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tell me the possible side-effects of cytotec on fetus.

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When i was 7 weeks pregnant, i inserted 2 cytotec vaginally resulted with bleeding last for 2 days.heavy bleeding on first day and spotting on second day...but the fetus preferred to stay there... now i am 17 weeks pregnant.. i did 2D scan on 16th week, fetus appears normal and healthy. Since I am worried the specialist suggest me to do one 4D fetal anomaly scan...4D scan also did not show any abnormalities. Can you please tell me the possible side-effects of cytotec on fetus. Please note I did not take any medicines orally..
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replied November 8th, 2011
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If the withdrawal bleeding resulting from Cytotec did not result in abortion, then chances are that the fetus will remain unaffected. Minor anomalies can result which sometimes are more prominent after birth. Few of these defects include fused joints, mental retardation, Moebius syndrome, neural tube defects, skull defects, facial malformations, cranial nerve palsies, limb defects etc. If the ultrasound scans (anomaly scans done between 16-20 weeks of gestation) has not picked up any obvious defects, chances of the child being normal is present. Consider discussing with your gynecologist/perinatologist about the possible effects on the fetus and proceed as instructed. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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