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Follow-up examination after a medical abortion

A follow-up examination is done about 2 weeks after a medical abortion. The examination may include:

  • A physical exam, to check the cervix and uterus camera.gif.
  • A lab test to check for a low human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level, which shows the pregnancy has ended.
  • A blood test, to check for anemia.
  • An ultrasound, to confirm the uterus is empty.
  • A discussion of birth control use. If birth control measures were started immediately after the abortion procedure, the proper use of the method can be discussed again.
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Last Updated: August 31, 2012
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