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I am in a living together relationship and I doubt

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 13743 Questions

Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2019 in Pregnancy
Question: I am in a living together relationship and I doubt that my partner is conceived due to failed contraceptive can I get this tested and aborted at the early stage and if so what is the procedure . will doctors agree to do the necessary course of action as we are not legally married. when my partner tested using a prega news kit it confirms the pregnancy. it is almost 40 days since she had her periods. please guide to the following question
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Abortion can be done with pills.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
If the pregnancy kit has shown two lines then the pregnancy is present. It is essential to have the pregnancy confirmed by a gynecologist before proceeding for abortion.
It must be exactly dated too.
Next, medical abortion pills are to be taken as per prescription and correct schedule that your doctor explains to you. It is possible till 49 days after the date of start of last menstrual period.
I can explain the general protocol to you, but again, taking them without consulting a doctor is not just illegal, but potentially life threatening.
Generally, 1 tablet of Mifepristone is taken orally.
24 hours later, 2 tablets of 200 mcg Cytotec are taken orally or vaginally followed by 2 more such tablets another 24 hours later.
After this procedure, bleeding and cramping might start within 24 - 48 hours, and continue for upto 2 - 3 weeks.
It is also vital to have a follow up ultrasound scan to check that the abortion pills worked and the uterus is empty, after 15 days of taking the tablets.
Failing to take these precautions , there are risks such as - infection, uncontrolled bleeding, retained products, undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy etc.
And if these steps are followed, the pills work in more than 95 % of cases.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 23 minutes later
my partner is very hesitant to visit doctor as we are unmarried , as I was doing some research I came to know that conducting abortion to unmarried women is legal I just want to make sure that there will be no complications when I visit the doctor as we are not married kindly help me embrace some courage to my partner to agree to visit doctor
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Consulting a gynecologist is necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
The abortion in unmarried females is legal. There is no need to worry. She needs to consult a gynecologist before it is too late.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

The User accepted the expert's answer

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