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How often is cytotec (misoprostol) successful for induced miscarriage?

How often is cytotec (misoprostol)  successful for  induced miscarriage?

Misoprpstol: Misoprostol (cytotec) is 90% successful if used to induce miscarriage in the 10 weeks of pregnancy. About 10% who use this medication will require surgery (D&C) for retained tissue or heavy bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Definition)

Misoporstol (Cytotec ) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more


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They gave me misoprostol cause i had a missed miscarriage i took it 2 days ago, still in pain, is it normal?

They gave me misoprostol cause i had a missed miscarriage i took it 2 days ago, still in pain, is it normal?

Yes: Pain can last for a few days. I understand your emotions at this time which even makes it worse. I am so sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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I'm in the process of a medically managed miscarriage, I was given misoprostol yesterday. I have just had black/diarrhoea. is that normal?

I'm in the process of a medically managed miscarriage, I was given misoprostol yesterday. I have just had black/diarrhoea. is that normal?

Diarrhea w/Cytotec: Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment, subsiding after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Black stool however raises the possibility of GI bleeding--any symptoms to so suggest? ...Read more

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I recently had a missed miscarriage that required three rounds of cytotec (misoprostol). Bleeding stopped after two weeks and began passim more tissue. Normal?

I recently had a missed miscarriage that required three rounds of cytotec (misoprostol). Bleeding stopped after two weeks and began passim more tissue. Normal?

Miscarriage : At this time you should have a quant. Hcg and an ultrasound. The HCG will indicate if embryonic tissue is still present. You may have a molar pregnancy. This a tumor like problem that occurs with the placental tissue. Also, these symptoms/signs could be a normal variant ...Read more

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Why is my doctor prescribing cytotec (misoprostol) 200mg if he said everything came out during my miscarriage?

Why is my doctor prescribing cytotec (misoprostol) 200mg if he said everything came out during my miscarriage?

Decrease bleeding: Cytotec (misoprostol) can cause contractions and therefore cause your uterus to shrink quicker and therefore cause less bleeding to occur. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more