How Long Do Medical Abortions Take?
Medical abortion can take anywhere from 3 to 4 days but bleeding and spotting usually last about 9-16 days. Medical Abortion requires two visits to the office. An initial visit and a return visit are required. It is very important since there is no other way to be sure that the abortion has been completed. With the Mifeprex / Misoprostol combination, 95 % of women will abort within 4 days. A small number of women who try medical abortion will need to have a surgical abortion because of heavy bleeding or because the medication does not work for her. Step 1 A clinician or counselor will explain the process to you and answer all your questions. After reviewing your medical history an ultrasound, blood work, pregnancy test and and a physical exam will be completed. You will read and sign an informed consent. After that the doctor will give you the medication to be taken orally. You may have some initial bleeding after this first medication. Very few women will have a complete termination o