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Can trauma cause a blighted ovum?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
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 a miscarriage, especially this early on.

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What causes blighted ovum ?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
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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