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Safety of abortion in the 8th week - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abortion and Stillbirth
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My wife is having a delay of 7 days in her monthly period. How can I be sure if she is pregnanat?
Doctor :   As I told you earlier, the Urine pregnancy test
User :   alright sir, i was not sure that i was talking to the same person.
User :   please tell me if velocit would be available in xxxx...
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Even if its not available
Doctor :   you can ask for UPT kit/strips
User :   are those strips foolproof?
Doctor :   The test has to be done after a week of missing the period
Doctor :   some cases do show negative result inspite of being pregnant
User :   for an exact cycle she was supposed to have her periods 7 days back.
User :   so may be tomorrow we can have the test.
User :   sir actually we are not totally ready to have a child yet
User :   as i am leaving the country for my Phd
User :   it may take a couple of years...
User :   in this situation what would be your suggestion?
User :   how safe is an abortion? she is 28 years old
Doctor :   There is no other option, she need an abortion
User :   would it comply with the legal issues in xxx?
Doctor :   She needs a medical abortion
Doctor :   They come with complications
Doctor :   The earlier you do the abortion, saferit is
Doctor :   Abortion is done upto 20 weeks
User :   Would it be safe after 8 weeks? its the 5th week running.
User :   20 weeks!!! Is it so?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   She is amazed to know that and asks for a confirmation from your end...
User :   oh ho...
User :   However that would be around 5 months!!!
Doctor :   Yes
User :   well, please tell me about the medical abortion... would it be surgical or medicinal.
Doctor :   Medical
User :   Medicinal?
User :   Using drugs?
Doctor :   if she goes for it immediately
Doctor :   within 63 days
Doctor :   of fetal age
User :   is the date counted from the last period?
Doctor :   Oral tablets will suffice within 63 days
Doctor :   No, from the ovulation date
User :   are they available over the counter in xxx?
Doctor :   No
User :   or a prescription is mandatory?
User :   oh
Doctor :   They are very dangerous hen taken without supervision
Doctor :   when taken without supervision
User :   under what circumstances do doctors allow abortion? what if they refuse. I told you my condition, would they agree?
Doctor :   They would agree
User :   would I have to submit any documents?
Doctor :   No
User :   please tell me if my wife would be in any way be in danger?
Doctor :   As I told you, there are complications
User :   like?
Doctor :   like embolis
User :   please explain, I don't know about it
Doctor :   Air Embolism, Excess bleeding, in case of ectopic pregnancy- internal bleeding
User :   once abortion is done, would there be any problem in future pregnancy as we don't have a child as such?
Doctor :   Adverse effects of the drug
Doctor :   like nausea
Doctor :   vomiting,
User :   apart from them would there be any future problem?
User :   Hello Sir!!!
User :   :O
Doctor :   If done immediately by medical procedure, then there is no long term
User :   oh that is great relaxation...
Doctor :   adverse effects either on general well being or reproductive functioning
User :   sir, in the case of excess bleeding should she do?
Doctor :   She need not do anything
Doctor :   the gynecologist will give her some other
Doctor :   medicines to stop it
User :   so we better visit a doctor tomorrow.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   if I may, could I ask if a meeting with you be possible?
Doctor :   Sorry, we do not have a clinical set up here, we undertake only calls & chats
User :   thanks a lot.
User :   it was good to talk to you.
User :   :)
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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