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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

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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

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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