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Had an ultrasound today,was supposed to be 6w6d but the scan showed a sac that has a gestational age of 5weeks 2days. Could it be Blighted ovum?

Had an ultrasound today,was supposed to be 6w6d but the scan showed a sac that has a gestational age of 5weeks 2days. Could it be Blighted ovum?

Maybe: It could very well be that your dates are off as well. I would repeat the ultrasound in a 10 days or so. In addition, it would be of value to check to hcg levels 48 hours apart to see if rising or not. If dropping then that is a sign of a non viable pregnancy. ...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


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I'm positive that i ovulated at least 6.5 weeks ago..Today on vaginal ultrasound there s nothing but gestational sac with age of 5 w.Blighted ovum ?

I'm positive that i ovulated at least 6.5 weeks ago..Today on vaginal ultrasound there s nothing but gestational sac with age of 5 w.Blighted ovum ?

Concerning: If you are truly 6 weeks 5 days, one would expect to see a heartbeat. However, sometimes pregnancies implant later than expected so it is worthwhile check in one more time just to be sure even though the odds are not good. ...Read more

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What is a blighted ovum?

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 causes blighted ovum ?

What causes blighted ovum ?

Arrested Development: Once the embryo stops developing all that is often seen on ultrasound in a empty gestational sac, also called a blighted ovum. ...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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What is the management of blighted ovum?

Three options.: D&c, Misoprostol or expectant management. The best choice should be reached after discussion with your gynecologist. ...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

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

Blighted ovum is a condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to ...Read more