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Blighted ovum ultrasound criteria

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 39 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
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 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 30 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 42 years experience
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
Pathology 46 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
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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
Hospital-based practice 23 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes, it is possible. By Cleveland Clinic website: "A blighted ovum, or anembryonic pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 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
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