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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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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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Can I have a blighted ovum with ivf. Single FET?

Blighted ovum: Unfortunately, yes. It is often due to the embryo being chromosomally abnormal (aneuploidy). ...Read more

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Are implantation bleeding and a blighted ovum related?

Are implantation bleeding and a blighted ovum related?

Relationship: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus. Bleeding most often does not occur with implantation. With a blighted ovum – implantation occurs but no embryo develops. ...Read more

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Had a blighted ovum at 3 months. Did mva, there was no bleeding?

? blightd from MVA?: If your question is whether an mva that didn't produce vaginal bleeding injured an ovum/embryo, the answer is unknown. The fetal bag of waters cushions trauma & if the abdominal impact wasn't intense, it likely did not. Many conceptions are shed before or after implantation when the egg is not healthy enough to develop. Exam of this material shows a lg % with chromosome defects. ...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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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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I had a blighted ovum and d&c 4 weeks ago, now cramping, is this normal?

Miscarriage: Cramping 4 weeks after D&C for blighted ovum can be normal. May be associated with ovulation or impending period. If persistent or severe see your doctor. ...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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Have been diagnosed with blighted ovum shud I wait for miscarriage or should go for d &c?

Have been diagnosed with blighted ovum shud I wait for miscarriage or should go for d &c?

Difficult: There are pros and cons of each. Waiting is the most natural choice. It may take 2 weeks or longer before bleeding begins and then it may last 2 weeks or longer and be painful. A D&C does carry risk of both the procedure and the anesthesia. Psychologically many women prefer the D&C so that it will be over and they can begin the healing process. You should take your time and decide what's best. ...Read more

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At 6w4d, diagnosed with blighted ovum in transvaginal U/S. Should I get a second opinion?

At 6w4d, diagnosed with blighted ovum in transvaginal U/S. Should I get a second opinion?

Could be helpful: Transvaginal ultrasound at 5-6 weeks shoulder reveal the presence of an embryo. If not present, a diagnosis of blighted ovum is made. This can be a challenging diagnosis to receive and is one that should be made with high certainty. If you have any questions about this diagnosis, seeking a second opinion can be helpful. If diagnosis is correct, having secondary confirmation can help with closure. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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