What is a complete, successful abortion and how do you know you've had one?

A complete abortion means that the body has expelled all the products of pregnancy (blood, tissue, embryo) and there is no need for surgery (vacuum aspiration) afterwards. The only way to make sure that you've had a complete abortion is to have an ultrasound 10 days or a negative pregnancy test 3-4 weeks after using the medicines. You should not have extreme pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fever. You will bleed for 1 to 3 weeks.

More scientific information:
All women who have successful medical abortions experience vaginal bleeding 1 . The average number of days that a woman will bleed varies from study to study, but it is likely that women will bleed for one to three weeks 26 .
Many women will already know if the abortion is complete, but we advise women to have a pregnancy test 3-4 weeks after the medical abortion to be absolutely sure that the abortion succeeded. Studies do show that women can often tell if they have had a complete abortion without an ultrasound or a doctor’s examination, but she can only be absolutely certain after a negative pregnancy test. When this test is done before 3 weeks after medical abortion, often the pregnancy hormone in the blood will be still too high. When after 4 weeks the pregnancy test remains positive, it is advised to have an ultrasound.

An ultrasound has to be made in cases of ongoing severe abdominal pain, too long and too heavy blood lose and pregnancy signs, to see if the abortion was complete or if there is an ongoing pregnancy.

In case of an ongoing pregnancy the woman can redo the same procedure (within a week), or have a surgical procedure (MVA, medical vacuum aspiration).  


A woman who has had a complete abortion should not have any of the symptoms of incomplete abortion or infection such as extreme pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fever.

Several studies suggest that women often correctly assess whether their medical abortions are complete or not, especially with protocols that include Mifepristone. One analysis used data from a clinical trial of Mifepristone-Misoprostol abortion in China, Cuba, and India. "Of 222 women, none incorrectly believed their abortions were complete when, in fact, they were not. 110 women incorrectly believed that the abortion was not yet complete, but this error would simply have led them to seek professional assistance, even if it were not routinely scheduled 1 . Another study involving women in the United States concluded, “Women and clinicians are very accurate at determining expulsion of the gestational sac during medical abortion with Mifepristone and Misoprostol without ultrasonography or a physical examination 29 .

کمک کنید، من دچار حاملگی ناخواسته شدم، چیکار باید بکنم؟

اگر شما در کشوری زندگی‌ می‌کنید که سقط جنین از راه مطمئن و قانونی امکان پذیر…

What is a medical abortion?

A medical abortion uses a medicine or a combination of tablets to cause the non

Is it difficult to use Misoprostol by yourself?

No. You can take Misoprostol on your own. Using Misoprostol is no more…

How to use misoprostol (cytotec) to cause an abortion?

You will need 12 pills of misoprostol, 200 micrograms (mcg) each. To cause an…

How can I get Misoprostol?

Instead of using Misoprostol alone it is much more effective (99%) to do a…

چه مارکی‌ از misoprostol را استفاده کنم و آیا مارک‌های مختلف را با هم می‌تونم استفاده کنم؟

‏Oxaprost و Arthotec حاوی یک مسکن میباشند. ممکن است که برای خیلی از خانوم‌ها…

کدام قرص حاوی misoprostol از همه موثر تر می‌باشد؟

همه مارک‌ها موثر میباشند. مهمترین مساله این است که قرص حاوی ۲۰۰میکروگرم…

I cannot get Misoprostol. Could you please send them to me?

If you live in a country where there is no access to safe and legal abortion…

I am more than 12 weeks pregnant and can travel; where can I find clinics that can help?

Late abortions are available in the following countries: England Abortions up…

آیا خانوم‌هایی‌ که دچار به کلامیدیا بوده میتوانند از misoprostol استفاده کنند؟

عفونت کلامیدیا یکی‌ از علل ناباروری می‌باشد و باید قبل یا هنگام استفاده از…

آیا دارویی که تزریق بشود برای پایان دادن به حاملگی وجود دارد؟

تنها داروی تزریقی که حاملگی را با موفقیت پایان دهد Methotrexate می‌باشد. این…

‏Methotrexate چیست؟

‏Methotrexate همراه با Misoprostol (بد از گذشت ۳ تا ۷ روز ۴ عدد قرص ۲۰۰…

آیا آنتی بییوتیک‌ها در کار آیی قرص سقط جنین یا misoprostol اثری میگذارند؟

ممکن است در کار آیی قرص ضاد حاملگی در صورت بروز اسهال تاثیر بذارند ولی‌ در کار…

آیا Provera (یک پروژسترون) میتواند باعث القا سقط جنین شود؟

خیر، نمی‌تواند. Provera حاوی ماده فعالی‌ که باعث انقباض رحم یا عاملی دیگر برای…

How do you know if you are pregnant and how long you have been pregnant for?

