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13 week pregnant. Want medical abortion done. Is mifepristone and misoprostol effective?

Mar 2016
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kindly advise mifepristone orally, misoprostol internally is effective MTP in 13th week after LMP
ultra sound scan today 13th august 2013 showed all 4 limbs are short.
phocomelia, increase muchal, translucency.
invasive procedure
Posted Tue, 3 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Medical Abortion Is Not Effective At 13th Week.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

I am so sorry to hear about phocomelia baby in current pregnancy. However, it is an unfortunate event.

Medical abortion is done up to 9 weeks by abortion pills successfully. At 13th week of gestational age, it is not recommended.

Here, you have to undergo Dilation and Evacuation (D & E) - a surgical procedure to terminate the current pregnancy. It is the best method at this stage. Kindly, consult with your gynecologist at the earliest to proceed the same.

Hope, above information is helpful. Let me know, if you need any clarification.

Wish your good health. Good luck.

Dr Soumen
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