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How should medical abortion be done?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: i have been suggested to take 2 tablets of misoprosol after 36 hours of swallowing mifepristone
and other 2 tablets after 12 hours .
but after reading on the internet i see there is a different procedure.
so should i have it all together bucaly or take it as suggested above?
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (25 minutes later)
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Answered below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Firstly, I would like to ask you to see a specialist and get your pregnancy confirmed through a clinical exam, a trans-vaginal sonogram to see the location of the gestation sac and also the age of pregnancy.

The process of inducing a medical abortion should be done under medical supervision as otherwise there is a risk of incomplete abortion leading to heavy bleeding, infection and also the possibility of trying to abort an ectopic pregnancy which can cause grave danger.

Please follow the doctor's instructions and do not self-medicate yourself. There are different regimes of medication each with slight variation and the best suited for you can be decided by your doctor.

Hope you have had your query clarified. Please feel free to contact for further information. I will be happy to help.

regards,
Shanti.V.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shanti Vennam (46 minutes later)
But my Pregnancy is confirmed. I just need to know how to take the misoprostol tablets. Seperately or all 4 of them togeth
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answered below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing back.

The four tablets of Misoprostol should be inserted vaginally together and not at intervals. If you prefer the buccal method, you should see that you retain the tablets for 20-30 minutes in the buccal cavity until they dissolve totally.

Hope your query has been answered. Please contact if you need any more information. I will be ready to help.

regards,
Shanti.V.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
Ok doctor thanyou very much....
Sobil do the 4 meds. Together ... thru buccal cavity
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you may.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your feedback.

You are welcome anytime. You may take the medication as mentioned.

Hope all your queries are answered. Please contact if you need any more information. I will be available to help.

Wish you good health.

regards,
Shanti.V.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How should medical abortion be done?

Brief Answer: Answered below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Firstly, I would like to ask you to see a specialist and get your pregnancy confirmed through a clinical exam, a trans-vaginal sonogram to see the location of the gestation sac and also the age of pregnancy. The process of inducing a medical abortion should be done under medical supervision as otherwise there is a risk of incomplete abortion leading to heavy bleeding, infection and also the possibility of trying to abort an ectopic pregnancy which can cause grave danger. Please follow the doctor's instructions and do not self-medicate yourself. There are different regimes of medication each with slight variation and the best suited for you can be decided by your doctor. Hope you have had your query clarified. Please feel free to contact for further information. I will be happy to help. regards, Shanti.V.