Abortion with Misoprostol


Q: My sister, 34 years old and 6 weeks pregnant, took two 800 mg doses of Misoprostol for abortion. After about 8 hours she started bleeding. The bleeding was so heavy that we took her to hospital. They did an ultrasound and said that the fetus still has heartbeat. They sent us home and said that we should go back there in 2 days. After about 10 hours of bleeding, it finally stopped. However, it started again, not as heavy as the first time, she in a lot of pain now, has fever and is shivering. Is this normal? Will she pass the fetus finally or does she need a curettage?

Many thanks,
Leili Gharani

Symptoms:  Bleeding, fever, shivering, pain

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