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Doctor insights on: Does Pregnancy Complications Cause Blighted Ovum

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Unknown: This is not known for sure but it's probably not so. However, heavy drinking in first trimester can absolutely cause fetal alcohol syndrome and possible fetal death, so how about it's a really poor idea! ...Read more

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Is a blighted ovum something that occurs naturally or can someone do something early on in the pregnancy that causes that to happen (like taking Xanax (alprazolam) before realizing I was pregnant)?

Is a blighted ovum something that occurs naturally or can someone do something early on in the pregnancy that causes that to happen (like taking Xanax (alprazolam) before realizing I was pregnant)?

Not your fault: this can just happen. most likely the fertilized egg had genetic defect and so would not have grown well anyway. so this is your body's natural defense against having a baby with a birth defect. unlikely to be related to xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy is a good contraceptive. Sex during any type of pregnancy will not get you pregnant. Miscarriage is not caused by having sex. You can have bleeding from sex during pregnancy but not miscarriage. Blighted ovum is not caused by sex. ...Read more

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Had sex day of spotting with blighted ovum preg.Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day.Light bleeding 2 more days.could that sex caused another pregnancy?

Had sex day of spotting with blighted ovum preg.Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day.Light bleeding 2 more days.could that sex caused another pregnancy?

Probably not: It is unlikely if you have completely expelled the previous pregnancy that was a blighted ovum as Mother Nature will not reset the pituitary gland for another ovulation until the HCG levels drop from an existing pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife had blighted ovum 3 months ago. What specialist should we see to improve her pregnancy this time.?

Depends...: How long trying? Any other children? If she gets preg easily, i'd try again before seeing rei specialist. If not, then see them now. Blighted ovums are common, even younger women have them. ...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 a blighted ovum. Can I get it again now with this pregnancy?

I had a blighted ovum. Can I get it again now with this pregnancy?

Miscarriage : A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy (empty gestational sac) unless repetitive does not increase chance for miscarriage in the future. If repetitive will need a work up for habitual miscarriage. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blighted ovum in 2010..can I now with this pregnancy?

Not likely: Having had a blighted ovum in 2010 doesn't mean that you are at a significant risk for reoccurrence checking hcg levels and an early ultrasound is the best way to evaluate the pregnancy at an early stage. ...Read more

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Does a blighted ovum miscarriage affect future pregnancies?

Does a blighted ovum miscarriage affect future pregnancies?

No.: Most women have at least one miscarriage during their reproductive life. You should have normal fertility and ability to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily before conception. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy hormones linger in the body 11 weeks after expelling a blighted ovum?

Can pregnancy hormones linger in the body 11 weeks after expelling a blighted ovum?

Possibly, tho: That would be a long while. Hcg would be the only 'pregnancy hormone' you might still detect. ...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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I went to dr yesterday for ultrasound to confirm pregnancy (8weeks 5 days) at the time. I was told i had a blighted ovum. This w i went to dr yesterday for ultrasound to confirm pregnancy (8weeks 5 days) at the time. I was told i had a blighted ovum. This

Hello. : Hello. I am sorry to hear about your situation. If your doctor did an serum HCG and the level was far to too low for a fetus of this age, that would be suggestive that the ovum did not live. I think it would bother me if a physician did not confirm the ultrasound finding. I recommend that you talk to your physician and explain your concerns. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with blighted ovum, @7 weeks, 2days. After d & c, how many cycles should we wait again before trying?Affects future pregnancies?

I have been diagnosed with blighted ovum, @7 weeks, 2days. After d & c, how many cycles should we wait again before trying?Affects future pregnancies?

Wait 1 normal period: Sorry to hear of your loss. After a D&C your pregnancy hormone (HCG) will fall down to zero in a few weeks, with some bleeding at that time. Wait 1 more cycle after this before trying again - after your next 'normal period'. There may be a higher chance of another miscarriage in the 1st month, so use condoms. 1 miscarriage is common, if you have 2 or more see a rei specialist to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is a yolk sac a good sign for a viable pregnancy? Could we see a yolk sac when its a blighted ovum?

Usually good: A yolk sac is an early sign that usually is a good predictor. However, just like anything in medicine, nothing is 100% so a follow-up ultrasound in about a week should be done as you should be able to see a fetal pole and a heartbeat around 6 and a half weeks. ...Read more

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My 5th pregnancy was a blighted ovum. (my first miscarriage). I am pregnant again is it likely I will have a blighted ovum again?

My 5th pregnancy was a blighted ovum. (my first miscarriage). I am pregnant again is it likely I will have a blighted ovum again?

Miscarriage: Every pregnancy has about a 25% chance of miscarriage, which may increase slightly with age. The fact that you've had other pregnancies is encouraging, but each pregnancy carries that risk. There is nothing you could've done to cause it, nor to prevent it. I am sorry for your loss and wish you good luck with this one. ...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


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more