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I had an abortion a little over two months ago. I had sex a couple weeks after using a condom. I haven't had any symptoms but I haven't gotten my period yet either. So I decided to take a test and it came back positive. Is it possible the abortion didn't work?


Hi Confused,

What type of abortion was it?  If chemical it is possible it didn't take.  If it was a surgical abortion it is very unlikely that it didn't work.

Depending upon how far along you were the pregnancy test may still read positive.  It takes a while for the pregnancy hormone, hcg, levels to drop.

You are using a qualitative test, yes or no.  Your doctor can give you a quantitative test, an actual number.  If you take two tests a week or so apart you should see the levels dropping.

Check with your doctor.

Good luck.