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how to prevent blighted ovum

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
39 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
33 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
37 years experience 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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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Empty sac: 'blighted ovum' is an older, less precise name for anembryonic pregnancy. It refers to a first trimester pregnancy in which a gestational sac/intraute ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound.: Ultrasound and maternal serum beta HCG are warranted to assess early pregnancy failure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Non viable pregnancy: A blighted ovum results in a pregnancy with no fetus developing. There would be placental tissue which results in a positive pregnancy test - but the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Genetics: The vast majority of time it is a genetically abnormal embryos. Although both the sperm and the egg can contribute to this, usually it results from a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends on testing: A blighted ovum means that that portion of the embryo that was to become the baby did not develop properly, but the portion that was to become the pla ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
43 years experience Fertility Medicine
Recurrent Miscarriag: The risk of a first miscarriage is usually quoted at 15% but the risk increases with maternal age (30-60% over 40). The chance of another miscarriage ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very unlikley: Most early miscarriages including a blighted ovum are caused by genetic abnormalities in the pregnancy or hormonal issues. Trauma is unusual cause for ... Read More

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