The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill is the common name for a non-surgical abortion medication that ends a pregnancy. The procedure requires taking two pills, each containing a different medicine, Mifepristone (RU-486) and Misoprostol. You take the first pill, called Mifepristone (RU-486), which blocks the hormone progesterone. This hormone is necessary for a pregnancy to grow and develop properly and without it, the pregnancy ends. The second medication, Misoprostol, is taken a few days after the Mifepristone and it causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy.
Most medical abortions using pills do not require a surgical procedure. However, occasionally medical abortions still require the surgical removal of the pregnancy, either by suction or with surgical instruments.
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Abortion pills are available from your abortion provider, as well as online pharmacies. However, not all doctors are trained to provide abortion pills, and many have no experience prescribing them. Drugs sold online are not subject to the same safety standards as those manufactured in the United States. It is always a good idea to consult with a physician before taking any kind of medication, including the abortion pill. So it may not be safe to consume without a medical consultation. There is a chance that the pills you buy are not the same as the pills in the physician’s pharmacy. This could create a risk for you to experience a severe reaction or even a medical emergency. Meeting with a healthcare professional is the best way to find out what option is best for you.
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The abortion pill will cause a bleeding period, which is normal. However, if the bleeding is heavy, you will need to go in for a D&C ( Dilation and curettage is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus), which is done in the hospital. It will be necessary to follow up with the doctor to make sure that there is no more bleeding or cramping and also to make sure that the uterus has fully healed.
It is not recommended to take abortion pills if you have an ectopic pregnancy, as it could make it worse. The pills do not end an ectopic pregnancy, as it happens outside the uterus and inside the fallopian tube. If left untreated, this condition could lead to a ruptured tube, internal bleeding, and potentially death. If you are considering abortion we are here to help… Visit our center or talk to an expert.
Sometimes, the pregnancy may not be planned, and for many women, their decision to abort may be out of fear. Some women regret the abortion process and want to stop it. If you have taken the first pill, time-sensitive treatments are available which may allow you to continue your pregnancy.
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