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blighted ovum question? how do you treat that?

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Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience 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 done you can have chromosomal analysis done to determine the cause of the miscarriage.
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Natural vs. D&C: 'blighted ovum' is an older name for anembryonic pregnancy, in which a gestational sac/intrauterine pregnancy is seen but no embryonic pole. It's an abnormal pregnancy that is treated either by allowing natural miscarriage, or by d&c.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013
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