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Does smoking cause blighted ovum?

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 more

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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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Can trauma cause a blighted ovum?

Can trauma cause a blighted ovum?

Very unlikley: Most early miscarriages including a blighted ovum are caused by genetic abnormalities in the pregnancy or hormonal issues. Trauma is unusual cause for a miscarriage, especially this early on. ...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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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?

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

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I have an unrinary tract infection, can this be a cause of a blighted ovum?

I have an unrinary tract infection, can this be a cause of a blighted ovum?

No: A woman can have a urinary tract infection with or without getting a blighted ovum. A woman can also have a blighted ovum with or without any urinary problems. ...Read more

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Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Probably not: A blighted ovum may be related to some abnormal genetics in origin. The baby part of the embryo didn't grow while the placental part did. ...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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If my husband smoked marijuana regularly for 20 years and during the time we conceived, could this have caused our blighted ovum?

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 more

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Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum?

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 more

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Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum in a 45-year-old woman?

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

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Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum in a 45-year-old woman?

Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum in a 45-year-old woman?

No : Binge drinking is certainly not healthy and can cause many problems but a blighted ovum is not one of them. ...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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Can I blighted ovum be caused by clotting disorder? MTHFR?

Can I blighted ovum be caused by clotting disorder? MTHFR?

Yes: Since MTHFR tends to cause decreased blood flow to the embryo or fetus it may not be able to grow resulting in a failed pregnancy and spontaneous miscarriage. ...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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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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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