Abortion

Ending pregnancy by removing the fetus before it can survive outside the uterus is called abortion. Medical abortion is done up to the 10th week of pregnancy, where tablets Mifepristone and Misoprostol are used. The other methods used are vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induction abortion.

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What is the procedure for abortion at 6 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to get a summary of abortion options for someone 6 weeks pregnant. Please explain the risk statistics as in what percentage the patient have risks and what type of patients they typically are. The woman in question is an otherwise healthy 21 year old.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For someone who is 6 weeks or 42 days pregnant as per the ultrasound and the pregnancy has been localized intrauterine, there are actually two options: Medical termination. Surgical evacuation with suction and evacuation. 1. Medical Termination In medical abortion the...  Read Full »

Two months after my abortion, I have occasional spotting and positive pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a medical abortion two months back, after which I just passed blood clots. After ten days, I had my period, which ran for ten days. Since then, I have been having occasional spotting. And I did a home pregnancy test which came out as positive. I do not know if I am still pregnant. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are having some retained products of conception, causing intermittent bleeding. Apart from this, your pregnancy test is also positive for the same reasons. So I will suggest you get an ultrasound of the abdomen done and have a look to fin...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for bleeding profusely at five weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five weeks pregnant. From the last four days, I have bleeding. I consulted my doctor and she gave me a medicine but, it did not work. This is similar to what happened in my last pregnancy which I lost at two and a half months. So, I decided not to continue with this pregnancy. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that it must be very distressing for you. But I do not understand why you want to take medicines for abortion when you already have had one previously. If you are still bleeding and the baby is viable (alive) on the scan, they would prescribe you ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for continued bleeding after ten days of medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion ten days ago. I had a bleeding until yesterday, which was brown in color. So, I took a USG today, which showed the endometrium thickness to be 12 mm. Is this normal? Is D and C really required in my case? Is there any other treatment option?  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no need of undergoing a D and C (dilation and curettage) if there are no retained products seen in the USG (ultrasound sonography), and symptomatically there is no bleeding or spotting.For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  Read Full »

Is it possible to end an pregnancy naturally at second month?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 2 months pregnant. How to abort naturally using pills? Female, weight-43kg, height-155cm.  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two months of pregnancy cannot be aborted with pills and what you are asking naturally is not in the hands of doctors. If you want to abort this pregnancy, it will be done by a specialized doctor and it is going to be a surgical procedure known as dilation and ev...  Read Full »

I am 1 month pregnant, and I have a 5 month old baby. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a 5 months baby (cesarean). The baby and I are fine. From day one, he is fit. There is no health issues since his birth. And I did not have any health issues after delivery of our first baby. I got pregnant again, and it has been a month now. Please suggest a wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you have provided, it looks like you have an unplanned pregnancy. I am not sure about the reason why you do not want to continue the pregnancy. Even though spacing pregnancies is advisable, it is not a hard and fast rule. You can continue this preg...  Read Full »

I had a medical abortion using Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Will it affect my future pregnancies?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a medical abortion using the combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol. During the procedure, I had severe cramping and bleeding. After the procedure, I felt a mass passing through my vagina. A week after, I went to get an ultrasound to see if the abortion was successful. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall explain to you the ultrasound findings. The endometrium is intact and thick, but there are no retained products. So it will resolve on its own. Do not worry about that. It is normal to have endometrial hypertrophy after abortion. Your abortion is complete. You hav...  Read Full »

Do I need to take Duoluton L pills for 21 days after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Duoluton-L pills for 21 days to be taken after 5 days of my D and C. She also advised me that I will get my normal periods after 21 days. Do I need to take all the pills? Or can I stop after taking around 16 or 17 pills?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually after any abortion, the patient might experience some spotting for a few weeks as well as irregular cycle. This pill will help you to subside this flow and will try to re-establish your regular cycle pattern. Moreover, there is an incidence of ovulatio...  Read Full »

Can I get my periods correctly from the next cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion about two months back. Last month, I did not get my natural periods. So, this month I took the tablet Primolut N and got my period. I took FSH and LH test, and it was in a 1:1 ratio. On the 12th day of my LMP, I took a follicular scan. There was no follicle se...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Polycystic ovary syndrome may lead to a lack of ovulation or delayed ovulation. So, lack of ovulation on the 12th day of the last menstrual period does not mean that ovulation will not happen this month; it may be just delayed. I suggest that you follow up the ovulati...  Read Full »

Will the uterus clear out naturally after a miscarriage, or do I need medical attention?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstruation happened 45 days ago. I did a home pregnancy test one week ago, and the result came back positive. But I had spotting 40 days ago. The beta hCG, which was 115 on my first test reduced on a repeat test. I started bleeding today, which I guess to be a miscarriage. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your bleeding is because of spontaneous abortion. This is characterized by heavy bleeding with or without clots for one day, followed by reduced bleeding and then stopping bleeding. This can progress into a complete abortion, leading t...  Read Full »

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