Table 4

Reported symptoms and care seeking for potentially serious complications among women conducting medical abortion through online telemedicine. Figures are number of women (percentage, 95% confidence interval)

All gestations<7 weeks’ gestation7-9 weeks’ gestationP value
Reported symptoms:
 No of women987768291
 Bleeding >2 maxi pads/hr for >2 hours51 (5.2, 3.9 to 6.7)33 (4.3, 3.0 to 6.0)18 (8.2, 4.9 to 12.7)0.02
 Fever >39°C or abnormal vaginal discharge17 (1.7, 1.0 to 2.7)10 (1.3, 0.6 to 2.4)7 (3.2, 1.3 to 6.5)0.07
 Persistent pain continuing several days after abortion24 (2.4, 1.6 to 3.6)19 (2.5, 1.5 to 3.8)5 (2.3, 0.8 to 5.3)1.0
 Any of above symptoms93 (9.3, 7.6 to 11.3)62 (8.1, 6.2 to 10.2)30 (13.7, 9.4 to 19.0)0.02
Advised to seek medical care given reporting any of above symptoms:
 No of women926230
 Sought medical care as advised87 (95.0, 87.8 to 98.2)58 (94.0, 84.3 to 98.2)29 (96.7, 82.8 to 99.9)1.0