Question Hi there! I have just recently done a home abortion unfortunately the name of the pills escapes me but they were small, white and pentagon shaped, she gave me 3 of these pills which I have taken about 5 hours later I had cramping and some clotting but not heavy bleeding. 2 days later there was a strange flesh like substance however the nurse, who I feel really doesn't know what she is talking about is unsure as to what it was or weather or not it was the fetus. I have take 10 other large white pills and began anti biotics, but I have not experienced heavy bleeding and the little bleeding and clotting that I did experience stopped completely once the fleshey substance came out. I do not want to go for a cleaning as I heard it is dangerous and could cause scarring and possible prevention of future pregnancies. Please help me I'm really at a loss of what to do.
Answer You should have an ultrasound if possible. You do not have to have a D&C. You would just need to repeat the medication. We have our patients take either 2 of the white pills under the tongue or 4 tablets (2 on each side of the mouth between the cheek and the gum). If this is an early pregnancy then the bleeding is lighter especially if you were under 7 weeks pregnant. If over 7 weeks then you should have an ultrasound to make sure all the tissue passed.
We are a group of family doctors who provide abortion care for over a decade. We can answer any health or medical related questions about early abortion, including the aspiration procedure, the abortion pill (RU486), or surgical abortion. We run a practice called Early Options, located in New York City: http://www.EarlyAbortionOptions.com. The practice is dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care. There are other family doctors around the United States who practice a similar approach to early abortion care: see http://www.EarlyAbortion.com.
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Experience in the area: We are all board certified family doctors who have special training in early abortion and reproductive health. Dr. Joan Fleischman is the founder of Early Options (earlyabortionoptions.com) dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care.
National Abortion Federation
American Association of Family Physicians
Education/Credentials Dr. Joan Fleischman, Founder
M.D., Harvard Medical School
M.P.A., John F. Kennedy School of Government