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Does Smoking Cause Blighted Ovum
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The two issues are most likely unrelated. ...Read more
I was exercising (zumba) on the day my baby stopped developing. Could this have caused my blighted ovum if genetic tests of the sac came back normal?
No: Exercise is good, and doesn't bother a normal pregnancy. Women have had to work or otherwise exercise during pregnancy since the beginning of time. Life is not perfect, so if a defective fetus is created, the woman's body has the job of shutting down the pregnancy and getting rid of the embryo or fetus. That's how nature does its amazing work, both in humans and in our pets and animals. ...Read more
If my husband smoked marijuana regularly for 20 years and during the time we conceived, could this have caused our blighted ovum?
Not really: Sperm are made daily from stem cells & the one that gets through to fertilize the egg tends to be the healthiest & the best swimmer. In this way men get a pass on many bad habits. Women, however,only have the eggs they are born with & anything they eat, drink or are exposed to in life affects the eggs. It is not fair but that's the mechanics of reproduction. They transport the eggs, good or bad, until use. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was informed 4 years ago I have a slight case of pcos. I recently miscarry due to a blighted ovum. Could this have been caused by pcos?
PCOS-Miscarriage: The miscarriage rate is a little higher with PCOS. You should consult your doc. ...Read more
Well.....: It is not likely that binge drinking would directly cause a blighted ovum. Blighted ovums are common and are usually caused by genetic missteps during conception. More concerning though is the fact that there is binge drinking at all especially in someone who is at risk for getting pregnant. Binge drinking is a serious health risk. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: A blighted ovum is usually cause by a genetic abnormality in the embryo. That can arise from the egg or the sperm, but the egg is usually the cause. The exact effect of alcohol even in large amounts at that time is not completely known. Alcohol can lead to miscarriage in large amounts, but the exact nature of the abnormal pregnancy is not well documented. ...Read more
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)?
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
Can DNA fragmentation in sperm cause early miscarriages like a blighted ovum or a missed miscarriage? Can sperm that appears normal have fragmentation
Yes ?: The answer is yes, since many things can cause a miscarriage. But in general that test is not very reliable. Really investigational. ...Read more
Expelled blighted ovum in august. Pregnant again now but unknown time (pcos). Can having intimacy cause a miscarriage?
Not usually: Intercourse never impacts a 'blighted ovum'.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blighted ovum pregnancy. Had sex day of spotting. Heavy miscarriage bleeding next day. Can sex the previous day cause another pregnancy?
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