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Pregnancy Test After Abortion – Am I Still Pregnant?

Now For various reasons our women out there find it worth to abort, here is another time of dilemma when and how do you confirm the abortion process was successful.

How do I know my abortion has been successful? Am I still pregnant after my abortion?

With questions like this in mind, the best way to get the reassurance that the abortion has been successful, especially if you have taken the abortion pill(s), is to do a pregnancy test.

Your pregnancy test after abortion

We advise that you take a pregnancy test 4 weeks after your treatment to confirm that your abortion has been successful and that your body is returning to normal.

False Positives

If you take the test too early, it may show a false positive. This is because the pregnancy hormone may still be present in your body.

Avoid digital pregnancy tests after abortion

Please be aware that it’s not advisable to take a digital pregnancy test after your treatment. This is because digital tests are very sensitive and may pick up even the slightest trace of pregnancy hormones in your body, anything up to 8 weeks post-treatment. So you might think you’re still pregnant when you are most probably not.

Understanding the pregnancy test results

A negative pregnancy result

If you’ve had no issues following your abortion – and have a negative pregnancy test – you do not need further follow-up.

A negative which then appears as a positive test result

If you get a negative test – which later appears to be positive – check whether or not you read the pregnancy test within the time stated on the packaging. Results read outside of the given timescale may not be reliable. If in doubt, repeat the test.

A positive pregnancy result

If you have a positive pregnancy test at 4 weeks after treatment – but do not have any pregnancy symptoms – take a second test at 5 weeks.

Can I get pregnant straight after my abortion?

Yes. It’s possible for women to become pregnant immediately following an abortion, so please ensure you do not have unprotected sex after your abortion. We offer a range of contraception options at the time of treatment.

Article reviewed By – Your Nurse Solomon

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What is the RU-486 pill?

RU-486 is the former name of mifepristone — one of the medications that you take to have a medication abortion. RU-486 is now called “the abortion pill” or “Mifeprex” (the brand name for mifepristone).

RU-486 was developed in the 1980s. It’s been safely used in Europe since 1987, and in the US since 2000.

RU-486 blocks a hormone that your body needs to continue a pregnancy.

It works best when you use it with another medication called misoprostol, which causes bleeding to empty your uterus.

The RU-486 abortion pill is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy.

Can Abortion pill be reversed??

Here’s the deal: The “abortion pill” is the popular name for a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy using a combination of two medicines: mifepristone and misoprostol.

The first medicine (mifepristone) is given at a health center or your health care provider’s office. After taking mifepristone, you take a second medication (misoprostol) at home 6-48 hours later. This causes cramping and bleeding and empties your uterus.

Claims about treatments that reverse the effects of medication abortion are out there, and a handful of states require doctors and nurses to tell their patients about them before they can provide abortion care.

But these claims haven’t been proven in reliable medical studies — nor have they been tested for safety, effectiveness, or the likelihood of side effects — so experts like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reject these untested supposed treatments.

Studies on the abortion pill do show that if you take the first medicine but not the second, the abortion pill is less likely to work. So if you’ve begun the process of having an abortion using the abortion pill but are having second thoughts, contact the doctor or nurse you saw for the abortion right away to talk about your best next steps and what to expect.

The Abortion Pill

What is the abortion pill?

Medication abortion — also called the abortion pill — is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy.

How does the abortion pill work?

“Abortion pill” is the popular name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol.

Your doctor or nurse will give you the first pill, mifepristone, at the clinic. Pregnancy needs a hormone called progesterone to grow normally. Mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone. You’ll also get some antibiotics.

Your doctor or nurse will tell you how and when to use the second medicine, misoprostol. You’ll take it somewhere between 6-48 hours later, usually at home. This medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. It’s kind of like having a really heavy, crampy period, and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.

How effective is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is very effective. For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 98 out of 100 times. From 8-9 weeks pregnant, it works about 96 out of 100 times. From 9-10 weeks, it works 91-93 out of 100 times.

The abortion pill usually works, but if it doesn’t, you can take more medicine or have an in-clinic Abortion to complete the abortion.

When can I take the abortion pill?

You usually can get a medication abortion up to 70 days (10 weeks) after the first day of your last period. If it has been 71 days or more since the first day of your last period, you can have an in-clinic Abortion to end your pregnancy.

Why do people choose the abortion pill?

Which kind of abortion you choose all depends on your personal preference and situation. With medication abortion, some people like that you don’t need to have a procedure in a doctor’s office. You can have your medication abortion at home or in another comfortable place that you choose. You get to decide who you want to be with during your abortion, or you can go it alone.

Because medication abortion is similar to a miscarriage, many people feel like it’s more “natural” and less invasive.

Your doctor, nurse, or health center staff can help you decide which kind of abortion is best for you.

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