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Ovum (Definition)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through ...Read more


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I was pragnant and in July i was told i had a blighted ovum and im prag now i went for ultra sound and the doc saw two sac but one is smaller than the?

I was pragnant and in July i was told i had a blighted ovum and im prag now i went for ultra sound and the doc saw two sac but one is smaller than the?

Not sure: so it may be one is a sac and the other is fluid. it may be twin sacs. to confirm a sac is an actual pregnancy you must be something in it like a yolk sac. it will be worth while repeating the scan in 1 week ...Read more

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I had my 1st u/s with my re yesterday . We saw no hb nor fetal pole. Small yoke sack visible measuring 6w2d. Progesterone 24, hCG 13, 000. I'm thinking blighted ovum?:( I have had two losses 1 twins.

I had my 1st u/s with my re yesterday . We saw no hb nor fetal pole. Small yoke sack visible measuring 6w2d. Progesterone 24, hCG 13, 000. I'm thinking blighted ovum?:( I have had two losses 1 twins.

Unclear question: First of all, I am sorry for your multiple fetal losses, however, there is not enough information to answer your question. Critical data such as lmp, manner of pregnancy (iui or ivf) are missing. Talk to your re about your concerns as he/she has all of that data at hand. ...Read more

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What causes blighted ovum ?

What causes blighted ovum ?

Arrested Development: Once the embryo stops developing all that is often seen on ultrasound in a empty gestational sac, also called a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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What is the management of blighted ovum?

What is the management of blighted ovum?

Three options.: D&c, Misoprostol or expectant management. The best choice should be reached after discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If i had a blighted ovum 2 months ago what are my chances of having another one?

10 %: Most women who have a blighted ovum rarely have another one. I have been practicing obstetrics for over 30 years and only recall 1 time in my practice. I suggest you not worry. ...Read more

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Hello. I am diagnosed with a blighted ovum, 7 weeks and 2 days. The gyne recommends d & c in a week's time. How many cycles must v wait til v try again?

No definite time: Most doctors will recommend 4-6 weeks of waiting until you next your second period. That allows the uterine lining to be back in sync with your hormones. You really do not need to wait any longer than that. ...Read more

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What is a blighted ovum?

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/intrauterine pregnancy is seen but with no embryonic pole (baby.) it's also called an 'empty sac.'. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blighted ovum?

Ultrasound.: Ultrasound and maternal serum beta HCG are warranted to assess early pregnancy failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

None.: Anembryonic pregnancies may have some spotting or bleeding, but no other specific symptoms. Ultrasonographic diagnosis is required. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blighted ovum.?

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 there is no baby contained inside the preganacy. ...Read more

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What is the most reasons of a blighted ovum?

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 problem related to the egg. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having another blighted ovum?

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 placenta did. So you have rising hormone levels and even a gestational sac in the uterus, but the sac is 'empty'. Older women with poor egg quality have higher chances of blighted pregnancy. If there is no genetic issue with you, then <15% chance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a blighted ovum twice?

Certainly possible: It would be difficult to give you a number or a percent chance. Blighted ovums and early miscarriage are just very common. Unfortunately it can happen again. Assuming you have no medical issues though a normal healthy pregnancy is statistically more likely. ...Read more

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Are pcos patients have higher risk for blighted ovum?

Are pcos patients have higher risk for blighted ovum?

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 taking meds for your PCOS and continue them through the first trimester it can sometimes reduce your risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum question? How do you treat that?

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. ...Read more

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Can it take months for a blighted ovum to pass?

Yes but uncommon: Generally you should not wait more than 4 weeks or less for blighetd ovum to pass. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum question? Did the baby ever exist?

Blighted ovum question? Did the baby ever exist?

Define baby: I believe one legislature just failed to pass a law stating life begins at conception, an interesting idea but one fraught with problems. The blighted ovum is one example of why legislatures need to stay out of this issue. Here a sperm fertilized an egg with just enough information to start the process, but not enough to complete the job. Study of the shed debris often shows chromosome defects. ...Read more

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