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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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My friend got pregnant and after two weeks of missing her

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Hi doctor,
My friend got pregnant and after two weeks of missing her period and testing positive pregnancy used cytotec misoprostol 4x200 mcg for abortion. Its been a week since then, and the symptoms are as follows:
1. headaches are there throughout the day for the last 3 days
2. bleeding is minimal and dark
3. minor cramping
4. No fever
we are mostly concerned about the headaches, no medication or vitamins are being taken so far. we are also concerned about her general weakness and worried if it can develop to something more serious like a coma. this is her second abortion, its been 18 months since the last one and she did it after her 4th month of pregnancy as opposed to this one (one month). her previous post abortion symptoms were less.
would you kindly advise us on required meds and vitamins, and could her weakness develop to something more serious.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


We can not advise you on meds she need or vitamins.

She needs an exam.

These can be normal symptoms given the situation, but any new headache and continued bleeding requires an immediate examination.

The headache especially.

Tell her to get examined.


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