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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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 »

Why is there heavy bleeding and weakness after MTP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old married female and have twins. Last month, I was again pregnant with twins and for some reasons, opted for MTP. It was done in a hospital. Of late, there has been heavy bleeding and resulting weakness. At the time of the medical procedure, I was prescribed capsule Zevi...  Read Full »


Dr. Veena Madhankumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for heavy bleeding could be due to some retained products of conception. Get an ultrasound examination which will tell about the status of the uterine cavity. Cause for the tiredness may be anemia due to bleeding and so, please check your hemoglobin level. ...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility of avoiding terminating a pregnancy when I have a rubella infection at 18 weeks of gestation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 weeks pregnant. When I was 16 weeks and 5 days pregnant, a few red rashes appeared on my face and I felt a little sick. On the next day, it spread to my hands and the upper part of the body along with a minor fever. So, I went to my gynecologist who referred me to a physician. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the rubella infections acquired before 16 weeks of pregnancy, results in severe malformations in the baby which may not be detected immediately by a level three ultrasound scan because the virus takes time to start affecting the various developing organs. If s...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get pregnant despite taking I-pill within 22 hours of unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex on the fifth and 15th day of her menstrual cycle. On the 15th day, she was on top, and I ejaculated. Later we took a bath, and after 20 to 22 hours, she took an I-pill. We later had protected intercourse, before and after this unprotected act too. ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Usually, every lady has ovulation around the 12th to the 16th day of the periods. The life of the egg is 24 hours, and that of the sperm is 72 hours. Sex on the fifth day was fine, but it cannot be said about that on the 15th day. The effectiveness o...  Read Full »

Why is my ultrasound scan showing only five week pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, The first ultrasound scan at six weeks showed a baby with heartbeats. But, after 15 days, it shows 5.5 weeks baby with no heartbeat. The doctor told me to take MTP pills. After taking these pills, I had heavy bleeding for six days, and from the seventh day, I started expelling black bl...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Am sorry for the loss you had. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first scan shows a six weeks baby, that is the actual size of the baby. Due to some cause, reason has to be found out, the heartbeat of th...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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