Medical Abortion Care - Topic Overview continued...
When a medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion must
be done as follow-up to prevent complications or development of a fetus with
Follow-up examination after a medical abortion
follow-up examination is done about 2 weeks after a medical abortion. The
examination may include:
A physical exam, to check the
cervix and uterus . A lab test to check for a low human chorionic
gonadotropin (hCG) level, which shows the pregnancy has ended. A
blood test, to check for
ultrasound, to confirm the uterus is
empty. A discussion of birth control use. If birth control measures
were started immediately after the abortion procedure, the proper use of the
method can be discussed again. You can choose to have an
intrauterine device (IUD) inserted at this
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September 22, 2010
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