Side Effects From Abortion Pills

Methotrexate and Misoprostol are the pills used for medical abortion. Some of the possible side effects are cramping, nausea, diarrhea, fever, heavy bleeding, infection, and incomplete abortion.

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What is Mifegest used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a pill of 200 mcg yesterday night and two pills of 200 mcg of Mifegest kit today morning and I am having lower back pain and abdominal cramps. So, when will bleeding start? And is it risky that I cannot handle it by myself at home?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The first pill dislodges the embryo from the uterine lining and you may have some vomiting tendency, but no bleeding. Then the second pills make the uterus to contract and open the cervical canal and the dislodged embryo falls out. The ideal way of...  Read Full »

How to confirm abortion after taking abortion kit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse on the 11th. My menses date was on 26th of the same month, but I missed my menses. I had a pregnancy test after eight days and it was positive. I took the first set of abortion pills on the same day at 6:30 PM. At 10:30 PM, I started to have bleeding and the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you have not mentioned the name of the pills or the pack that you have taken for medical abortion. From the set of pills, I understand that you have taken two pills at 6.30 PM and then a second set of Misoprostol pills at 10 AM after 16 hours. This is a wron...  Read Full »

Would papaya and long distance travel result in abortion?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 7 weeks pregnant and I want to terminate it. Please suggest me some natural methods.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are medical methods available which could be availed under a doctor's supervision only. This is an abortion kit containing one Mifegest (Mifepristone) tablet 200 mg to be taken orally and 4 Misoprostol 200 mcg to be inserted per vagina after 48 hours of...  Read Full »

My friend took abortion pills and is now bleeding heavily. Does she need a D and C?

Query: Hello doctor,A 29 year old female had an abortion through pills. She took Mifepristone initially, and Misoprostol tablets 800 mcg sublingually 26 hours later. She had severe pain and contraction immediately after taking Misoprostol. Two hours later the placenta and blood clots came out. She had hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dosing schedule was wrong. The basic mistake was you did not know the age of the fetus. This medical abortion is recommended for pregnancies that are less than 63 days. Now, you definitely need an ultrasound of the lower abdomen. It is fortunate that she is no...  Read Full »

I am pregnant.I do not want to carry my pregnancy.Can I take abortion pills?

Query: Hi, I was supposed to get my period on the 19th of this month. Generally, my period lasts 25 days, but it did not arrive this month. After taking a urine test using a pregnancy detection kit, I received a positive result. So, I think I am pregnant. I have not taken a scan or contacted a doctor. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi and welcome to icliniq.com. Since a urine pregnancy test result was positive, you are pregnant. However, it is very important to confirm the same by scan and to locate the pregnancy to make sure it is in the uterus and not outside, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies cannot...  Read Full »

Why do some women put on a lot of weight after an abortion?

Query: Hello doctor,Please tell me. What are the reasons for some girls to put on weight after they have an abortion? Also, is it common for all women?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, I would say that the women usually gain weight after abortion for many reasons: Water retention. Emotional eating. To fulfill the stress of undergoing an abortion, the body triggers off a hunger mechanism. Hope y...  Read Full »

I had a blood clot after taking Cytotec. Was the abortion successful?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 55 kg. I had an abortion of one month with Cytotec and what I experienced was a blood clot with no bleeding. The second day, there was a blood clot. Until now, there is no bleeding. I have pain in my belly. Was the abortion successful?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With Cytotec (Misoprostol) alone the success rate of abortion is around 75% to 85%. How much of the dose have you taken? The bleeding will last for four to five days. If you feel you have not bled properly and if you are having more bleeding than usual then get a ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and bleeding profusely. Should I take an abortion pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five weeks pregnant. From the last four days, I have bleeding. I consulted my doctor and she gave me a medicine but, it did not work. This is similar to what happened in my last pregnancy which I lost at two and a half months. So, I decided not to continue with this pregnancy. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that it must be very distressing for you. But I do not understand why you want to take medicines for abortion when you already have had one previously. If you are still bleeding and the baby is viable (alive) on the scan, they would prescribe you ...  Read Full »

My wife made a mistake while taking the abortion kit. Should she take another?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife's pregnancy test came positive. So, she had taken a Clear kit on the 20th. But, the period did not come. What to do? Can she take another Clear kit?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wait for two more days. If there is still no bleeding, consult a gynecologist. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

In how many days of pregnancy can I opt medical abortion?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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