MTP refers to medical termination of pregnancy. It is a non surgical method of ending unwanted/unplanned pregnancy. It is done using an abortion kit which consists of two drugs Misoprostol and Mifepristone that are to be taken in a specific sequence.

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My wife had medical abortion three weeks ago and is still bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife had a medical abortion. She was three weeks pregnant at that time. She is still bleeding. I have attached her reports.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. MTP (medical termination pregnancy) pills should be consumed with a particular dose and scheduled according to weeks of gestation. Usually After taking Misoprostol (prostaglandin) tablets, bleeding will start within...  Read Full »

I took medicine for MTP but the bleeding was less, and I experienced cramps, acidity, along with headache. Is the abortion complete?

Query: Hello Doctor, My age is 30 and I have thyroid issues. I took pills for MTP. This was the first time I conceived. I recently started doing sex and used to have pain during intercourse. I have never taken any type of unwanted pills. I did the pregnancy test three times after four days of missing my pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should not have considered a medical method of MTP (medical termination of pregnancy) without confirming the location of the pregnancy. For your information, the pregnancy can be outside the uterus as well, called ectopic pregnancy, and medical MTP do not always work ...  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 »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Which method of abortion is better for 5 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am pregnant. The ultrasound shows five weeks ± two weeks of pregnancy. My symptoms are fatigue, emotional, indigestion, and anger. I am on Pantocid for five days. I want to abort my pregnancy. Please tell me which method is better - surgical or medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Aman Deep Raj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your ultrasound scan shows five weeks of intrauterine pregnancy, then you can go for a medical abortion by taking tablet Mifepristone 200 mg orally stat and after 48 hours of taking this medication, you can take tablet Misoprostol 400 micrograms orally and repeat ...  Read Full »

Can I take a contraceptive if my pregnancy kit shows positive?

Query: Hello doctor, My actual period date was over a month ago. I missed my period. A small dark spotting was seen. The pregnancy test is positive. Please suggest an abortion kit.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have missed your menses and the urine pregnancy test is positive and as I believe this is an unplanned pregnancy, firstly before considering an abortion pill, you must rule out an ectopic pregnancy as an abortion pill would then be ineffective. So, please g...  Read Full »

How to use the MTP kit to terminate my partner's pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, The period cycle of my fiancee falls on the 1st of every month. We had sex on the 13th and the 14th. She missed her periods this time and had a pregnancy test, which came back positive. She took a single tablet of Mifepristone at 2 p.m. The medical person asked her to take the first ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two types of medicines in the MTP kit (medical termination of pregnancy), one is Mifepristone, and the other one is Misoprostol. They are not always successful. There are 4 % to 5 % chances that one may require a surgical evacuation. You should have got ...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 Madhan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  Read Full »

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