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I had an abortion over two weeks ago, at the time I was almost 8 weeks. The doctor didn't perform a ultrasound or anything, I didn't receive no medicine except a couple of ibuprofens and the procedure was really painful. All together I felt really uncomfortable about the whole procedure, I had one a couple of years ago and yhe doctors was really pleasant and helpful.  Anyway, I wasnt feeling well and my symptoms didn't go away so when I came back for my follow up all he did was to check my uterus and he figured out that maybe I had something left since I still had pains so he was going to scrape the rest out. I felt really upset cause I felt that he didn't do the proper exams so I demanded to get a referal to another doctor and do a sonogram, like expected when I got there they found out I was now pregnant and 10 weeks along. I live in Puerto Rico and its not many options when it comes to abortion clinics so I dont know how to handle this situation? And is the doctor responsible for all this? The papers I signed was in Spanish and I know they should have been translated so I dont think they are valid

Unfortunately, once you signed the papers, you consented to the treatment, whether you understood what you were reading or not.

Without an examination, it is impossible for me to know exactly what is the best way to move forward. I would recommend speaking with a doctor near you so that they can perform a physical evaluation and recommend the best way to move forward.  


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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: 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 Please do not ask "private" questions so that other women can learn from your experience. Please tell me what country you are from so that we can better help you.


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 ( dedicated to making early abortion part of mainstream medical care. Organizations: National Abortion Federation American Association of Family Physicians

Dr. Joan Fleischman, Founder M.D., Harvard Medical School M.P.A., John F. Kennedy School of Government

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