Terminating A Pregnancy

Terminating a pregnancy or abortion is the process of removing the developing fetus from the uterus before it can survive outside. Pregnancy can be terminated with the help of pills or surgery.

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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 h...  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 has missed her periods. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her periods last month. This month it did not happen, and she is having vomiting sensation, cramps in lower abdomen and back. Through the home test, two lines are appearing. We do not want pregnancy now. Please guide us regarding the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abortion pills can only be taken under supervision because it may cause infection, severe bleeding and retained products of conception. Get your pelvic ultrasound done to see fetal well-being.   Read Full »

Can X-ray show pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co...  Read Full »

Did I have vomiting and stomach cramps three days after intercourse due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know the procedure for early termination of pregnancy. I had stomach cramps three days after intercourse in the morning, along with vomiting. I need to know the possible causes of it. When can I take the pregnancy test? What should I do if the test is positive and I want to ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stomach cramps and vomiting sensations can be due to any reason. As such, they are not the symptoms of pregnancy. They can be due to stomach infection or acidity. For now, if you had unprotected intercourse two to three days ago, I suggest you take an emergency contrac...  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 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 »

Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one week after a missed period?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female who is 164 cm tall and weighs about 58 kg. I had intercourse 25 days back. My menstrual period should come 12 days before, but I missed my periods. I did not take any medication, and the HCG urine test was negative. Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one w...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are hormonal medicines used for termination of pregnancy. If your urine pregnancy test is negative, you should not be taking these medicines. As these are hormonal medicines, there are a lot of unwanted side effects ...  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 Muralidhar

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 »

My pregnancy is not viable and scheduled to have a D and C after 5 days. Is that fine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have not had a period and have been testing positive for pregnancy. I went to Urgent Care this week and got a blood test. The doctor called me to confirm that I should be 8-10 weeks pregnant. I went to Planned Parenthood for an ultrasound yesterday, and we only saw a gestational sac and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.The diagnosis of a blighted ovum or molar pregnancy can get easily confirmed on the scan. If in doubt, MRI can confirm the diagnosis. It is not a healthy pregnancy as by 5-6 weeks any pregnancy will be seen and also the cardiac pulsation. So at HCG...  Read Full »

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