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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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...  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 »


Dr. Deepti Verma

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 »

Why is the reason for minimal bleeding after a medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was delayed. I had a pregnancy check which was positive. I consulted a gynecologist since I did not want a baby and hence decided to go for medical abortion (as my son is just 12 months). She prescribed me with medicine and after 48 hours she had asked me to place 4 medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I have gone through your history and ultrasound scan and it is showing that the abortion is incomplete and there are a retained products of conception in the uterine cavity. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Your docto...  Read Full »

My wife is 2 months pregnant, but no heartbeat seen in the scan. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 2 months pregnant. On ultrasound, no growth and heartbeat is seen. What can we do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry for both of you and I understand your concern. If there is no heart beat after two months, then the baby will not be alive. Consult a gynecologist at the earliest and take medicines to abort.   Read Full »

What is the significance of minimal fluid in POD?

Query: Hi doctor, We had unprotected sex and after that she took I-pill within one hour. Is there any chance of pregnancy? She had an ultrasound and there is minimal fluid found in POD. Otherwise, everything is fine. Please suggest what to do now.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the unprotected sex happened? When and why was ultrasound done? Fluid in POD (pouch of Douglas - between rectum and back part of uterus) in ultrasound can be due to ovulation. If unprotected sex happened around ovulation and had birth control pill, there will ...  Read Full »

I had bleeding after using the MTP kit during the fourth week of pregnancy. Does that indicate that my pregnancy is terminated?

Query: Hello doctor, I was four weeks pregnant last month. Unfortunately, I experienced bleeding when I used the MTP (medical termination of pregnancy) kit. Does it mean that my pregnancy is terminated?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you used the kit under medical supervision, it is most likely that the pregnancy would have got terminated. Please tell me when did you take the last dose. I suggest you get a blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or a urine pregnancy test done to ascertain the...  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 i...  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 »


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 »

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