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Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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Going thru an abortion process wid d pills prescribed.Wot care should I take after its complete regardng my health?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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Going thru an abortion process wid d pills prescribed.Wot care should I take after its complete regardng my health?

You need to: Follow up with those providers to make sure the process is complete, such as getting an ultrasound. Then speak to your doctor about all the birth control options available to you. Best of luck to you. Take care! ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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I'm 8 weeks pregnant but the doctor says that there is no heart beat and that I need to go by the abortion process, is there a way she's wrong?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant but the doctor says that there is no heart beat and that I need to go by the abortion process, is there a way she's wrong?

Probably not: I am very sorry about your receiving this news. If you are not tremendously obese, it is relatively easy with ultrasound imaging (should be imaging not just blind Doppler listening) to determine that the heart isn't beating. Under those circumstances, it is safer to undergo a controlled abortion. Without that you will likely soon miscarry anyway. I am again very sorry. ...Read more

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I'm having an abortion tomorrow and wanted to know how long does a medical (abortion pill) process take?

I'm having an abortion tomorrow and wanted to know how long does a medical (abortion pill) process take?

4-6 hrs usu: Tomorrow you will get mifepristone, the abortion pill which will end the pregnancy (but not cause it to pass). Then 24-48 hours later you will use misopraostol, which will cause it to pass. This gives bleeding/cramping and can last 4-6 hours. Reply if you need more specific info. ...Read more

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I started my abortion pill process on Monday and finished my pills on Tuesday. When will it be ok for me to have sex again?

I started my abortion pill process on Monday and finished my pills on Tuesday. When will it be ok for me to have sex again?

Give your body a res: The pills terminate the pregnancy and eliminate the contents of the uterus. This could lead to infection or trauma if sexual activity is resumed. It is reasonable to hold off for 2-4 weeks after the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the effects of inserting cytotec (misoprostol) to vagina in terms of abortion? Will the process be more effective?

Yes: A lot of doctors and clinics have insertion of Cytotec (misoprostol) as part of their protocol for a medical abortion in addition, of course, to mifepristone. It does add effectiveness for the procedure. As your dr. Likely told you, Cytotec (misoprostol) causes smooth muscle contractions and helps to expel the pregnancy and decrease bleeding. Hope all goes well, good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am having an abortion tomorrow, how long does the process take?

Bring a book: It may be a long day. Stay hydrated tonight and have a good meal. Take a book to read tomorrow and try to relax. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during the local/general sedation process of an abortion ?

Abortion anesthesia: Local anesthesia involves injecting a numbing medication into the cervix. For abortions performed under local anesthesia, the patient remains awake and aware. General sedation is usually IV medication used to put the patient temporarily asleep so that they are unaware while the procedure is performed. Either way, after anesthesia, the uterus is emptied. ...Read more

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Hi there. I am soon having a medical abortion. Do doctors typically prescribe pain medication to help with pain throughout process for home?

Hi there. I am soon having a medical abortion. Do doctors typically prescribe pain medication to help with pain throughout process for home?

Yes indeed: In general, clinics and doctors who provide pregnancy termination services are very sensitive to their patients needs (both medical and emotional), including pain control. You can rely on your provider to provide or prescribe whatever pain medications are needed. If in doubt, call and ask; you can expect a reassuring reply. ...Read more

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I had an abortion almost 3 years ago with surical process.now i repair my hymen.can a doctor tell that i was peragnent or had an abortion.

Why do you ask?: To reveal to anyone else that you had been pregnant, against your wishes, would in the US be a grave violation of a physician's code of ethics. If you are in an country where a physician may be asked to "certify your virginity", you have my profound sympathy, and I hope that your question alerts my peers in the US to wrongs done to women in such places. I hope things work for you. ...Read more

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What is the process in order to have misoprostol prescribed? How do I go about getting a prescription for misoprostol if i want an abortion? .

See your doctor: You need to see your md. It is a prescription drug and must be ordered by a doctor or advanced practice nurse. ...Read more

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What is the process in order to have misoprostol prescribed? How do I go about getting a prescription for misoprostol if i want an abortion? .

What is the process in order to have misoprostol prescribed? How do I go about getting a prescription for misoprostol if i want an abortion?

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Provider : See a doctor or provider who does medical abortion. If you don't have one nearby, check planned parenthood's website. Do not - repeat do not do not attempt medical abortion without skilled professional supervision. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while on an abortion pill and how will it affect the process ?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while on an abortion pill and how will it affect the process ?

Unknown: I doubt anyone knows. I doubt any research has been done on this subject since marijuana is a DEA Class I drug (which doesn't allow research). Maybe some one in this forum will have had had some personal experience they can share with you. Good luck, mi amigo. ...Read more

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I heard taking vitamin b, iron, and calcium after medical abortion helps with the recovery process. True?

I heard taking vitamin b, iron, and calcium after medical abortion helps with the recovery process. True?

Advise Vit C, iron &: Abortion puts some stress on your body (though not much more than a heavy period) Supplements can speed recovery, Iron will help replace any blood loss, Vitamin C and Zinc also speed healing. I advise a healthy diet & good multivitamin. Extra calcium not necessary. I strongly advise homeopathic Arnica 30c before and after surgery (do morning and bedtime x 1 week. See http://tinyurl.com/hputeax ...Read more

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Hi, I am 5 weeks pregnant and now in the process of a medical abortion as we speak. There is no pain, no cramping and moderate bleeding. Is the pill doing its job?

Hi, I am 5 weeks pregnant and now in the process of a medical abortion as we speak. There is no pain, no cramping and moderate bleeding. Is the pill doing its job?

How long?: How long since you took the pills? Did you take 2 sets of pills? It should have been one pill, than a second set of pills. Than usually within 24 hours there will be bleeding and cramping. In about 7% of women the pills don't work. ...Read more

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How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

1 in 3: Believe it or not, abortion is very common. 1 in 3 women will have had at least one abortion by the time they reach menopause. ...Read more

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I know they were illegal during the 50's, but are abortions still undergone today in all countries?

Yes: Many countries outlaw abortion. Women still have them even when they are outlawed, they are just more likely to die from an illegal abortion. Abortion rates, in fact, can be higher in countries where they are illegal because women typically don't have good access to birth control in those countries. ...Read more

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How many abortions do doctors perform each year in the U.S.?

How many abortions do doctors perform each year in the U.S.?

A million: in 2011, there were 1,058,490 abortions in the USA. The rate has been dropping since the mid '80s. Best wishes. ...Read more