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What is the next step for abortion if misoprostal fails?

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If misoprostal fails than what is the next step for abortion?
Posted Sun, 17 Nov 2013 in Abortion and Stillbirth
Answered by Dr. Prasad 17 minutes later
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Dilatation and evaculation...

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If termination through regular misoprostol pills after mifepristone tablets fail to induce abortion within 2-3 days, some doctors try repeating the dose of misoprostol.

However I prefer to refer patients to gynecologist for dilatatio and evacuation. This procedure can be done at the doctor's office / clinic. The patient might need to stay in the hospital for few hours and will be discharged within a day.

You can contact your local gynecologist who can perform the procedure.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

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