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Abortion/ru486 - cytotec and mifeprex detection


Hello, I would like to know if I choose to take Mifeprex and Cytotec, and have all the symptoms of an abortion/miscarriage, will my primary OBGYN be able to detect that I took the medications to induce the abortion if I don't tell her? are the medicines detectable via the typical tests she would perform in this situation? can she perform a separate test? will she be suspicious at least of what truly caused the pregnancy to end??

Thank you. I have some decisions to make, and I'd like to be informed.

No, your doctor would not be able to differentiate between a medically induced abortion and a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).

That being said, there are certain precautions that should be taken with the abortion pill. There are possible complications, such as heavy bleeding, incomplete abortion, and infection, that would all need medical intervention if they were to occur. It is best to have someone, even if it is an abortion provider and not your regular doctor, that you would be able to reach out to, should any of those situations arise.  


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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

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