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Blighted ovum 5 weeks tuesday took misoprostol and rubella shot. When to try pregnancy again. 3 yrs b4 miscarriage d&c 5 weeks preg. Really want baby.

Blighted ovum 5 weeks tuesday took misoprostol and rubella shot. When to try pregnancy again. 3 yrs b4 miscarriage d&c 5 weeks preg. Really want baby.

No sooner than 6-8wk: General recommendation is after rubella vaccine you should wait at minimal 4 weeks. After a miscarriage, general recommendation is after you have had one menstrual cycle. Waiting 6-8 weeks is a safe margin to start trying again. You should followup closely with your ob/gyn doctor for pregnancy planning. They can make some helpful recommendation for successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Definition)

Misoporstol (Cytotec ) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more


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What is a blighted ovum?

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 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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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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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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Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Yes: There is no harming to having intercourse and an orgasm with a blighted ovum. If you start bleeding and miscarrying it is best to refrain from intercourse until no longer bleeding as to prevent any type of infection if your cervix is dilating with the miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is a yolk sac present with a blighted ovum?

It can be: A blighted ovum means the embryo (the actual baby to be) either does not develop or dies very early in utero. Since the embryo is the last of the early anatomy detected by us (first gestational sac and double decidual sac sign, then yolk sac and finally fetal pole/embryo), the others can be present, and a pregnancy test can be positive, without a fetal pole. ...Read more

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When can I conceive again after a blighted ovum?

When can I conceive again after a blighted ovum?

2 months : A blighted ovum is a very early pregnancy loss. You shouldn't lose a lot of blood during that process so low chance for anemia. I would still wait 2 months before trying again to allow recovery both physically and psychologically. ...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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Isn't a blighted ovum when a yolk sac is not present ?

No, the sac is there: A blighted ovum happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. ...Read more

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Can a blighted ovum be detected @4wk 3d by transvag us?

Not precisely: Four weeks and three days from conception with vaginal ultrasonography , the fetal heart motion in a normal pregnancy may still not be able to be seen. I would allow another week to pass and reultrasound before making the diagnosis of a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blighted ovum but embryo still present?

Not by definition: A blighted ovum means that you got pregnant but the gestational sac is empty with no viable pregnancy inside. The only exception would the situation where you have twins and one sac has a viable pregnancy and the other is a blighted ovum. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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At what week does an embryo stops growing if u hv a blighted ovum?

At what week does an embryo stops growing if u hv a blighted ovum?

Varies: This can vary from person to person. The issue is the placenta is growing but their is no baby. It can grow to 12 weeks before a miscarriage occurs because your body doesn't know the difference. The good news is this rarely if ever repeats itself. You'll get through this and will have won't have this happen again with a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a high hCG and then found out they had a blighted ovum?

Has anyone had a high hCG and then found out they had a blighted ovum?

Possible: Blighted ovum is still a pregnancy and HCG is produced resulting in positive pregnancy test. The actual level of HCG is not helpful in making a diagnosis of blighted ovum. ...Read more

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If I had a blighted ovum does this mean I do ovulate and I am able to have a baby ?

If I had a blighted ovum does this mean I do ovulate and I am able to have a baby ?

Yes: You definitely ovulated. The ultimate measure of ovulation is pregnancy. Blighted ovum most often is just natures way of getting rid of an abnormal pregnancy. most human embryos are not chromosomally normal. some are more normal than others and may make it to pregnancy test or beyond. We can't guarantee a pregnancy but you should do fine. If you have another miscarriage you need an evaluation. ...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


Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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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