion has not taken place(at home)
Doctor :   then another dose shall be repeated
Doctor :   the other method is D&C, OPD procedure
User :   How D&C will work? and how much time it may take?
User :   I mean what is D&C?
Doctor :   The vagina is dilated & the uterus scraped
Doctor :   Will take 30 to 45mins
User :   and she can go home immediatly?
User :   I mean does she need to be hospitalized or something?
Doctor :   No hospitalization
Doctor :   OPD
Doctor :   Outpatient
User :   ok, so which one do you prefer Mifepristone or D&C?
Doctor :   Mifepristone but have to examine the patient before I decide
User :   If you are from india, or if you know how much both Mifepristone and D&C cost, can you give me that information? Or atleast which one is expensive
Doctor :   D&C is more expensive
Doctor :   Mifepristone is cheap
User :   ok, and for Mifepristone method, only Mifepristone will be used or Misoprostol will also be used?
Doctor :   Yes Misoprostol may be used along
Doctor :   it causes contraction of the uterus
User :   And one more question, after taking Mifepristone, when abortion happens at home, the blood and tissues will come out right? are there any chances that bleeding will not stop?
Doctor :   Yes there are chances
Doctor :   hence this treatment must be done only ubder supervision of a
Doctor :   qualified gynecologist
User :   for abortion do we need to produce any proof or document for legal stuff?
Doctor :   The gynecologist will give you thorough guidlines
Doctor :   No
User :   can you suggest any primary (first aid) steps to stop the bleeding? before reaching to gynec?
Doctor :   There is nothing that can be done, its a rare event
Doctor :   you must reach hospital for treatment, in that rare event
User :   Ok, Doc thanks for all this information, I guess time is about to get over, so are my questions. I will save other questions for Gynec. Thank you once again for help.
Doctor :   The gynecologist will give you thorough & better guidelines
Doctor :   your welcome
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