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 to do if there is no heartbeat during the 9th week?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. She is in the eighth week of pregnancy. We consulted a gynecologist. During the sixth week, she was able to see the heartbeat of the baby. But now, she is unable to see it. On seeing the scan, she told me that there is an abnormal growth of the baby and so she asked us...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your description, your wife seems to have missed miscarriage. The fetus has failed to grow due to stoppage of the heartbeat. It can get aborted on its own or you can take medications to abort it. It takes some time to get aborted on its own or you can c...  Read Full »

Can Yasmin pills be taken two weeks after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,Myself and my wife had unprotected sex before two weeks. She told me that it was her sixth day after having her last period. Now, she has soreness in her breast for three days and we are worried whether she is pregnant. We are not willing to have a pregnancy at this point. Does taking Yasm...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it was the sixth day after having her last period, then it means that it is the eleventh day of her menstrual cycle. Ovulation starts from 14th to 16th day of the cycle if she has a 28 days cycle. This is the period where she has a higher chance to become pregnant if...  Read Full »

I have done an aspiration abortion a month back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an aspiration abortion at five weeks of pregnancy about a month ago. The day after the procedure all my pregnancy symptoms went away. I started birth control two days later. I just ended my first period a week ago. I am currently on the birth control pill Aviane. I have not had s...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you got is not a period but a withdrawal bleeding caused by finishing of contraceptive pills. Your symptoms may be due to the effect of the pills. Though rare pregnancy may continue even after aspiration and even in the presence of bleeding. To get rid of the anxiet...  Read Full »

Am I taking my birth control pills in the right sequence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am on birth control pills (Femilon) from the last two months. I had finished the first pack on the 19th last month. After that, I got my period on the sixth pill-free day, that is, on the 25th. I have restarted the new pack on the 27th. I have taken all t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have correctly taken all the pills in the pack regularly as prescribed, that is for 21 days with 7 days off, there is very less chance of a pregnancy. The failure rates of pills, if properly used, is less than 0.5 %. So, you need not panic and repeat your urin...  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 1:1 ratio. On the 12th day of my LMP, I took a follicular scan. There was no follicle seen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 ovulation...  Read Full »

Why is my wife bleeding from the anus after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was admitted to hospital due to incomplete abortion and dengue fever NS1 reactive. She had 6 weeks pregnancy. Doctor has done surgical abortion and it was found dengue fever after blood test. She was admitted for three days. Her initial platelet count was 150000 and later 180000, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How reliable were those blood tests? If those were reliable, then there is no need to worry for bleeding from two sites. Otherwise, repeat it from a good place. Secondly, just start any birth control pill from today as it will lessen the bleeding. I suggest Laxit plus...  Read Full »

Why are my periods heavy and painful after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an issue. Now I had an abortion two months back when I was just a couple days past two months. Now since I did that, my periods have been heavy and very painful. Also, I keep having pelvic pain and sometimes stomach pain. Could I please get some advice on what might be the issu...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, and drug history. Have healthy habits like daily exercise, walk, yoga and a healthy nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil and spice. Have a soft diet and complete check-up and ...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometr...  Read Full »

I had sex after a week of taking abortion pills. Will it cause any infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I was six weeks pregnant, and on the ninth and tenth of this month, I had severe cramps and heavy bleeding. So, I consulted my doctor on the 11th, and she said that it was a miscarriage, and she gave me the first dose of the abortion pill. She gave the second dose on the 13th, which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of pregnancy, but it is tough to say. Mostly, ovulation takes approximately 15 to 20 days to resume after abortion. But sometimes, it can resume early. As it is just six days after the last tablet, there is very less chance. But yes, be car...  Read Full »

My pregnancy test remains positive after abortion. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an early aspiration abortion two months back. They found two sacks and that were removed. Last week, I felt weird and took a pregnancy test. The test came back positive. I went into the doctor's office, and they did an ultrasound. They did find some leftover tissue that they removed,...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had an ectopic pregnancy, then it would show on the sonogram. Pregnancy test could be positive due to leftover tissue. As it was removed, it should be examined by histopathology test. Sometimes hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) producing trophoblastic tissue (it i...  Read Full »

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