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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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How do sugical abortions work? Do they hurt? Any side effects?

How do sugical abortions work? Do they hurt? Any side effects?

Cramping: First trimester abortions causing cramping, much like a menstrual cycle cramping afterwards, light spotting as well. Second trimester abortions also cause cramping, but they can be more severe. Late second trimester abortions are often a multi-day procedure and also cause cramping and spotting. All of these can be easily managed with 600-800mg of ibuprofen, the best medication for cramping. ...Read more

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Is there any case in which an abortion did not work?

Is there any case in which an abortion did not work?

Yes: It's possible to have retained products of conception after an abortion. If the pregnancy was an ectopic, an abortion will not have removed the pregnancy. If you had an abortion and still feel pregnant, go see you gyn. ...Read more

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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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I just had a medication abortion the second part is this week what's the likelyhood its gonna work?

Around 95%: If i understand your question correctly, the chances that Mifepristone will result in a medical abortion is around 95%. Taking the Misoprostol with the Mifepristone can increase the chances. Some women have a lot of bleeding with a medical abortion and need a D&C regardless. You should talk to your health care provider so that you fully understand the risks and likelihood of success. ...Read more

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I had a curgical abortion about a week ago, when am I going to be able to work out again? I'm feeling fine.

I had a curgical abortion about a week ago, when am I going to be able to work out again? I'm feeling fine.

Surgeons instruction: It is best to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon. Usually there are limited restrictions for exercise and one is normally cleared to resume exercising when they are feeling up to it. ...Read more

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Hi, im almost 3months since i had the abortion and i still don't feel ok, i want to quit work and move to other country. Is it normal? Should i move?

Depression????: It is pretty normal to feel depression after an abortion. Moving to another country won't make it better. You need to talk to a counselor and get help, maybe even medication . You can feel better, you just need help and there are lots of people to help, even help lines! ...Read more