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Abortion/only slight bleeding after taking mifeprex and misoprostol, is there a good chance the medication did not work?


 I had a medical abortion procedure started two days ago. On Wednesday afternoon around 1:30pm i told one Mifeprex by mouth. Then the next morning, Thursday morning at 7am i was instructed to insert 4 misoprostol pills vaginally which i did. I did not start bleeding until 1:00pm on Thursday and i only soaked through one pad that entire day. I also did not notice any clotting or tissue with the bleeding. Today is Friday, and i haven't even been spotting most of today. There has been hardly any blood today at all. I have had 2 medical abortions in the past 11 years, and both of the others i had worse cramping and more bleeding than i did using the medication this time around. They said i was 6 weeks pregnant during the ultrasound on Wednesday. Also, the only medication that i am currently taking is Suboxone, 8mg's twice daily. I am worried that the abortion did not work this time around and i don't go back to the doctor for two more bothersome weeks. Can you please give me your best educated guess if you think my abortion worked or not and also could the suboxone have prevented the medication from working? Also, it seems the last two times i have taken the medication that there was a longer delay between the pill by mouth and the vaginally inserted pills. Was from 1:30pm on Wednesday to 7:00am on Thursday long enough of a delay between doses? Please advise, i'm scared to death i am still pregnant. Thanks a million for your help!

Courtney, I cannot advise you about abortion in a medical way or give a diagnosis. That would not be ethical. But I would contact your doctor if you think something is concerning to you. You don't have to wait two weeks if you think there is a problem. Watch out to see if you have major bleeding because that can be dangerous. I just received your question so I hope that you have more peace by now. Please email me at so we can talk more and you can update me. Hope to hear from you soon. Why are you so concerned about this pregnancy? Just wondering.

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Please email me at if I am "maxed out" on questions. I will answer as soon as I can. Please be patient because I get many emails. If I don't answer within a reasonable time, please email me again and put ALLEXPERTS in the subject line of your email. Thanks. Please contact me if you would like information about abortion procedures. What are your questions or concerns about an abortion? I also would be able to help with resources and networking. I can provide insight about emotional and psychological aspects of abortion. I would like to help you with up-to-date info and advice. I haven't had an abortion myself, but have 3 close friends who have experienced abortion and I can relate through them. I can also provide resources if you have experienced any post-abortion problems; medical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual. PRIVATE QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME!


I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women in unexpected pregnancy situations. I also provide resources for PASS (Post Abortion Stress Syndrome).

Illinois Valley Community College (LaSalle-Peru, Illinois), Austin Community College and Travel Agent Degree.
Almost 25 years of on-the-job training onsite at abortion clinics and volunteering at pregnancy resource centers. Sonogram training and Post Abortion Counseling Training. Have done research with hundreds of women for almost 25 years regarding abortion, pregnancy and post-abortion healing.

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