Medical abortion is an alternative to surgical abortion that may be appropriate for some women. In a surgical abortion, the pregnancy is removed by suction curettage. In a medical abortion, a pill is used to stop the growth of the pregnancy. Thirty-six hours later, pills are placed in the mouth and allowed to dissolve. These pills cause the pregnancy to miscarry. Thousands of women have used this method in clinical trials, and there have been no reports of significant side-effects or long-term risks. The medical method has a success rate of 95% or greater when given before 8 weeks of pregnancy.
Complications are rare, but they do happen. If you think you have a medical emergency, it is very important that you contact us as soon as possible. Please do not delay contacting us if you have any of the following symptoms: excessive bleeding; severe pain not reduced by rest, pain medication, heating pad, or hot water bottle; continued vomiting (unable to keep anything down) for more than 4-6 hours; or fever greater than 101 degrees F. If the pregnancy tissue does not pass completely and there is continuous excessive bleeding, removal via suction may be necessary. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on our office number (646) 898-2122.
The aspiration abortion procedure is available to end early pregnancy using a hand held plastic device. This aspiration abortion usually takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete. We are highly experienced in performing safe abortions and have been providing care since 1971 in the New York, NYC area. Women and their doctors in New York, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Tri- State Area as well as the North Eastern United States have put their trust in us, you can too.
What is the Aspiration Procedure?
The Aspiration Abortion Procedure is also known as the Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVP). The physician will place a speculum inside the vagina and cleanse the area with an antiseptic solution. A local anesthesia which is an injection into the cervix is used to numb the area. A thin tube is then passed through the cervix. This tube is attached to a plastic device which resembles a large syringe. This device creates a vacuum which aspirates the pregnancy out of the uterus. During this procedure you are awake and may experience cramps as the injection is given as well as during the aspiration procedure. Pain medication will be given to alleviate the discomfort.
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Laboratory Testing for Abortion
Post Abortion Follow-Up Appointment
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