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Home pregnancy test showed positive. Safe to have abortion at home?

Mar 2013
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Hi i saw my period last feb on the 8 and i have sex on feb 17. and now the month of march i did not see my period i went to phamacy to buy a pregnancy test and it was can i abort it without going to the abortion clinic and what pills can i used?
Posted Sat, 30 Mar 2013 in Abortion and Stillbirth
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 9 minutes later
Thanks for your query.

Please do not play with your life by thinking about doing an abortion at home.
Firstly, you have to confirm your pregnancy by visiting a gynaecologist.
The exact weeks of pregnancy also have to be confirmed , because medical abortion pills do not work beyond certain time period.
Also, the Gynecologist will confirm that pregnancy is inside the uterus and not ectopic ( outside uterus ).
Without these steps, if you take pills, you have a risk of severe bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion etc.
Also, the pills have to be taken in correct dosage and schedule depending on how far gone the pregnancy is.

So please consult a Gynecologist at the earliest and go for the procedure with safety and assurance.
Also whether you undergo medical or surgical abortion, it is a must to have follow up visit with your doctor to confirm that abortion is complete.

Take care, and feel free to ask for further clarifications.
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