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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?

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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.


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