October 21, 2018

Im pregnant how to prevent it. I am 16.

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Patient: Im pregnant how to prevent that my age 16

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Before planning for abortion, you have to get examined by y our doctor and have to undergo an ultrasound.Ultrasound is needed to confirm the intrauterine pregnancy, to estimate the gestational age and to rule out ectopic pregnancy.After that according to the gestational age you can choose the method for abortion with your doctors advice.Medical termination with tablets is possible up to eight weeks of gestation.Usually, mifepristone followed by misoprostol tablets combination is used to for medical abortion.Using tablets without ruling out ectopic pregnancy can lead do complications like rupture.So, please do consult your doctor and proceed according to her advice. Take care.

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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