I've used Misoprostol but the pregnancy test is still positive. What should I do?
Sometimes, pregnancy test are still positive 3 or 4 weeks after the abortion, because the hormones are still in the blood. The only way to make sure whether you are still pregnant or not is to have an ultrasound. If that is not possible, we advise you to repeat the pregnancy test after one or two weeks. Blood loss does not mean that the abortion was successful; that is why it is so important to check for continuing pregnancy by ultrasound (as soon as possible) or a pregnancy test (after 1 week). Should you still be pregnant (not longer than 12 weeks), then you can repeat the procedure with Misoprostol (80% effective) (see for complete instructions www.womenonwaves.org/set-274-en.html?lang=en "How can I do an abortion")
You can also do a medical abortion with Mifepriston and Misoprostol (99% effective) Please go to www.womenonweb.org. Women on Web is an on-line medical abortion referral service that provides help for women living in a country where access is restricted.