Terminate Pregnancy

Termination or abortion is the term used to describe th process of ending a pregnancy with the help of medicines or surgical procedures. A medical abortion that is terminating a pregnancy with the help of drugs can be done up to the 10th week.

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How to confirm my abortion after taking the Festone kit?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a Festone kit 1+4 after 40 days from LMP. Bleeding started within an hour, but it lasted for just few hours. How to confirm my abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your bleeding has stopped in just few hours, one cannot be sure if the abortion process has completed or not, unless an ultrasound confirmation is made. I hope you took the kit under a gynecologist advice after confirmation of an intrauterine pregnancy or after...  Read Full »

Do I have to terminate my pregnancy as I took steroids for herpes zoster infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am being advised to terminate a desired pregnancy because of the medication I have been prescribed to tackle a virus that I got just after becoming pregnant. I am looking for a second medical opinion on whether termination is necessary. I would like to understand the risks to the fetus o...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The increased exposure to corticosteroid can cross the placental barrier and cause adrenal suppression in the fetus. This can lead to salt wasting, electrolyte imbalances, and even poor development of the fetus. The organs can also have improper developed and ...  Read Full »

I am 1 month pregnant, and I have a 5 month old baby. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a 5 months baby (cesarean). The baby and I are fine. From day one, he is fit. There is no health issues since his birth. And I did not have any health issues after delivery of our first baby. I got pregnant again, and it has been a month now. Please suggest a wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you have provided, it looks like you have an unplanned pregnancy. I am not sure about the reason why you do not want to continue the pregnancy. Even though spacing pregnancies is advisable, it is not a hard and fast rule. You can continue this preg...  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 »

In our first ultrasound at nine weeks, there is a cystic hygroma of 3.5 mm. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Today we have completed the first ultrasound of our baby, who is nine weeks and five days gestation. Our doctor found out the baby is having a 3.5 mm cystic hygroma by interpreting the ultrasound image and advised us to visit the high-risk pregnancy doctor. We are worried much now. Could...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly do not panic, please. The hygroma are observed in certain pregnant females during the first trimester. The cysts sometimes go away, and sometimes they tend to increase. 3.5 mm is relatively smaller, but the...  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 »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

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 happ...  Read Full »

My UPT and beta hCG test are positive. Is there any way to terminate my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstrual period was on two months before. I had my intercourse on the next month of my periods. And today my UPT test was positive and beta hCG test value also positive 3716mIU/mL. Is there any way to terminate my pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have first to meet a gynecologist as only these centers alone are legalized for abortion services. They would first get a transvaginal ultrasound done to rule out ectopic pregnancy which is important and then if confirmed, after your hemoglobin and blood grouping...  Read Full »

Do my wife's NT scan and double marker test results show a high risk for Down's syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had NT scan and double marker test at 12 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy. The report is as follows, CRL is 59.2 mm, NT is 1.45 mm, free beta-hCG is 84.84 IU/L, equivalent to 2.217 MoM and PAPP-A 0.712 IU/L equivalent to 0.282 MoM. Trisomy 21 is 1: 450 1:47 and trisomy 18 is 1: 5315...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your question and understand the concerns.The report is showing a high risk for trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome. This first-trimester screening is 95 % sensitive, hence, if the risk is positive, then the amniocentesis should be done to confirm the fetal karyotyp...  Read Full »

Can I use Unwanted 72 to terminate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Is Unwanted 72 dangerous for health? Can I use Unwanted 72, if pregnancy is not confirmed?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is for preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex, and it is not for termination of pregnancy. It is usually safe and does not cause any serious problems though bleeding may be irregular. If pregnancy is confirmed, then it should...  Read Full »

Is there any risk if Cytomid is taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have been on Cytomid 250 due to hair fall. I had my last period two months back during the end of the month and I discontinued Cytomid 250 out of pregnancy suspicion during the same period the following month. I have been told that by baby is growing at...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cytomid (Flutamide) is an anti-androgen and should not be taken in early pregnancy. It is a known teratogenic medicine. In pregnancy four to six weeks is the period of organogenesis during which you took the medicine. So, I strongly recommend you to terminate this p...  Read Full »

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