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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

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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What are my chances of having another blighted ovum?

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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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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Hi, im 24, ttc 2 years, in that time IV had a blighted ovum + 1 chemical. All checkups ok. what could I do to increase my chance of concieving + not m?

Hi, im 24, ttc 2 years, in that time IV had a blighted ovum + 1 chemical. All checkups ok. what could I do to increase my chance of concieving + not m?

Work-up: If you have been trying to conceive for 2 years and haven't had a baby, it is time to see a specialist in fertility medicine (your Ob/Gyn or PCP can refer you) and begin a work up to find out what the problem is so that it can be addressed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had 4 successful pregnancies and am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my 5th what are my chance of blighted ovum with this one?

I've had 4 successful pregnancies and am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my 5th what are my chance of blighted ovum with this one?

Not enough info: Your chances are no higher than anyone else's, unless you have had an ultrasound that is concerning for blighted ovum. Talk with your OB, and they can easily address your concerns. ...Read more

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My hCG level went from 386 to 4 to 5356 in wk 5. What are the chances of a blighted ovum? Will ur hCG levels rise tht much in 1 wk if u hv an empty?

My hCG level went from 386 to 4 to 5356 in wk 5. What are the chances of a blighted ovum?  Will ur hCG levels rise tht much in 1 wk if u hv an empty?

What did uer OB say?: What is your Progesterone level, a high one is good a low one is not good, should be able to see a sac at 5 weeks and should be able to see a ht beat sometimes at 6 weeks depending on the person and theus machine but definitely by 6 1/2 – 7 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum with my first pregnancy, I found out I am 6 weeks 3 days pregnant now, what are my chances of having another blighted ovum?

I had a blighted ovum with my first pregnancy, I found out I am 6 weeks 3 days pregnant now, what are my chances of having another blighted ovum?

Low: I think your chances of this happening again are low. Blighted Ovum is an out-of-date term for which is now called an Anembyronic pregnancy. These typically do not have a fetal pole (a tiny baby). If you based your current gestational age on a regular period cycle, then you should be able to see this fetal pole and likely the heart beating on ultrasound by this point. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello... I have a d& c for blighted ovum after an 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 waiting 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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How viable pregnancy wth increasing bhcg lvls. Wk 4 (8000hcg); Wk 5 (24000); Wk 8 (174000). Is there a chance of blighted ovum? In 2 wks will be U/S.

How viable pregnancy wth increasing bhcg lvls. Wk 4 (8000hcg); Wk 5 (24000); Wk 8 (174000). Is there a chance of blighted ovum? In 2 wks will be U/S.

Numbers are good: But nothing is specific enough to guarantee it couldn't still be a blighted ovum. I run a specialty practice where we can US patients when the hCG is above 2000, so we routinely do 6 week ultrasounds. If you do not have access to US until 10 weeks that's not a cause for concern, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait until then. Good luck and good wishes. ...Read more

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I had an u/s yest, it says I'm in 6 weeks 2/3 days but doesn't show fetus. Doctor says it is blighted ovum, told me to see radiologist. What r my chances

Not sure: Did the doctor say you had a sac, but no fetal pole? You may want to consider having a blood HCG test now and in 48 hours to confirm that it is a blighted ovum. If your doctor performed an ultrasound, I'm not sure why he/she would send you to radiologist. Best would be to test your hormone and see if it's rising or falling. You need more information at this point. ...Read more

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I'm 22 first pregnancy third cycle after starting to try, ended with blighted ovum. What are my chances of getting pregnant with a healthy baby?

Very high: It's actually fairly common to have a miscarriage early in pregnancy. And your chances of having a normal healthy pregnancy are great. Wait a little while to let your body heal and normalize your hormones but you should be fine. ...Read more

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Gestational sac and yolk sac at 5.4 weeks, but no fetal pole. What are the chances an embryo will show up? Worried ab blighted ovum.

Gestational sac and yolk sac at 5.4 weeks, but no fetal pole. What are the chances an embryo will show up? Worried ab blighted ovum.

No fetal pole: The absence of a fetal pole in a 5+ week gestation is ominous. Check your hCG and Progesterone levels, and repeat both in 48 hrs to monitor the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Am 10 weeks pregnant, saw gestation+yolk sac on us when iwas 5weeks, my uterus size is 10 weeks, do I still have the chance to have a blighted ovum?

Yes: A blighted ovum means a pregnancy with a sac but no fetus. Regardless of the size of your uterus, at 10 weeks you should see a fetus (with a heart beat) on ultrasound or hear a heartbeat on doppler. If not, you may have a blighted ovum. ...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 an empty gestational sac, also called a blighted ovum. ...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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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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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 fewer 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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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

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What is the likihood of a woman having a blighted ovum twice?

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

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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

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