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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Blighted Ovum (Overview)

A condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to develop into an embryo.


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When a woman has blighted ovum, what does it mean?

When a woman has blighted ovum, what does it mean?

Blighted Ovum: Blighted ovum is a condition wherein a pregnancy occured but the fetus did not develop. In other words, it is an empty sac. It generally can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, an infectious agent, or an immune reaction. ...Read more

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
130 Doctors shared insights

Blighted Ovum (Overview)

A condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to develop into an embryo.


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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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Diagnosed with blighted ovum 4 weeks ago. Trying to miscarry naturally--how long is possible?

Miscarrige: It can take several weeks, but past 2-3 weeks you increase the chances for it becoming infected and you may want to consider a d&c. ...Read more

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I had a d&c for a blighted ovum 3 weeks ago. 3 days ago I had a negative pregnancy test. Now that hCG is gone when will I ovulate?

I had a d&c for a blighted ovum 3 weeks ago. 3 days ago I had a negative pregnancy test. Now that hCG is gone when will I ovulate?

2-6 weeks: It's a bit unpredictable, but if your periods were regular before and you were consistently ovulating, it may be as short as 2 weeks. But up to 6 weeks would be normal. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blighted ovum?

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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Hello...I have a d& c for blighted ovum after a 8.5 weeks pregnancy. Want to know when should I start for ttc and what is the chance of another b.O?

1 month: I would advise to wait one month that allows the uterine lining to turn over 1 full time. You can wait longer if you like. It should not predispose you to another miscarriage but the general risk of miscarriage is around 25%. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause blighted ovum?

Does smoking cause blighted ovum?

Doubt it: Blighted ovum (or anembryonic pregnancy) is more related to a chromosomal or post-conception error. Nothing you can do to prevent or cause these. Smoking however, can increase infertility, miscarriage, growth restriction, and preterm delivery. No to mention the neonatal health problems including sids...So, if you're planning a family; quit, eat healthy, exercise, & update your exam. ...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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Had a d/c in sept due to blighted ovum spotted for like 2 -3 weeks haven't gotten my period yet I had irregular periods n I have pcos what should I do

Had a d/c in sept due to blighted ovum spotted for like 2 -3 weeks haven't gotten my period yet I had irregular periods n I have pcos what should I do

See your doctor: See obgyn or endocrinologist. Often is women do not want to get pregnant birth control pills are used to regulate the periods. You can d/w doctor the your risk and benefits for this treatment. ...Read more

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What can me and my wife do or take to prevent blighted ovum?

Nothing: A "blighted ovum" is a pregnancy that simply didn't develop. These are usually genetically abnormal pregnancies that just stop growing, and can happen on occasion in normal situations. However, if you and your wife have this happen twice in a row, then that's considered abnormal and you should consider seeing a board certified re for testing. Dr. Roseff
www. Reproendo. Com. ...Read more

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Could ovulation inducing drugs prevent blighted ovum?

Could ovulation inducing drugs prevent blighted ovum?

Potentially: Most miscarriages including blighted ova are genetic and cannot be prevented. A small portion of miscarriages are related to problems with ovulation and may be prevented through the use of fertility drugs. ...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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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 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 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?

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

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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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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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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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When a woman has blighted ovum, what does it mean?

Blighted Ovum: Blighted ovum is a condition wherein a pregnancy occured but the fetus did not develop. In other words, it is an empty sac. It generally can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, an infectious agent, or an immune reaction. ...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?

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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How common is it to have triple blighted ovum at once?

Very uncommon: This situation is very unusual. The ultrasound may be picking up fragmentation of an original blighted ovum or abnormal pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blighted ovum?

What is the definition or description of: Blighted ovum?

Blighted ovum: Blighted ovum =anembryonic pregnancy. Occurs when an embryo does not develop from a fertilized egg attached to uterine endometrium. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum: what is the likelihood of it happening twice?

Blighted ovum: Extremely unlikely that it will occur a second time in a woman's reproductive life unless you have a genetic issue. ...Read more

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