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blighted ovum ultrasound criteria

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Possibly: No embryo can be seen during early gestational development. Fetal heart motion usually occurs around 6 to 6 and half weeks of gestation with vaginal u ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Varies: It depends on the size of the gestational sac. If it's very small, then there is a chance she's just earlier than 5 5/7 weeks. But if the mean (averag ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The follow up ultrasound and hCG will confirm or not the diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Blighted ovum: Unfortunately what you are describing is consistent with a blighted ovum. This is where an embryo implants into the uterine lining but the embryo or b ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
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

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