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Termination Of Pregnancy: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Termination of pregnancy is better known as Abortion.

How is the treatment done?

Termination of pregnancy in simple words means abortion. And abortion is the process through which the pregnancy tissues and all products of pregnancy is removed. The foetus growing inside is expelled out. This can only take place when the pregnant women carrying the child decides not to have the child. This is more common in the United States, where more than 1.2 million women an abortion. However, in India aborting is a crime and women committing is liable to hold a punishment.

Nevertheless, there often arise instances, when abortion is required. Such incidents include rape cases or the foetus inside has some terrible issue to survive. Here are some of the condition in which women should not undergo an abortion.

If a woman is carrying a foetus for more than 49 days, she is not advised to undergo an abortion. If the women is under steroid medication or any chronic adrenal disease, never go for termination of pregnancy. Patients with a seizure disorder should also not go for abortion. Further, women who have an acute problem with bleeding or maybe using blood-thinning medicines should never think of abortion.

It is to be always remembered that, abortion means killing a soul growing inside you.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The primarily step is to consult a well-known and trustworthy doctor. The doctor will have a keen look at your medical history and at the same time examine you thoroughly. Further, the doctor will surely conduct an ultrasound check in order to check the condition and the size of the foetus growing inside. The ultrasound check also confirms that the pregnancy does not turn to be ectopic.

However, a blood test is necessary. This is mostly to determine that the person holds Rh positive or negative blood. Rh is a protein of red blood cells and the women having them are considered as Rh positive. The women that do not produce this protein material in the blood are tagged as Rh negative.

The process of abortion can be done by both medication and surgical method. Often a combination of both is also opted by the doctor. Medical research speaks that if pregnancy is conducted at an early stage, say before 9 weeks, medicines produce the best result. The abortions for cases between 9 to 14 weeks include a combination of both surgery and medication. For cases that use medicine for abortion generally results in contacting the uterus.

However, for surgical cases, there remain several procedures. During menstrual aspiration, a tissue is removed in order to complete the overall abortion procedure. The suction method is done past 13 weeks from the first day of the last undergone menstrual period. The process takes less than 15 minutes where the cervix is widened and a hollow tube is inserted by the doctor into the uterus of the pregnant lady. Dilation and curettage is a method where the cervix and various sharp instruments are used to remove the tissue of pregnancy. One of the rarest methods is abdominal hysterotomy. It is the removal of the foetus from the uterus.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are pregnant and you are not ready for the child you can go for abortion. However, you should undergo a complete check-up choosing abortion. In case you are pregnant for more than 49 days, it is suggested not to opt for abortion.

Are there any side effects?

Pregnancy above 49 days does not allow you to conduct an abortion. On the other hand, if the person is suffering bleeding issues or prescribed for blood thinning medicines, inhibits any chronic illness(adrenal) or uncontrolled bowel or seizure functioning, she is not eligible for undergoing the abortion process.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Several serious side effects evolve up post the execution of abortion. If abortion is done through medicines, side effects include vomiting tendency, nausea, excess vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain. However, these side effects can also be treated. Other common side effects of abortion are sore breasts, excess fatigue, abdominal cramps and often mood swings.

How long does it take to recover?

The person is likely to face an emotional turnover after the abortion. Besides emotional trauma, various physical side effects also climb up. The person is supposed to follow some fixed rules, more commonly known as the post-treatment guidelines.

Do not try to insert anything into your vagina. Refrain from using, toys, injecting fingers, tampons, penises or menstrual cups. Your vagina remains extremely sensitive during this time, keep it touch-free.

It is better not to get in touch with water. More likely, do not bath for a few days. Avoid going to swimming, Jacuzzis or hot tub relaxing episodes.

Keep updating the doctor time to time in order to avoid any emergency situation.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

It takes around 2 and half weeks to recover when done with your abortion. However, in unusual and rare cases, the time required may be more.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The cost of the treatment is determined based on the procedure or the method of abortion. For medicines, the cost remains low to a great extent than that of the surgical process. The cost is again dependent on respect to the doctor and his surgery fees.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results are permanent. The only requirement is to find the most suitable method depending on the criteria of the patient’s condition.

Popular Questions & Answers

I took mifepristone pill on 18th july and misoprostol pills on 20th july under the supervision of my gynecologist. But my 2nd dose of cavity-19 vaccine is due tomorrow so can I take the vaccine?

MBBS, Master of surgery, Certificate course in obstetrics ultrasound
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Yes you can take the vaccine but avoid travelling to very far off vaccination centre as you might be bleeding more than your periods and this might make you feel tired and dizzi! take care.
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Hello doctors. I am 28 years old and 27 weeks pregnant lady. From past two weeks I have carvings of eating slate pencils, raw rice, soaked raw rice like things. Some times I had them too. Please help me to get out of that carvings with your valuable suggestions and please let me know does that eating habits effect my baby in the womb and how? Waiting for your response. Thanks in advance.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
The treatment entirely depends on your will power to stop this urge. Diverting your mind and proper diet are other ways of controlling the urge. For proper diet consult your gynecologist.

I'm 29 years old and have pcod. I'm taking dronis 30 to regularise irregular periods. Very soon i'll get married. I wanted to know that whether dronis 30 acts as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy? If yes, how long can I continue with dronis 30? Is it safe overall for pregnancy and pcod?

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
this is a old contraceptive pill if it is indicated you can continue as long as 10 years as well but then if you are planning for pregnancy you have to stop the medicine and then if it is a regular period you can try for pregnancy if not then you ...

I was having pcod past 6 years ago .i was under treatment with crisanta & medical tablet .i have left the medicines past 6 months .now my periods are regular nd I want to conceive can I conceive without taking medical?

MBBS, M.S Obstetrics & Gynaecology, F.MAS FELLOWSHIP IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, D. MAS Dipolma in MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, FICRS, Fellowship in COSMETIC GYNAECOLOGY, Diploma in advanced Laparoscopy for Urogynaecology & Gynaec oncology, Basic training course in minimal invasive surgery in Gynaecology, Basics of Colposcopy, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology, Certificate course in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Certificate of hands on training in hysteroscopy, Certificate course in diabetes, Fellowship in assisted reproductive technology, Certificate program in aesthetic Medicine, Certificate of operative Hysteroscopy, Certificate course in clinical embryology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
if your period is regular then there is no need of you to get worried about the pregnancy but you have to trace the evolution of the bi natural techniques like body temperature for LH kit or you can also try something like alternative days from 10...
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Mam I am 23 week pregnant I am 25 your old and weight 52 kg. 7 years ago I was done a overycyst surgery all things are good but this time it is painful that place what should I do? Is it risk chance? Baby or mom? please advice mam/sir.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Most of the medical problems need personally taking detailed medical history and examination with the need for reports sometimes so meet concerned doctor- gynecologist. There is no risk about the matter of previous surgery.

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