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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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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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

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Is it norm to pass large piece of pregnancy tissue from blighted ovum in your first period after miscarriage? And should I still consider this a perio

Is it norm to pass large piece of pregnancy tissue from blighted ovum in your first period after miscarriage? And should I still consider this a perio

Miscarriage ?: There can be retained parts of the pregnancy that can be passed later as you imply. Sometimes this can occur after the bleeding from the miscarriage has been over for some time. If there was blood with the tissue and it continues it might be an indication of the need for a D & C to make sure all the pregnancy parts are out of the uterus. ...Read more

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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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What are the circumstances tht cause imcompetent cervix? Had miscarriage bcuz of blighted ovum dr did curretage only now 13wks pregnant will i miscary

What are the circumstances tht cause imcompetent cervix? Had miscarriage bcuz of blighted ovum dr did curretage only now 13wks pregnant will i miscary

Unlikely: If you do not have incompetent cervix , miscarriage due to blighted ovum is natural phenomenon , as it has no embryo in it..If you have incompetent cervix congenital or acquired cause like surgery for cervix you will need one of the uterine banding procedure speak to your gyn doctor. ...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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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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Possible blighted ovum or miscarriage? Which is worse to go through?

Possible blighted ovum or miscarriage? Which is worse to go through?

Clinically the same.: These two diagnoses refer to sonographic features of the abnormal first trimester pregnancy. From a clinical/patient perspective these two diagnoses are indistinguishable and managed the same way (d&c, Misoprostol or expectant management). ...Read more

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What is the difference between an early miscarriage and a blighted ovum? Or is it the same thing?

What is the difference between an early miscarriage and a blighted ovum? Or is it the same thing?

Can be same : A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy is where the gestational sac develops but the embryo does not. This happens early in pregnancy so could be considered an "early miscarriage." the term "early miscarriage" is not used in the medical field because it is very non-specific. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum in july 2013 and had a missed miscarriage 6 months later. Is there something wrong with me? What testing should I have done?

There's no: Specific testing that is indicated in your situation. I don't know how access to doctors works in canada, but in the us i'd suggest you see an obg to work out a plan if you are still worried. ...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. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more