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Can A Blighted Ovum Happen Twice
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
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
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
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
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
Not high: The risk is not terribly high for having a second blighted ovum after the first. Generally considered less than 1%, but if you do have the second blighted ovum, then the next pregnancy has about a 30% risk of being abnormal. After 3 abnormal pregnancies the risk is at least 50% for the fourth and about 70% for the fifth. ...Read more
Age and egg supply: Most blighted ovum pregnancies are genetically abnormal. Miscarriages increase as women get older, but low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve) at any age increases the odds of miscarriage or genetically abnormal pregnancy. Rarely a woman or man has a genetic rearrangement (translocation) causing abnormal eggs or sperm. See a fertility md after 2 miscarriages if conceiving easily, sooner if not. ...Read more
See a REI specialist: A woman who's had two or more miscarriages needs testing to look for a cause, by a rei specialist if trying to conceive or by an ob/gyn if pregnant now. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, male or female genetic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more
If sac messured 6w4d is that how far I am and is it normal to not see a baby. I was told I had blighted ovum since already had 3 US should I be scared
Hard to say: Without being there or seeing the scan. If you had a vaginal ultrasound it would be quite unusual to not see a fetal pole at 6w4d, but GS measurements aren't terribly good for dating - so you might actually be earlier. Check with your OB and good luck. ...Read more
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
I miscarried twice as blighted ovum I am scared if this happens for next one I am 28 married for 5 years I took pills for 1st 2 years. What to do now?
Doctor do tests?:
Sorry it happen to you twice But, the odds for you to have a normal pregnancy next time is good. Some specialist believe after 4-5 miscarriage always will carry ok. So, don't get discouraged keep up the LOVE!
But, do beware of environmental toxins, medications, drugs too much exercise of both of youAt lease check thyroid, lupus titers, lymes, progesterone etc after check with your obMD ...Read more
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
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
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
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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