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hi
i'm now 10 weeks pregnant and i opted for pills instead of other several procedures available. first i took ru-468 and after 6 hours i inserted 4 tablets of misoprostol(200mcg each)into my private part but i didn't get any form of bleeding, after which i took again another 4 tablets of misoprostol after another 8 hours through my mouth as instructed, but still i get the same result(not bleeding at all). please help me out ASAP.
        thank you.

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Leone,

Thanks for your question. I see you are in India so your protocol for medication abortions may be different that the protocol my clinic in the United States offer. We offer the RU-486(also called Mifeprex in the States) and misoprostol as a form of abortion but we only offer it up to 9 weeks of pregnancy.These two combinations of medications only work 97% of the time.. and that number represents up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. Since you are farther along in your pregnancy it is possible that the combination of medications is failing to help you pass your pregnancy. Now the Mifeprex(RU486), that pill ended the hormones to your pregnancy and the misoprostol is supposed to dilate you and make your pregnancy pass out of your body. In some cases it does not work. It is very possible that that is what is going on with you. I recommend that you call the abortion clinic that you went to and explain the situation. You really need an ultrasound to see if there is a pregnancy still in your uterus. If the pregnancy is still there, the clinic is most likely going to need to do an in-clinic suction abortion, or if they don't provide that service they will have to refer you to someone that does. Please get in touch with the clinic immediately okay. They can help you out further. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. And please rate  my answer. Good Luck to you!

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I can answer questions relating to abortions including what options there are available and what the process is like. I have firsthand experience with the abortion pill(Mifeprex and misoprostol)and vacuum aspiration as these are the two options serviced in my clinic. If you are thinking about abortion and want someone to talk to I will gladly listen. I offer a non-judgmental view on abortion. I work at a family planning and abortion facility, I work with women of all walks of life who choose abortion. I am well educated and feel very capable of answering your questions in regard to this subject.

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I am a Certified Medical Assistant and have worked at a family planning and abortion clinic for almost a year. I do the medical work up on our abortion patients prior to there procedures as well as counseling them before there procedure to ensure they are making this decision for the right reason. If the patient is not comfortable going forward, I non judgmentally explain to them there options to parent or place there child for adoption, giving referrals if necessary. I also stand next to our patients during there abortions holding there hands and assisting the doctor. I am there support person during there procedures. Afterwords we work closely with the patient to hopefully see they get on an effective form of birth control. I love my job, I feel i make a difference and I would not change it for the world.

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I am still a member of the National Honor Society which I had the honor of being initiated into during college.

Education/Credentials
Associates Degree obtained in 2012 with a major in Medical Assisting. Certified Medical Assistant Certification obtained through the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)in August of 2012

Awards and Honors
I was awarded the Deans award during all but one semester in college. This award is reserved for individuals who maintain a GPA of 3.7 or higher during that semester. I also received an award of perfect attendance during several semesters in college. Upon graduation I was the recipient of the Phoenix award. This award is given to an individual who the college feels has overcame amazing obstacles to get to where they are today.

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