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2.5 weeks along , medical abortion

i found out i was 2.5 weeks along so opted for the medical abortion. I received the injection, used the 12 pills over the next day, every 4 hours or so and I am not bleeding at all. Tuesday was the shot, Wednesday were the pills, it is now Saturday and nothing? The only thing that happened was i had the slightest barely there pink showing and that was it? Is it normal to take so long to begin to bleed?
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replied September 20th, 2010
it depends with the hormones activeness.some starts bleeding as soon as they start taking those pills and others do not bleed at all.its better if you see the expert doctor for more chek-up!
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replied September 24th, 2010
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Speak with your doctor about it as soon as you can, as is easier to sort out any problems the quicker you get it checked.
Good luck.
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replied October 14th, 2010
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I was under the impression that you had to be at LEAST 6 weeks along before proceeding with the medical abortion...did a new medicine come out? A new method? Someone, clue this woman in!
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replied October 15th, 2010
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I'm not sure what the "rules" are regarding medical abortion, I knew you have to be somewhere around 6 weeks for a surgical, but this is what it says on a couple of websites:

You apparently have to be more than 7 weeks gone for a surgical abortion, but it cannot be performed later than 15.
A medical abortion apparently can be performed up to 9 weeks after conception, but it doesn't say anything about having to be a certain number of weeks gone before the procedure can be carried out.
A late-term medical abortion is possible from around 13 weeks using the same medicines as a normal medical abortion but in greater amounts and the abortion procedure will take longer.

After 15 weeks a D&E is possible and after twenty, it's onto late-term abortions.
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replied October 15th, 2010
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Ahh just found this on another part of the website, medical abortions are used from 9 weeks. That's confusing. One part of the site says they are used up to nine weeks, another says from nine weeks, I'm not sure which one is correct.
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replied October 20th, 2010
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GreyWolf wrote:
Ahh just found this on another part of the website, medical abortions are used from 9 weeks. That's confusing. One part of the site says they are used up to nine weeks, another says from nine weeks, I'm not sure which one is correct.


The early medical abortion (usually) involves giving a woman mifepristone to block the progesterone, followed by misoprostol which will cause the womb to contract and expel the broken down lining and embryo. The later medical abortion involves the same medication but the misoprostol is repeated every few hours until it is complete. Obviously the second stage will be more complicated if it is performed later in pregnancy and I'm not sure it would always be the first choice in method yk
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