Q. How long does it take for the abortion tablets to show results?

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Dr. Natasha Bansal
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This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

I used an abortion kit, and I have had cramps and loose motions since last night, but there has been no bleeding till now. Kindly help.



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I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out.

According to the symptoms you are describing, you will most likely start bleeding and the abortion process in a day. Sometimes the response is delayed. But yes, I would like to know how you took the kit, and how many you took, at what interval. So as to know whether it was the right way or not. Even after two to three days, if you do not expel something or there is no bleeding, then we may need an ultrasound to see the status of the pregnancy. Also, did you get an ultrasound before taking the kit? Sometimes the pregnancy can be implanted somewhere else, and an abortion kit will not help in those cases. In case you experience severe abdominal pain or excessive bleeding, or severe loose motions, do visit the nearest health facility.

I hope this helps you.

Kindly revert in case of further queries.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the response. Yes, I took the first one the day before yesterday and left four yesterday by putting it in the corner of the mouth to be slowly dissolved. I took the pregnancy kit test. Despite taking the medicine yesterday night, I am showing less bleeding.



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Usually, we give the other four tablets after 48 hours of taking the first big tablet. As you have taken the whole kit, I will not repeat any tablets for now. We need to wait for two more days for the bleeding. If the bleeding does not occur, then I suggest taking an ultrasound pelvis to check for the status of the pregnancy. According to the results of the ultrasound, further management will be done. If the fetus is inside the uterus, I can suggest you medicines, but if it is outside, you may need to visit a hospital as it cannot be managed through an online consultation. And as I have already mentioned earlier, if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding with clots, or dizziness at any time, you need to visit the hospital. For now, you can get a blood test done to assess the serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels to give us an idea about the pregnancy.I hope this helps you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the response. Can I take the Misoprostol again after 24 hours?



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My suggestion would be to not take it again as you have already taken four tablets. First, I suggest getting an ultrasound done, and after that, it can be decided whether to give Misoprostol again or not.

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