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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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Had tvs earlier due to 8 days bleeding and saw empty gestational sac. I'm 7w6d but gs age is only 6w5d. Sonographer said to repeat tvs after 1 week to rule in or out blighted ovum. What does that mean?

Had tvs earlier due to 8 days bleeding and saw empty gestational sac. I'm 7w6d but gs age is only 6w5d. Sonographer said to repeat tvs after 1 week to rule in or out blighted ovum. What does that mean?

What will be will be: Let nature do what it does, and not worry until after next week's scan. That is because only a portion of conceptions become successful pregnancies. Nature weeds out genetic mutations and other abnormal embryos, in trying to preserve the human species. It has worked fairly well thus far, bringing us here from even before our caveman days. Be hopeful, but don't worry. Blighted is failed conception. ...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

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Blighted ovum question? How do you treat that?

Natural vs. D&C: 'blighted ovum' is an older name for anembryonic pregnancy, in which a gestational sac/intrauterine pregnancy is seen but no embryonic pole. It's an abnormal pregnancy that is treated either by allowing natural miscarriage, or by d&c. ...Read more

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Can it take months for a blighted ovum to pass?

Yes but uncommon: Generally you should not wait more than 4 weeks or less for blighetd ovum to pass. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum question? Did the baby ever exist?

Blighted ovum question? Did the baby ever exist?

Define baby: I believe one legislature just failed to pass a law stating life begins at conception, an interesting idea but one fraught with problems. The blighted ovum is one example of why legislatures need to stay out of this issue. Here a sperm fertilized an egg with just enough information to start the process, but not enough to complete the job. Study of the shed debris often shows chromosome defects. ...Read more

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When a woman has blighted ovum, what does it mean?

Blighted Ovum: Blighted ovum is a condition wherein a pregnancy occured but the fetus did not develop. In other words, it is an empty sac. It generally can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, an infectious agent, or an immune reaction. ...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?

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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How common is it to have triple blighted ovum at once?

Very uncommon: This situation is very unusual. The ultrasound may be picking up fragmentation of an original blighted ovum or abnormal pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blighted ovum?

What is the definition or description of: Blighted ovum?

Blighted ovum: Blighted ovum =anembryonic pregnancy. Occurs when an embryo does not develop from a fertilized egg attached to uterine endometrium. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum: what is the likelihood of it happening twice?

Blighted ovum: Extremely unlikely that it will occur a second time in a woman's reproductive life unless you have a genetic issue. ...Read more

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What is the likihood of a woman having a blighted ovum twice?

Not high: The risk is not terribly high for having a second blighted ovum after the first. Generally considered less than 1%, but if you do have the second blighted ovum, then the next pregnancy has about a 30% risk of being abnormal. After 3 abnormal pregnancies the risk is at least 50% for the fourth and about 70% for the fifth. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum at eight weeks, I had d&c. Risk of recurrence?

I had a blighted ovum at eight weeks, I had d&c. Risk of recurrence?

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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Why are some people more likely to develop blighted ovum than others?

Age and egg supply: Most blighted ovum pregnancies are genetically abnormal. Miscarriages increase as women get older, but low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve) at any age increases the odds of miscarriage or genetically abnormal pregnancy. Rarely a woman or man has a genetic rearrangement (translocation) causing abnormal eggs or sperm. See a fertility md after 2 miscarriages if conceiving easily, sooner if not. ...Read more

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If I had a blighted ovum 2 months ago what are my chances of having another one?

10 %: Most women who have a blighted ovum rarely have another one. I have been practicing obstetrics for over 30 years and only recall 1 time in my practice. I suggest you not worry. ...Read more

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I have suffered blighted ovum twice consecutively. What can I d to have a vital baby?

I have suffered blighted ovum twice consecutively. What can I d to have a vital baby?

See a REI specialist: A woman who's had two or more miscarriages needs testing to look for a cause, by a rei specialist if trying to conceive or by an ob/gyn if pregnant now. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, male or female genetic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more

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If sac messured 6w4d is that how far I am and is it normal to not see a baby. I was told I had blighted ovum since already had 3 US should I be scared

If sac messured 6w4d is that how far I am and is it normal to not see a baby. I was told I had blighted ovum since already had 3 US should I be scared

Hard to say: Without being there or seeing the scan. If you had a vaginal ultrasound it would be quite unusual to not see a fetal pole at 6w4d, but GS measurements aren't terribly good for dating - so you might actually be earlier. Check with your OB and good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I am diagnosed with a blighted ovum, 7 weeks and 2 days. The gyne recommends d & c in a week's time. How many cycles must v wait til v try again?

No definite time: Most doctors will recommend 4-6 weeks of waiting until you next your second period. That allows the uterine lining to be back in sync with your hormones. You really do not need to wait any longer than that. ...Read more

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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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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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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