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Blighted ovum

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Blighted ovum: A blighted ovum is defined as a empty gestational sac. During the first trimester an intrauterine gestational sac is seen, but there is no evidence of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience in Gynecology
Arrested Development: Once the embryo stops developing all that is often seen on ultrasound in a empty gestational sac, also called a blighted ovum.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound.: Ultrasound and maternal serum beta HCG are warranted to assess early pregnancy failure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
None.: Anembryonic pregnancies may have some spotting or bleeding, but no other specific symptoms. Ultrasonographic diagnosis is required.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Miscarriage : A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy (empty gestational sac) unless repetitive does not increase chance for miscarriage in the future. If repetiti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blighted Ovum: Blighted ovum is a condition wherein a pregnancy occured but the fetus did not develop. In other words, it is an empty sac. It generally can be caused ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
All possible: need to be followed to see what the next value is by your doctor (which is whom I assume is ordering these tests)
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes , possible: Blighted ovum is when gets implanted with out embryo , detected by sonogram , will have placenta, HCG will be positive , yolk sac may be present with ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Trust: Your doctor. I am sure you are very anxious, but these questions always involve some waiting to see what happens. If you do not trust your doctor's ad ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Same: As a normal intrauterien pregnancy.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Gallenberg
Specializes in Gynecology
A blighted ovum, also called an anembryonic pregnancy or anembryonic gestation, occurs when a gestational sac develops without an embryo — often due to chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilized egg: A blighted ovum usually occurs in the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she's pregnant. However, a woman might miss a peri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Relationship: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus.Bleeding most often does not occur with implantati ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
What: Is your question? This is just information with no question asked.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Potentially: Most miscarriages including blighted ova are genetic and cannot be prevented. A small portion of miscarriages are related to problems with ovulation a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Miscarrige: It can take several weeks, but past 2-3 weeks you increase the chances for it becoming infected and you may want to consider a d&c.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: There is no relaationships between the two. Twins are related to the eggs or fertility treatment and one pregnancy is really independant of another.
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Don't worry: The most important thing is that the fetus has a heartbeat. Did they tell you an actual fetal heart rate? Sometimes the gestational sac looks differ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Unpredictable : You may ovulate in a few weeks or take a month or two. Most docs counsel their patients to wait a couple months since the miscarriage risk may be high ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not as such.: A fertilized egg was present at some point, however for some reason it never developed into an embryo, only resulted in a gestational sac and rudimetn ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
3 months: A good rule is to wait for at least 3 normal periods before you attempt pregnancy again. This allows for the inner lining of the uterus to get back to ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: Usually they do rise up to a certain point. Sometimes they rise even after the abnormality of found. And other times the hormones plateau or start to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: A blighted ovum occurs when an egg is fertilized and placental tissue develops (causing a positive pregnancy test) but no baby forms. While it is pos ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Blighted ovum will not affect your urine at all.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Repeat Sono.: The HCG levels you provide are meaningless without a times scale. You are about 8 days less along than would be expected from the lmp. Could be late o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Maybe: But your ultrasound was done too early to say, just as likely everything is fine. If feb 7 was your certain lmp, then you'd be exactly 6 w 1d today (3 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarun Jain
23 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Blighted ovum: Unfortunately, yes. It is often due to the embryo being chromosomally abnormal (aneuploidy).
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Blighted ovum: A gestational sac without a fetal with a gestational age of almost 7 weeks is most likely a blighted ovum (non development of the fetus). Most likely ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Blighted ovum: Depending upon how far along you are in the pregnancy you can either wait for a spontaneous miscarriage or can have a d&c. If a surgical procedure is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No fetal pole: The absence of a fetal pole in a 5+ week gestation is ominous. Check your hCG and Progesterone levels, and repeat both in 48 hrs to monitor the pregn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
See your doctor: See obgyn or endocrinologist. Often is women do not want to get pregnant birth control pills are used to regulate the periods. You can d/w doctor th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Nothing: A "blighted ovum" is a pregnancy that simply didn't develop. These are usually genetically abnormal pregnancies that just stop growing, and can happe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sorry : But it probably is. God Bless you during this difficult time
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slightly: Statistically people with PCOS are at a slightly higher risk for miscarriage because their ovulations are not as "typical" as non-PCOS pts. If you are ... Read More
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