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What is a medical abortion like? MoeyBear Broomall, Pennsylvania 12 posts
8th Apr '12

I am going through a bit of a scare right now. I am on the Pill and am scared it may have failed due to a bought of diarrhea. I talked to my doctor and he said that the hormone was digested into my body and that I should be okay.

But what is Ru-486 like?

EasyComeEasyGo 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8035 posts
8th Apr '12

You think your birth control will fail because you had diarrhea? I have never heard of that!

♥Love♥ {5 weeks} Due August 16; 2 angel babies; California 6660 posts
status 8th Apr '12

Have you had your doctor do a blood test to confirm pregnancy?

Halpert 3 kids; Ohio 34411 posts
8th Apr '12

RU-486 basically induces a miscarriage...It can take a little while to pass everything though I think.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20882 posts
8th Apr '12
Quoting EasyComeEasyGo:" You think your birth control will fail because you had diarrhea? I have never heard of that!"


ive heard of this happening. when you have diarrhea, you dont digest anything completely, including medications

EasyComeEasyGo 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8035 posts
8th Apr '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" ive heard of this happening. when you have diarrhea, you dont digest anything completely, including medications"


wow, I suppose that does make sense!

Jess✿ 3 kids; Australia 4334 posts
8th Apr '12

I'm pretty sure the Pill only fails if you are vomiting because the Pill is expelled from your body before it is digested.
If it's just diarrhea I think you would be fine.

MoeyBear Broomall, Pennsylvania 12 posts
8th Apr '12

Thanks for the replies. I went to the doctor, he said it is highly unlikely, but I just want to know in case.

MoeyBear Broomall, Pennsylvania 12 posts
8th Apr '12
Quoting ♥Love♥:" Have you had your doctor do a blood test to confirm pregnancy?"

No, but I plan on taking a pregnancy test Wednesday.

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
9th Apr '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" ive heard of this happening. when you have diarrhea, you dont digest anything completely, including medications"


But the medicine would be in your blood after being swallowed. Diarrhea doesn't matter at that point.



It would matter if the contents were vomited shortly after taking it.