Question - How is induced abortion done?

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The medications used to cause the abortion may be put in your vagina, taken by mouth, injected into your uterus, or given through an intravenous (IV) line. These drugs cause the uterus to contract and expel the fetus. Drugs to relieve pain usually are given. Injected into the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus (instillation) or injected into the fetus. Substances injected include salt water (saline), digoxin, or potassium chloride. Inserted into the vagina to start uterine contractions and soften the cervix. This allows uterine contents to pass through the cervix. After an abortion, a woman may be more prone to infection as it can take some time for the cervix to close. To reduce the risk of infection, women should avoid: using tampons until their next period — using sanitary pads for any bleeding is safer. having penetrative sex and putting anything in the vagina for 1–2 weeks. Induced Abortion. Induced abortion is defined by the FIGO Ethics Committee as the termination of pregnancy using drugs or surgical intervention after implantation and before the embryo or fetus has become independently viable. Recovery time The bleeding usually stops within 6 weeks. Recovery may take longer for late-term abortions. If complications develop, recovery can take much longer, and people may need hospitalization or surgery. This is unusual though, and most women will recover within a few weeks.

Medical abortions can be done through 9 weeks of pregnancy. And when completed before 7 weeks, injected methotrexate is effective in 92 to 96 out of 100 cases. Misoprostol can be given orally, buccally (dissolved between the gums and cheek), or vaginally.

Retained placenta A woman should deliver the placenta within 30 to 60 minutes after having her baby. If the placenta isn't delivered or doesn't come out entirely, it's called retained placenta.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U. S. study published Monday. Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion.

Abortion starts a new menstrual cycle, so your period should go back to normal 4-8 weeks after your abortion. You may have some bleeding right after your abortion that's different than your period. You could have heavy bleeding with clots for a few days, or spotting for several weeks.

If you miscarry naturally, even in the early weeks of pregnancy, you are likely to have period-like cramps that can be extremely painful. This is because the uterus is tightly squeezing to push its contents out, like it does in labour – and some women do experience contractions not unlike labour.

Medical abortion is a procedure that uses medication to end a pregnancy. A medical abortion doesn't require surgery or anesthesia and can be started either in a medical office or at home with follow-up visits to your doctor. It's safer and most effective during the first trimester of pregnancy.

For a medication abortion, please make sure that you eat a light breakfast before your appointment. We recommend that you avoid heavy or greasy food before your appointment. There will be a provider in the room with you during your appointment and you may connect with another provider via videoconference.

What Are the Different Types of Abortion? Types. Medical abortion. Methotrexate and misoprostol. Vacuum aspiration. D&E. Induction. Late term. Emergency contraception.

Surgical abortion is a procedure that ends an undesired pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus). Surgical abortion is not the same as miscarriage.

Abortions are safest if they're carried out as early as possible in pregnancy. Most women won't experience any problems, but there is a small risk of complications, such as: infection of the womb – occurs in up to 1 in every 10 abortions.

A missed abortion is a miscarriage in which your fetus didn't form or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissues are still in your uterus. It's known more commonly as a missed miscarriage. It's also sometimes called a silent miscarriage. A missed abortion is not an elective abortion.

You should not have a bath for 48 hours after your abortion as this could increase the risk of infection. You can have a shower, but as you may be feeling light-headed, for your safety please do not have a shower without someone there with you.

It's common to bleed for 1 to 2 weeks after either type of abortion. Some people find that the blood flow will stop and then start again. The bleeding should taper off after a week or two. You may continue to have some light bleeding or spotting for a few weeks afterward, or until your next period.

Pregnancy hormones decline rapidly after an abortion but don't completely diminish to normal levels right away. It can take anywhere from 16 days up to 2 months for hCG levels in the body to fall below the levels detected by a pregnancy test.