Some states mandate the use of ultrasound in case of pregnancy termination, while others agree that medically speaking ultrasound is not important for an abortion.
According to a recent research, if you do not show any symptoms of complication, it is not necessary to have an ultrasound after a aborting with RU-486 (Mifepristone) and Misoprostol.
However, by ultrasound you can determine if the pregnancy has been eliminated even after few days since the procedure. Mostly, this done by women who are unsure if the pregnancy has been completely ended. An alternative to taking an ultrasound can be to take a home pregnancy test after about three to four weeks after taking the abortion pills. One point to remember is to avoid taking a test before three weeks past the procedure, as this can show false results, because pregnancy hormones take at least three weeks to completely leave the body.
Should ultrasound be done?
Medical pregnancy termination, is so similar to miscarriage that it can, albeit extremely rarely take several weeks to expel the conception tissues completely from the uterus. However, it is very normal. If you want to, you can take an ultrasound after ten days of taking the pill for confirming if the aborting process is completed.
Most women, however successfully terminate with abortion pills without any complications. The research has shown abortion pills to be more than 96-97% effective.
Rarely, if a woman feels strong stomach ache, has smelly vaginal discharge or fever, she may have an ultrasound. However, instead she can wait until next menstrual cycle or she may just take extra two tablets of misoprostol buccally (in the cheek pouches) in such situations.
That is why, when women buy abortion pill online, they get a double dosage in case of emergencies.