Most women determine that they are pregnant if they are sexually active and…

How many weeks into your pregnancy can you do a medical abortion?

You can do a medical abortion at home until the 12th week of your pregnancy.

I've been pregnant for more than 12 weeks. Can I still use Misoprostol?

Misoprostol still works after 12 weeks of pregnancy but the chance of…

I am 20 weeks pregnant; can I use Misoprostol?

Misoprostol should never be used after 20 weeks pregnancy. The fetus is able to…

What if you are not pregnant but take the medicines anyway?

Your health will not be harmed if you are not pregnant but take the medicines…

What are hCG levels during pregnancy?

hCG levels in weeks from Last Menstrual Period : 3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml 4…

What if you have a RH - bloodtype?

Usually doctors advice women who have an (surgical) abortion or miscariage or…

When you should not do a medical abortion?

You should not use the medicines if: someone is forcing you to end your…

What is a contraindication and how do you know if you have one?

Contraindications are conditions or situations might keep you from being able…

What is an ectopic pregnancy and how do you know you have one?

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows outside the womb, usually in a…

Can I have an abortion if I have an IUD?

An IUD is a contraceptive, a small coil of about 3 cm inserted by a doctor into…

Why shouldn't you be alone when you do a medical abortion and what if you do it alone anyway?

You are strongly advised to use the medicines in the presence of someone you…

Why should you be within 60 minutes of a hospital or first aid centre when you do the abortion?

It is absolutely necessary to be within one hour of help, in case you lose too…

What painkillers can you use?

NSAID's like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and Naproxen are the most effective…

آیا از داروهای هومیوپاتی که دل‌ درد عادت ماهانه(رگل) را کم میکنند را همراه با misoprostol استفاده کرد؟

به دلیل اینکه بعضی‌ از این داروها ممکن است که جلوی انقباض رحم را بگیرند، توصیه…

How should you use Misoprostol (cytotec)?

You will need 12 pills of misoprostol, 200 micrograms (mcg) each. To cause an…

Are there other ways to use the Misoprostol?

We strongly advise you to use Misoprostol under your tongue. This way, no…

Can you use Misoprostol if you are still breastfeeding?

It is better not to breastfeed during the first 5 hours after taking…

Is it safe to have a medical abortion if you've already had one in the past?

Women are fertile for about 40 years. Some women need more than one abortion…

آیا می‌توانم قسمتی‌ از misoprostol, cytotec را از طریق دهان و قسمتی‌ را از طریق واژن مصرف کنم؟

به خانوم‌ها توصیه می‌کنیم که یا قرص‌ها را از طریق واژن یا به صورت زیر زبانی…

Can you eat or drink while you are taking the medicines?

You should not drink any alcohol or use drugs, as it can affect your judgment.

When will you start bleeding and how long will it last?

After using Misoprostol you should expect bleeding and cramps. Bleeding usually…

آیا هنگام سقط با misoprostol به محل کار می‌شه رفت؟ چه مقدار استراحت لازم است؟

بهتر است که آخر هفته یا هنگامی که امکان استراحت داریم از misoprostol استفاده…

بد از خوردن دور اول قرص ها، خونریزی شروع شده است، آیا دور دوم و سوم از قرص‌ها را لازم دارم؟

بله، با وجود خونریزی هنوز باید از دور دوم و سوم استفاده کرد. تحقیقات علمی‌ نشان…

رنگ و مقدار خون از دست رفته چه می‌باشد؟

به طور کلی‌ خون تازه قرمز و خون قدیمی‌ قهوه‌ای می‌باشد. هنگام سقط جنین شما خون…

Can you see the products of the abortion (placenta, embryo, blood) and what should you do with them?

