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My friend is at most 5 weeks pregnant & tried an herbal abortion with cohosh. It still hasn't worked after 4 days. When should she go to a clinic?
Now : Herbal treatments are not likely to be successful and are not recommended. She needs to schedule a visit with the doctor before she hurts herself. ...Read more
I have taken traditional herbal that can even induce abortion to make period comes. But it is almost 3 weeks late. My beta test shows <0.1. What to do?
Wait: If you're not pregnant, there's no need to try to make a single skipped period come. Often it will go back to normal by itself by next cycle. If not, evaluation by a gynecologist would be a good idea. There are many causes of skipped periods including stress, thyroid disease, pcos, eating disorders, medications, excessive exercise and others. ...Read more
Depend on baby's age: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
Depends : For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used. If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more