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How do abortion pills work?

How do abortion pills work?

Interrupts hormones: Mifepristone (aka ru 486) works by interrupting the pregnancy hormones which support the growth of the growing fetus and placenta. About 48 hours later, another medicine called Misoprostol is taken to help expel the pregnancy. This type of abortion is best done prior to 7 weeks, although sometime can be used even later up to 9 weeks. ...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 trying to find out about abortion pills that work after 7-10 days.

I'm trying to find out about abortion pills that work after 7-10 days.

They are available: Medical abortions are available but do require a doctor's prescription and supervision. Most involve taking 2 different medicines and need followup to be sure that the abortion was complete. Most abortion clinics in this country offer them and are happy to counsel women on the risks and benefits of medical vs. surgical abortions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there really an abortion pill? If so how does it work and much does it cost?

Is there really an abortion pill? If so how does it work and much does it cost?

Need prescription: Yes there are pill that can induce abortion, but you need to see a doctor for that. These are not over the counter drugs. If you think you need this treatment see your doctor or a planned parenhood clinic in your city immediately. ...Read more

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How can the morning after or abortion pill work?

How can  the morning after or abortion pill work?

Two different pills: The "morning after" pill is not an abortion pill since it works by delaying or inhibiting ovulation. It does not always work because it is not always successful doing this. The medications used as an "abortion pill" (a medical abortion) actually disrupt an already established pregnancy. ...Read more

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I taken the abortion pill two weeks ago and now my right boob keeps getting pain in it.What could it mean did the abortion pills work ?

Follow up: If you're worried that the abortion pill, ru-486, didn't work, then you should see clinic for follow up ultrasound and make sure the uterus is empty. Many clinics have such a follow up appointment. The boob getting pain may not be due to abortion, or could be due to hormone changes. Make sure you exam your boob and there's no mass or lump. Regardless a trip to clinic will answer all questions. ...Read more

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6 months back took pills for abortion but it dint work then dnc was done. Now trying to get pregnant but it's not working ?

6 months back took pills for abortion but it dint work then dnc was done. Now trying to get pregnant but it's not working ?

Fertility after D&C: Your ability to conceive on a monthly basis is only 20%. That being said, if you are having trouble conceiving after 6 months of trial it is best to be evaluated to determine why. A hysterosalpingogram xray can detect if your uterus is unobstructed from scarring from the D&C and if the tubes are open. If so, ovulation and sperm quality assessment can help you get pregnant. ...Read more

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If i am pregnant how much time do I hve to get and abortion with pills and how do i do it? How does it work ? I live in Europe

If i am pregnant how much time do I hve to get and abortion with pills and how do i do it? How does it work ? I live in Europe

8 completed weeks: Medical abortions can be done up to 8 completed weeks counting from the first day of your last menstrual period. It needs to be done under the supervision of health professionals to keep it safe. It is best to talk to a health professional. ...Read more

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Can vitamin pills like vitamin C pills work for a home abortion?

Can vitamin pills like vitamin C pills work for a home abortion?

Vit C and menstrual: No, vitamin c does not induce miscarriage. It is an essential water soluble vitamin that is safe during pregnancy. Excess doses may cause diarhea. ...Read more

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Is taking abortion pills a safe remedy to cancel +ve pregnancy ? How do they work ?

Is taking abortion pills a safe remedy to cancel +ve pregnancy ? How do they work ?

Not sure: Not sure what pills you're talking about. Never take anything without prior consulting your doc. Always keep in mind that abortions are not just harmless quick and easy ways out of unwanted pregnancy. It carries a great deal of psychological trauma and physical consequences, so before you commit to something like that, think twice at least. ...Read more