Dr. Vivian Roston and I have been discussing with increasing frequency how quite a few patients are coming to Dr. Emily Women's Health Center too early in their pregnancy seeking a medical abortion.
It is recommended to come to the office if you are ONE week late for your menstrual period with a positive home pregnancy test. Do not come to our office if you are only 3 to 4 days late for your period, because there is a high probability, a gestational sac will not be seen on a pelvic ultrasound.
Please do not come to the office with a quantitative beta HCG value of less than 1500 unless you are having vaginal bleeding, which could be a sign of a possible spontaneous abortion.
Patients who come to our office with a quantitative beta HCG of 49 or 100 will NOT get the RU 486 because they are too early and the RU 486 / Mifepristone tablets and the Misoprostol tablets will not work.
Any patient who is one or two weeks late for their period with a positive home pregnancy test and severe lower abdominal pain are advised to go to a local hospital emergency room as soon as possible day or night because those symptoms could be warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy, which if ruptures can be a life threatening situation.
Best of health to all patients and stay safe!
Dr.Roston and I and our staff look forward to meeting you soon and
to taking care of your medical needs.
Feb. 23, 2023
Dr. Brian Park, Medical Director