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How Do Abortions 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
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
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
Talk to MD: At this point it would be best if you talked to your local md, or to another provider. ...Read more
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
I had a curgical abortion about a week ago, when am I going to be able to work out again? I'm feeling fine.
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?
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