Discharge from the Clinic
You may bleed heavily following the second visit, usually for 2 – 3 days and you may even pass some clots. This is quite normal. After this time, the bleeding will reduce but you could bleed on and off for 3 – 4 weeks.
If you have any concerns you can always contact us.
You can take your normal painkillers (they must not contain aspirin) to relieve any discomfort. Do not take more than two in 4 hours.
Your first period may occur 4-6 weeks later and it may be heavier than normal.
We also advise that you avoid any heavy lifting or exercise for 2-3 weeks.
It is advisable to carry out a pregnancy test 3-4 weeks later to confirm your treatment was successful. If the pregnancy test is positive, please contact the clinic for further advice.
This kind of medical abortion may not be suitable for you if any of the following apply:
- You have been on long term corticosteroid treatment
- You are on any anticoagulant (blood clotting) treatment
- You have had a bad reaction or are allergic to Mifepristone
- You have liver or kidney disease
- You have risk factors for heart disease (such as high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol levels
- You suffer from any other disease or illness and are taking other medication
- You have an IUD in place which may need to be removed prior to the beginning of treatment
- You are breast-feeding (we do not recommend use of Mifepristone in women who wish to continue breast-feeding because the drug will pass into breast milk- it takes around 26 days for the drug to clear the body)
If any of these conditions apply, please inform the doctor/nurse who will discuss them further with you.