What happens if you just take the first abortion pill?
If you’ve only taken the first pill, mifepristone, you might be able to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. Mifepristone works by blocking the vital progesterone hormone that sustains the lining of your uterus and allows your body to continue your pregnancy.
How far does the abortion pill go?
The abortion pill is a medicine that ends an early pregnancy. In general, it can be used up to 70 days—10 weeks—after the first day of a person’s last period. People who need an abortion and are more than 10 weeks pregnant can have an in-clinic abortion. The name for “the abortion pill” is mifepristone.
How long does the abortion pill take to work?
How long does the abortion pill take to work? After you’ve taken both medications, it usually takes about 2 to 24 hours for the pregnancy to be removed from your body. In some cases, you may still be pregnant or you haven’t completely passed all of the tissue from your body.
How long does medical abortion take?
Whether you choose the surgical or medication abortion, you’ll meet with the doctor for your procedure: medication abortion patients will take one pill in the office and receive additional medicines to take home. For surgical abortion patients, the actual procedure lasts about 5 to 8 minutes.
Can the abortion pill affect future pregnancies?
The abortion pill is really safe and effective. It’s a super common way to have an abortion, and millions of people have used it safely. Unless there’s a rare and serious complication that’s not treated, there’s no risk to your future pregnancies or to your overall health.
Does abortion pill cause infertility?
Increased Infertility Infections caused by the abortion pill can lead to uterine scarring, which can cause future infertility and ectopic pregnancies. 3 As you decide if the abortion pill is right for you, it’s important to take time to consider this risk and evaluate your future family plans.
How long will I bleed after abortion?
Normal symptoms that most women will experience after a medical abortion include: Bleeding or spotting for up to 14 days. Bleeding may last longer for pregnancies of more than 7 weeks.