Abortion/misoprostol

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please I need help ,I went to get a contraceptive pills for the immediate sex I had,n they pharmacist gave me misoprostol,and since then I have been bleeding,I went to my doctor n explain everything,he ran a test on me and also did scanning but he said nothing was wrong wit me that he's just seeing normal menstrual flow and I hve been bleeding for month,pls wat can I do am helpless.

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Hi,
Thanks for your question. Were you pregnant when you took the misoprostol or were you looking for a pill to help prevent pregnancy? Misoprostol is 1 of 2 medications that is given to terminate a pregnancy.It should never be used unless you were trying to induce an abortion. I see your in another country, Im in the United States so I'm not sure why the pharmacist would just give you that medication. You should be evaluated by a doctor before taking that. If you have unprotected sex and want to lower the chance of pregnancy, you need to ask for emergency contraception. I'm not sure what brand names it goes by over there, but over here it is called Plan B,or Next Choice. You can also get on birth control pills and take 1 every day and that will prevent pregnancy. If you are still bleeding you need to go to another doctor( a gynecologist) and explain what happened, so they can help you further. Never take misoprostol unless you know you are pregnant and want to abort, and it was prescribed by a doctor.It can be very dangerous if not taken correctly and monitored by a doctor.Take care of yourself, and let me know if I can do anything else.
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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.

Organizations
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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