Most of the time women can see blood and tissue in their sanitary napkin or in…

What are the side effects of Misoprostol?

The medical abortion normally causes side effects such as pain and cramping, as…

از misoprostol استفاده کرده و همچنان درد شدید دارم، آیا این طبیعی می‌باشد؟

اگر که درمان موفق بوده در این صورت دردی نباید داشته باشید، فقط خونریزی. درد…

‏Misoprostol مصرف کرده‌ام اما تست حاملگی هنوز مثبت می‌باشد، چه کار کنم؟

گهی اوقات تست حاملگی بد از گذشته ۳ یا ۴ هفته همچنان مثبت می‌باشد، چون هورمون…

How do you know if you have complications and what should you do?

If performed in the first 10 weeks, a medical abortion carries a very small…

How do you know if you have a post-abortion infection?

Infections following medical abortions are very rare. If you feel weakness

How do you know if you have an incomplete abortion?

An incomplete abortion is an abortion that has only been partially successful.

What is a curettage/vacuum aspiration and is it necessary after medical abortion?

Vacuum aspiration (MVA)is a surgical intervention to remove the contents of the…

آیا misoprostol در آزمایش خون تشخیص داده میشود؟

بله، امکان تشخیص آن وجود دارد ولی‌ فقط در صورتی‌ که آزمایش مخصوص تشخیص این دارو…

How do you know if you have a continuing pregnancy?

Continuing pregnancy is a pregnancy that continues to develop even after the…

What are the chances that the fetus will be malformed if you have an ongoing pregnancy?

If you have an ongoing pregnancy after using Misoprostol, the risk of having a…

Do you need to have an ultrasound after doing a medical abortion?

If you do not have symptoms of a complication, it is not necessary to have an…

Do you require psychological counseling after you have had an abortion?

Most women do not need any psychological help after an abortion. Feelings of…

خطرات چیست؟

بسیاری از سقط جنین‌های غیر قانونی‌، خطرناک بوده و بدون داشتن آگاهی‌‌های لازم…

چقرد طول خواهد کشید تا Misoprostol شروع به کار کند و عوارض جانبی چقدر همراه خواهند بود؟

در بیشتر مورد میسپرستل بد از 4 ساعت شروع به کار کردن خواهد کرد با شروع دل درد و…

از Misoprostol استفاده کردم، مقدار خیلی کمی‌ خونریزی داشته ام، آیا سقط کارساز بوده؟

به سختی می‌توان تشخیص داد که سقط جنین اتفاق افتاده است. تنها راهی‌ که بی‌ شک…

آیا امکان حاملگی مجدد بد از مصرف misoprostol وجود دارد؟

بله، فورا باید احتیاطات لازمه را کرد، برای راهای پیشگیری از بارداری به این…

Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

No, having an induced abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing…

بعد از سقط جنین برای ارتباط جنسی‌ دوباره چقدر باید صبر کرد؟

شما میتوانید هر موقع که دوباره احساس راحتی‌ کردید رابطه جنسی‌ داشته باشید. فورا…

Is a medical abortion dangerous?

Medical abortions performed in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy have a very low…

Will you be able to get pregnant and have children after a medical abortion?

A medical abortion does not affect your ability to conceive or bear a child in…

When can you get pregnant again after having a medical abortion?

Although it may be several weeks after your abortion before you get your…

How can you prevent a future unwanted pregnancy?

About 85% of sexually active women who do not use contraceptives become…

Where can I buy the abortion pill (RU 486, mifepristone, mifeprex, mifegyne, Zacafemyl)?

RU 486 (the abortion pill, Mifepristone, Mifegyne, Mifeprex, Zacafemyl)) is…

آیا دچار عفونت شده ام؟

آیا دچار عفونت شده ام؟ بالا بودن دمای بدن میتواند به این معنی باشد که عفونت…

من از Misoprostol استفاده کرده‌ام ولی‌ خونریزی خیلی کمی‌ داشتم یا اصلا خونریزی نداشته، آیا درمان کارساز بوده؟

من از Misoprostol استفاده کرده‌ام ولی‌ خونریزی خیلی کمی‌ داشتم یا اصلا خونریزی…