A 24-year-old female asked:
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what causes blighted ovum ?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience 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.
Answered on Oct 24, 2013
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No: The two issues are most likely unrelated.
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Maybe: Alcohol in pregnancy is associated with birth abnormalities and possibly heavy drinking can be associated with blighted ovum.
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