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Department of Medical Termination Pregnancy (abortions) Family Welfare

The department is run under the guidance of Dr. Rekha Khandelwal who personally performs all procedures. She is a graduate from the reputed King George Medical College, Lucknow and Post-graduate from S. N. Medical College, Agra.

All procedures are performed in sterile aseptic conditions in a well-equipped operation theatre.

How Is Abortion Performed?

Prerequisites:

  • Thorough clinical examination with past history of medication and disease.
  • Routine blood investigations.
  • Ultrasound pelvis:
    • To assess the maturity of pregnancy.
    • To rule out tubal pregnancy.

Methods of abortion:

  • Medicinal termination (abortion):
    • Medicinal termination is performed in a pregnancy less than 6 weeks.
    • It is a safe nonsurgical method performed with medicines which should be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Surgical termination (abortion):
    • Surgical abortion conducted by vacuum suction. It is a safe method with very less complication rate.
    • Performed in a well-equipped operation theatre.
    • Sterile equipment is used and disposable syringes needles and cannula are used.
    • Procedure is performed either in general or local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance.
    • The procedure takes about 15 minutes.
    • Patient is kept in the hospital for 2 to 3 hours for complete recovery from anesthesia.
    • Oral medication is given for a couple of days after the procedure.

Post Procedure:

  • Nausea ,vomiting because of general anesthesia
  • Most common feeling is menstrual cramps following abortion. There may be spotting or heavy bleeding or few clots that may last from few days to 3 weeks. It is normal to have no bleeding also after an abortion.

When To Consult Post-Procedure:

  • Heavy bleeding with clots (more than 2 pads per hour for more than 2 hours).
  • Pain or discomfort not relieved by medicines.
  • Fever.
  • Vomiting for more than 4 to 6 hours.
  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge.

Post-Abortion Counseling:

  • Normal menses resumes within 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Ovulationresumes quickly after an abortion, so pregnancy can happen soon after an abortion. Use contraceptives after discussing with the doctor.
  • No tampons to be used.
  • No sexual contact for at least 15 days or according to doctor’s advice.

Dr. Rekha Khandelwal
M.S. (OBG)

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