Medical Termination Of Pregnancy

Medical termination of pregnancy or medical abortion is the use of medicines to end a pregnancy that is in its early stages or to complete an early miscarriage. The medications used are Misoprostol, Mifepristone, and Methotrexate.

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Can you use an MTP kit if your last period was 43 days back?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period came before 43 days. When can I use MTP kit?  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, you have to check urine for pregnancy. The pregnancy test will be positive from the next day after the missed periods. So, you should get two lines if pregnant, now. Once confirmed, have a scan to confirm the location of pregnancy. MTP (medical termination of pregn...  Read Full »

How to know whether my friend is free of RPOC?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had MTP and passed the lumps. But, her second scan showed RPOC. The doctor gave her Misoprostol 200 mg two doses for three days. After taking medicine, she has not bled. Is that fine or should we worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It should be fine, if she has passed the RPOC (retained products of conception). Sometimes, the RPOC will get passed without knowing it. If bleeding has stopped, then no need to worry. I hope that her doctor had given antibiotics. For further information consult an obstet...  Read Full »

What does no cardiac activity on an early ultrasound mean?

Query: Hi doctor, The issue is after January, and my menstruation was missed. I checked at home using a pregnancy strip and saw a positive result. After that, I met a gynecologist. She took sonography and prescribed medicines to review again after 15 days. She did not find cardiac activity in the fetus. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Considering that your last menstrual period date was in January, so that makes you ten weeks and one day pregnant as of date today. But having gone through the latest ultrasound for a dating scan (attachments removed to protect the patient'...  Read Full »

Can you use MTP pills if you have had a cesarean section?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a C-section delivery twice in two consecutive years, definitely with no complications. Now she is pregnant again after five years. Can we take MTP pills as we do not want a baby now? She is 30 days pregnant. Please help us with this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details mentioned by you and would help you out for sure. See, as your wife already had cesarean sections twice in two consecutive years, the risk to the scarred uterus with medications or surgical evacuation does exist. But as the pregnancy is ...  Read Full »

Is Arava safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from arthritis for the last 6 years. We visited many doctors, but she did not get proper relief. Recently, my wife started taking Arava 20 mg and many others. We were told to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. But, my wife is 2 months pregnant now an...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Arava (Leflunomide) is a teratogenic drug and should not be used in pregnancy. Also, one should not plan to conceive for at least after two years of stopping the drug. In cases like you, one option is to abort and the second is to take the risk of...  Read Full »

How soon will I get pregnant after MTP?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS for the last two years. I got an MTP done in 14 weeks due to some complications. I got heavy menses two months after abortion which were very heavy. I got intimated soon after my periods for four days, but with condoms. I took UPT (preganews) the next month and was negativ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stop worrying so much. According, to the information provided by you. You had your first period on 7th May and second on 13 June and third on 30th July. You were sexually active on 16 May and not after that. You did your last UPT on 23rd July. According to this inf...  Read Full »

How to know if abortion was successful or not?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I was four weeks pregnant last Tuesday. I took Misoprostol sublingually three times on three hours interval. Later that evening, I had serious cramps and diarrhea. I bled a little and passed out blood clots twice. Then the next day, I noticed I was passing out blood tiss...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medical abortion is available once a pregnancy is detected via ultrasound (usually around five weeks) up to nine weeks (63 days) gestation. The abortion is achieved using a combination of two medications which work together to terminate a pregnancy. If you feel it i...  Read Full »

What to do if you get chickenpox during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My weight is 48 kg. I am 3 months 2 weeks pregnant. Now, I got chickenpox. I am very anxious about the adverse affect for my baby. I have visited a gynecologist and she suggested me to get abortion. Please clarify me the right step.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Really this is a confusing state, but this does not mean you have to abort the fetus right now. When mother get infected with chickenpox, fetus carries a risk. But the risk is only 2% and in those cases the fetus might develop rarely some form of abnormality. Thus...  Read Full »

Until when can medical abortion be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I have missed my periods, but there are no symptoms of pregnancy. If get pregnant, within how many days of pregnancy can I opt medical abortion? What are the tests to be done before medical abortion? Please suggest.    Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Medical termination can be carried out safely and effectively, up to 9 weeks. After nine weeks, you would need to go for a surgical evacuation. This would require you to get an ultrasound scan to see from the gestational age of the baby and a hemoglobin of this patie...  Read Full »

When shall we engage in sex after abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 25 years old. She was pregnant for 3 months. Last week, we lost the kid due to some troubles got aborted. D and C was not done but the fetus got out normally after medical treatment. My question is within what time we can engage in sex again? What all care should be given t...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Very sorry to hear about the loss. You can start trying for a baby after one month as the uterus and hormones take that much time to come back to the proper state. But if it is only sex then two weeks is fine. There is no special care or medicines required for her. Ju...  Read Full »

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