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How long after taking Misoprostol will bleeding resume?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: Need help. My wife took one medicine (the big one). After 24 hours....she took the other two n after 4 hours she took the other two. Upto now, less bleeding n its been 12 hours already. Please help.
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wait 48-72 hrs for abortion process.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) Upon taking SECOND dose of Misoprostol tablet abdominal cramp and vaginal bleeding will start anytime between 24 to 72 hrs or as soon as possible. Within 72 hrs, most women will start to miscarry and light bleeding may continue till next 7 days. You must keep contact with local doctor for proper guidance and management in emergency situation.

2) In this case, I suggest her to wait another 48 hrs to get bleeding with clots and strong abdominal cramp. If abortion process doesn't start within this time, you must consult with GYNECOLOGIST for reassessment through proper clinical examination.

3) Pelvic ultrasound scan may be required additionally. Around 5% women need D & C or suction (surgical method) to evacuate the uterine cavity in the failure of medical abortion. Repeat dose of medicine may be given to complete abortion process before undergoing D & C.

Hope I have answered your query. Wish her good health and take care.

For future query, you can directly approach me through

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326

Regards,
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How long after taking Misoprostol will bleeding resume?

Brief Answer: Wait 48-72 hrs for abortion process. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments: 1) Upon taking SECOND dose of Misoprostol tablet abdominal cramp and vaginal bleeding will start anytime between 24 to 72 hrs or as soon as possible. Within 72 hrs, most women will start to miscarry and light bleeding may continue till next 7 days. You must keep contact with local doctor for proper guidance and management in emergency situation. 2) In this case, I suggest her to wait another 48 hrs to get bleeding with clots and strong abdominal cramp. If abortion process doesn't start within this time, you must consult with GYNECOLOGIST for reassessment through proper clinical examination. 3) Pelvic ultrasound scan may be required additionally. Around 5% women need D & C or suction (surgical method) to evacuate the uterine cavity in the failure of medical abortion. Repeat dose of medicine may be given to complete abortion process before undergoing D & C. Hope I have answered your query. Wish her good health and take care. For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326 Regards,