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