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I was prescribed Cytotec by my dr to encourage the miscarriage. I had a c/s with my ds so I was concerned about inducing anything. She assured me that it was fine that I was still earlier enough in the pregnancy. After reading the product monograph I am not sure. It says that it should not be used in women more than 8 weeks pregnant due to uterine rupture. I am technically about 9 weeks but the baby stopped developing at 6 weeks. IF you used Cytotec had you had previous uterine surgery? How did it go using it? Is there a difference between doing it vaginally like I have been asked to and taking it internally? Any info would be great. Thanks.
 

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I used it about a year ago- I had a blighted ovum and waited about 3 weeks for my body to miscarry, and finally took the Cytotec. I really wanted to avoid a D&C if possible. The Dr told me to put it on my cervix to be the most effective... I hadn't even spotted at that point. I took the first dose, took a nap, and woke up a couple of hours later miscarrying. I never needed the other doses.
 

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I used Cytotec also. I found out about our miscarriage at 13 weeks (through ultrasound) and waited for my body to do what it needed to do. It never did. At 16.5 weeks, I induced with the Cytotec & it was incomplete. At 17.5 weeks, I had a manual extraction of the remains of my blighted ovum baby.<br><br>
I haven't had any previous surgeries and my uterus was continuing to grow & develop until 15.5 weeks. I took it vaginally and needed several doses. My miscarriage was very similar to labor. I did NOT want to have a D&C.<br><br>
I wish you peace in your decision.
 

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I was given cytotec (orally) about an hour before my D&C to help soften my cervix. I experienced no negative side effects.<br><br>
Cytotec is one of those drugs I used to think was evil and I never forsaw myself EVER using it. But under the circumstances, it was a good thing *for me*.<br><br>
Good luck with your decision- I know how difficult it is to make rational decisions when you'd prefer to just bury your head and wish it all away.
 

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I used cyctotec for a missed m/c at 7 wks. My m/c occured quickly afterwards, with no ill effects. Many women on the mdc boards advise against it, but for me it was the best option, and I'm glad I didn't need a D&C.
 

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Well I took the Cytotec and it worked fairly quickly. I actually ended up in hospital due to excessive bleeding. Everything seems to be ok now. Now I just wait and see if it is a complete miscarriage.
 

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Have you considered acupucture/pressure to assist and herbs?<br><br>
I did the above for my 14 week loss and it worked.<br><br>
Mary
 

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I used cytotech at 10 weeks for a blighted ovum. I took it orally (800 mcg). From the time I took it to when the cramps and pain started was 5 hours. The actual m/c took an hour and felt very much like transition. I definitely felt panicky and like I couldn't handle the pain. But I moved around A LOT and swayed my hips and made a lot of noise which helped. After the gestational sac passed there was about 15 more minutes of pain and then it all just stopped.<br><br>
Please don't let anyone, or any board tell you what is best for your body. Look deep inside and if this is a good desicion for you (it was absolutely for me) then take it from there.<br><br>
Best of luck at an extremely difficult time.<br><br>
sandra<br><br><br>
Well, now I can see you already took it! I'm glad things seem to be okay for now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was prescribed Cytotec by my dr to encourage the miscarriage. I had a c/s with my ds so I was concerned about inducing anything. She assured me that it was fine that I was still earlier enough in the pregnancy. After reading the product monograph I am not sure. It says that it should not be used in women more than 8 weeks pregnant due to uterine rupture. I am technically about 9 weeks but the baby stopped developing at 6 weeks. IF you used Cytotec had you had previous uterine surgery? How did it go using it? Is there a difference between doing it vaginally like I have been asked to and taking it internally? Any info would be great. Thanks.</div>
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I was in exactly the same situation this April. I did end up taking the Cytotec (after much debate in my mind) and everything was ok. I took it vaginally. I forget the dosage.
 

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Well I was back at the hospital and had a d&c due to excessive blood loss. I started bleeding heavily on Wed and ended up in the hospital.
 

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