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Abortion pills - Medical Abortion 

Abortion Pills - Medical Abortion Procedure

Medical abortion is a procedure that uses abortion pills to end an unwanted pregnancy. A medical abortion doesn't require surgery or anesthesia and can be done either at the clinic or at home without any complications.

We recommend follow-up visits a week after to confirm termination was successful. It's safer and most effective during the first trimester of pregnancy.

How To Use Abortion Pills To end An Unwanted Pregnancy.

You first take a tablet that blocks the main pregnancy hormone. You may take this tablet at home and continue your normal activities.

Then 24 to 48 hours later, you take a second medicine.

You put the tablets under your tongue, between your cheek and gum, or inside your vagina. You can usually take the medicine at home. 

Then (5 -7) hours after taking the second medicine, the lining of the womb breaks down, causing pain, bleeding and loss of the pregnancy.

At times you may need to take extra doses to complete the process successfully.

 In case of complications, the pregnancy may not pass and an operation is required to remove it.

Side Effects Of Medical abortion

The medications used in a medical abortion cause vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. They may also cause:







You may require medications to manage pain during and after the medical abortion. You may also be need antibiotics, although infection after medical abortion is rare.

You might not be able to go about your normal daily routine during this time, but it's unlikely you'll need bed rest. Make sure you have plenty of absorbent sanitary pads.

If you have a medical abortion at home, you'll need access to our contact phone numbers so that we can answer your questions over the phone. 

Bleeding After Abortion

Some women may have bleeding that lasts from 2–6 weeks. Bleeding may be spotty, dark brown, and include clots.

Often there is no bleeding for the first few days immediately following the abortion, then hormonal changes may cause bleeding as heavy as a period around the third or fifth day and increased cramping.

How long Do You Bleed After Using The Abortion Pill?

You're expected to bleed normally like the menstrual period, and you may pass small blood clots. Bleeding usually stops after 1-2 weeks, but some women spot until their next period.

Sometimes you may have a short episode of pain, with a gush of blood or a clot several weeks after the abortion - contact us if this continues.

The abortion pill causes cramping and pain that can last several hours before you actually start bleeding.

It's normal to have some bleeding and spotting for several weeks after your abortion.

How Do You Know If The Abortion Pill Worked?

90% of women experience cramping and bleeding within a few hours after taking abortion pills. This is a good indicator that the abortion pill has worked.

Another good indicator is bleeding and passing of large blood clots. Cramping helps the uterus return to its usual state.

Why Does The Blood Smell After an Abortion?

Blood coming out after an abortion may be lighter at first but should normalize within a few months. The blood or discharge you have shouldn't smell bad. The foul-smelling discharge could be a sign of infection.

If you having smelling discharge contact the doctor for help.

Bleeding 4 Weeks After Abortion. Should I get worried?

It's common to bleed for 1 to 2 weeks after either type of abortion. Some women 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

Followups After abortion pill

The last step is a follow-up after successful abortion. You may go back into the health centre for an ultrasound or blood test. Or you can get a pregnancy tester and test yourself at home.

At Annas abortion clinic we follow up by a phone call to check on our patients.
Pregnancy tests will confirm that abortion has been successful and that you’re in good health.

In the unlikely invent that the abortion pill didn't work and you're still pregnant, kindly come back to us and we discuss other options with you.
​You may need to repeat the dose or have an in-clinic procedure to complete the process.