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Blighted ovum ultrasound criteria

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Blighted ovum: A blighted ovum is an empty intrauterine gestational sac. No fetus is identified within the gestational sac. This most commonly occurs when there is a... Read More
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Empty sac: That's unfortunate, i'm sorry. 'blighted ovum' is an older, less precise name for anembryonic pregnancy. It refers to a first trimester pregnancy in w... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: It could very well be that your dates are off as well. I would repeat the ultrasound in a 10 days or so. In addition, it would be of value to check ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Concerning: If you are truly 6 weeks 5 days, one would expect to see a heartbeat. However, sometimes pregnancies implant later than expected so it is worthwhile c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
We'll see: Your physician can tell you. If it is... The term "blighted ovum" is the wrong word to use in a disappointing situation like this -- i'd prefer the te... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your MD: You need to ask your MD who is following your blighted ovum that question, as he/she may be considering a D & C next week and the risk of infecti... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
U need advice?: This sounds like a complex problem, and it certainly has distressed you. I would try to arrange a visit on HealthTap prime as there is not enough spac... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not blighted ovum: A blighted ovum is when there is a gestational sac but no fetus at all. Since your sonogram shows a fetal pole it is not a blighted ovum. You will nee... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Assuming: that the transvaginal dating confirms 7 weeks, a heartbeat should be detected in a normal pregnancy. If it is 6 weeks, a heartbeat may or may not be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Not likely: An intrauterine embryonic pole at 5weeks 5 days is usually a reassuring sign particularly if cardiac activity was also detected and you have no pain, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Wait for ultrasound: "No pregnancy symptoms DOES NOT mean blighted ovum". HCG levels that are increasing normally are ususally a very reassuring sign at this point in your... Read More
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