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Just went for 1st ultrasound and found out I had a blighted ovum?

Just went for 1st ultrasound and found out I had a blighted ovum?

Empty sac: That's unfortunate, i'm sorry. '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.' to make this diagnosis you must have fairly clear knowledge of gestational age, or 'how far along' you are. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Had an ultrasound today,was supposed to be 6w6d but the scan showed a sac that has a gestational age of 5weeks 2days. Could it be Blighted ovum?

Had an ultrasound today,was supposed to be 6w6d but the scan showed a sac that has a gestational age of 5weeks 2days. Could it be Blighted ovum?

Maybe: It could very well be that your dates are off as well. I would repeat the ultrasound in a 10 days or so. In addition, it would be of value to check to hcg levels 48 hours apart to see if rising or not. If dropping then that is a sign of a non viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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If during the first ultrasound it appears that it is a blighted ovum, is there a possibility that there is a fetus and the ultrasound missed it?

If during the first ultrasound it appears that it is a blighted ovum, is there a possibility that there is a fetus and the ultrasound missed it?

Possibly: No embryo can be seen during early gestational development. Fetal heart motion usually occurs around 6 to 6 and half weeks of gestation with vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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At what week is it considered a blighted ovum? My wife is 5 weeks and 5 days no feta. Pole. No yolk sac ps she had a tranvaginial us ultrasound

At what week is it considered a blighted ovum? My wife is 5 weeks and 5 days no feta. Pole. No yolk sac

ps she had  a tranvaginial us ultrasound

Varies: It depends on the size of the gestational sac. If it's very small, then there is a chance she's just earlier than 5 5/7 weeks. But if the mean (average) gestational sac diameter is measuring larger and there is no yolk sac or pole, it more likely is an anembryonic pregnancy (blighted ovum). Talk to your OB about the measurements and whether you are just very early in preg. ...Read more

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I'm positive that i ovulated at least 6.5 weeks ago..Today on vaginal ultrasound there s nothing but gestational sac with age of 5 w.Blighted ovum ?

I'm positive that i ovulated at least 6.5 weeks ago..Today on vaginal ultrasound there s nothing but gestational sac with age of 5 w.Blighted ovum ?

Concerning: If you are truly 6 weeks 5 days, one would expect to see a heartbeat. However, sometimes pregnancies implant later than expected so it is worthwhile check in one more time just to be sure even though the odds are not good. ...Read more

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Blighted+ovum+hcg+levels I am 9 weeks 4 days they did an ultrasound yesterday and all it showed was a sac no fetal pole nothing my level was 35000?

Blighted+ovum+hcg+levels I am 9 weeks 4 days they did an ultrasound yesterday and all it showed was a sac no fetal pole nothing my level was 35000?

Blighted ovum: Unfortunately what you are describing is consistent with a blighted ovum. This is where an embryo implants into the uterine lining but the embryo or baby part doesn't grow where as the placenta part does. The gestational sac grows continuously without the baby. This event can continue growing for weeks. At times the patient will elect to undergo a dilation and curettage ending this abnormal pregnancy. If one elect to allow nature to take it's course then this will occur over weeks to possibly a month or so. ...Read more

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Do I have a blighted ovum? Cramping, spotting, and back pain. 11 weeks no baby shows on ultrasound just a yolk sac.

We'll see: Your physician can tell you. If it is... The term "blighted ovum" is the wrong word to use in a disappointing situation like this -- i'd prefer the term "anembryonic pregnancy", because it reminds you that nothing magical happened, and that you can go on to be a mother. The placenta formed well & you were spared from baby having a terrible birth defect. I wish you comfort. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

Ask your MD: You need to ask your MD who is following your blighted ovum that question, as he/she may be considering a D & C next week and the risk of infection post surgery is higher when intercourse stirs up or contributes bacteria. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about a blighted ovum diagnosis and my dr is basing everything on LMP rather than the range of when I had intercourse and conceived. I believe I conceived on or after 6/21. First ultrasound Showed nothing in my uterus or on ovaries, hCG was

I'm concerned about a blighted ovum diagnosis and my dr is basing everything on LMP rather than the range of when I had intercourse and conceived. I believe I conceived on or after 6/21. First ultrasound Showed nothing in my uterus or on ovaries, hCG was

U need advice?: This sounds like a complex problem, and it certainly has distressed you. I would try to arrange a visit on HealthTap prime as there is not enough space in these postings to get enough info to make a diagnosis. Also, there will probably be some back & forth that is necessary. Alternatively, seek a 2nd opinion from another Obstetrician / Gynecologist in ur area with the test results in hand. GL! ...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

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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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

Blighted ovum is a condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to ...Read more