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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I had a failed medical abortion. Will it cause malformation in baby?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a question concerning a failed medical abortion. I have read the odds and they do not look good. I am 11 weeks pregnant and my medical abortion failed. I started having second thoughts about keeping the baby since this happened but I am also concerned for malformations and any oth... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been given tablet Mifepristone 200 mg during the medical abortion process then there is no point continuing the pregnancy as it can cause congenital anomalies in the foetus, however, if only Misoprostol was used then you can contemplate continuation. Ther... Read Full »
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 »
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 TerminationIn medical abortion the pati... Read Full »
Should I worry about sudden drop in neutrophil and WBC count?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old woman. I have recently lost a pregnancy at 19 weeks due to membrane rupture. I had induced abortion with Misoprostol two weeks back and there is no complication since. I have had a CBC done almost every week from the starting of my pregnancy and they were all absolutely ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The WBC count (white blood cell) varies on day-to-day and hourly basis and also depending on variable internal factors. Corticosteroids can affect WBC count, particularly neutrophils. At present, maybe due to stress, wh... Read Full »
Small amount of amniotic fluid leak for 10 days followed by bleeding. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a woman aged 34 years old, 23 weeks pregnant, a small amount of amniotic fluid outflow for 10 days, a small amount of bright red bleeding for one day. The b-ultrasound heart is normal, amniotic fluid is less than normal, domestic doctors recommend termination of pregnancy. I want... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been experiencing an outflow of amniotic fluid since 10 days and now bleeding for a day then only this history is showing the history of preterm premature rupture of membranes that can lead to chorioamnionitis (infection within the womb) and intrauterine fet... Read Full »
I took Misoprostol to terminate the pregnancy, and it has been 48 hours since then, but I am still bleeding. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a single woman living in a country that banned abortions. When I found out that I was four weeks pregnant I had to terminate the pregnancy. I got three doses of Misoprostol (800 mcg each) and had excessive bleeding the whole night. I felt fine the next morning but I was still bleedin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) that needs emergency major surgery. It would be better if you would send me your scan so I could comment more easily. To remove the retained product of conception we can take the help of conservative (... Read Full »
My periods are late by seven days, and I tested positive for a blood beta-hCG test. Is medical abortion possible?
Query: Hello doctor, I had my period in the middle of the last month, and I had unprotected sex after my period. I ate an I-pill later that evening. I also took a tetanus injection a week after. Now, my periods are late for seven days. I did a blood beta HCG test after consulting online. I have attached m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you perform an ultrasound scan to determine the location and the gestational age of the fetus. The method of termination can be decided after taking an ultrasound scan. If it is less than seven weeks, a medical termination can be... Read Full »
Can I take an MTP kit at home without a doctor's guidance?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old married woman. I have missed my period. When I tested using a Prega News kit, the result was positive. I do not like to have a baby now and I want to terminate my pregnancy with the help of MTP kit. Please advise me how and when to take medicine for termination. Do I ne... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, your decision of not reporting to the doctor itself is very wrong and trying to abort at home is further wrong as MTP can lead to a lot of bleeding complications which you cannot manage at home after taking the medicine as a dosed protocol. The MTP kit (medi... Read Full »
Is D and C procedure necessary for blighted ovum?
Query: Hi doctor, According to my LMP now I am 9 weeks pregnant. I went for USG TV 20 days back and it showed that I was 7 weeks and 2 days and now it would be 8 weeks. USG shown gestational sac with no yolk sac and fetal pole. They said it is BO and to go through D&C. I am confused what to do now. Sha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 6 weeks and beyond we expect a fetal pole or yolk sac to be visualized on USG. By 7 weeks, we must see the cardiac activity. If there is no embryo and no heart beat even beyond 7 weeks, we call it a blighted ovum (BO) with only a sac and no contents inside. It can h... 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 »
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... Read Full »
Is CT scan safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I was hospitalized for a week due to UTI. As a part of it, a CT scan was taken, which showed that I am completely cured. Then the next day, a blood test showed two weeks pregnancy. I am worried that the CT scan would have an adverse effect on the baby. Could... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and I understood your concerns. CT scan has strong radiations, and it is known to have adverse effects on the fetus. You should consult a gynecologist and decide further action. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to more fur... Read Full »