When taken without prostaglandin, which is not recommended, RU 486 can result in incomplete abortion.
But after years of seeing women with incomplete abortions and medical complications, he began to soften.
In 1973, Munson discharged a 28-year-old patient after an incomplete abortion.
This has a tendency to lead to severe complications, such as incomplete abortion, sepsis, hemorrhage, and damage to internal organs.
In 4 to 5 percent of patients, the pills do not work, either leaving a continuing pregnancy or causing an incomplete abortion.
Recently, a woman arrived at the one small government health clinic on Mfangano Island bleeding profusely; she was found to have had an "incomplete abortion."
Also seek immediate medical attention if you have continued heavy bleeding, which may be a sign of an incomplete abortion or other serious medical problem.
RU 486, however, was not sufficiently effective and it sometimes caused incomplete abortions with occasionally heavy bleeding.
The 5 percent who do not respond may have incomplete abortions, characterized by prolonged bleeding but no expulsion of the fetus.
However, it also might increase the risk of an incomplete abortion or an abnormal pregnancy.