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Do I have a blighted ovum? Cramping, spotting, and back pain. 11 weeks no baby shows on ultrasound just a yolk sac.

Do I have a blighted ovum? Cramping, spotting, and back pain. 11 weeks no baby shows on ultrasound just a yolk sac.

We'll see: Your physician can tell you. If it is... The term "blighted ovum" is the wrong word to use in a disappointing situation like this -- i'd prefer the term "anembryonic pregnancy", because it reminds you that nothing magical happened, and that you can go on to be a mother. The placenta formed well & you were spared from baby having a terrible birth defect. I wish you comfort. ...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 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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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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Is a yolk sac a good sign for a viable pregnancy? Could we see a yolk sac when its a blighted ovum?

Is a yolk sac a good sign for a viable pregnancy? Could we see a yolk sac when its a blighted ovum?

Usually good: A yolk sac is an early sign that usually is a good predictor. However, just like anything in medicine, nothing is 100% so a follow-up ultrasound in about a week should be done as you should be able to see a fetal pole and a heartbeat around 6 and a half weeks. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum or too early to tell just an embryo 6 weeks 2 days or 5 weeks 2 days with still developing pregnancy symptoms help.... They scared us

Blighted ovum or too early to tell just an embryo 6 weeks 2 days or 5 weeks 2 days with still developing pregnancy symptoms help.... They scared us

What will be will be: Let nature do what it does, and not worry at all until later in the pregnancy. 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. What will be will be. ...Read more

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I got a positive pregnancy test, but I have no symptoms. My last pregnancy was a blighted ovum (no pg symptoms) before that I miscarried from turner's syndrome (had pg symptoms) is this a bo again?

I got a positive pregnancy test, but I have no symptoms. My last pregnancy was a blighted ovum (no pg symptoms) before that I miscarried from turner's syndrome (had pg symptoms) is this a bo again?

You can't tell: You cannot tell whether or not this is a blighted ovum just based on the presence or absence of pregnancy symptoms. May women will have more symptoms in one healthy pregnancy versus another healthy pregnancy. Your doctor can perform an ultrasound at 6-7 weeks that can confirm whether or not there is a properly developing pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

Ask your MD: You need to ask your MD who is following your blighted ovum that question, as he/she may be considering a D & C next week and the risk of infection post surgery is higher when intercourse stirs up or contributes bacteria. ...Read more

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Blighted ovum question? How do you treat that?

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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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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Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Yes: There is no harming to having intercourse and an orgasm with a blighted ovum. If you start bleeding and miscarrying it is best to refrain from intercourse until no longer bleeding as to prevent any type of infection if your cervix is dilating with the miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is a yolk sac present with a blighted ovum?

It can be: A blighted ovum means the embryo (the actual baby to be) either does not develop or dies very early in utero. Since the embryo is the last of the early anatomy detected by us (first gestational sac and double decidual sac sign, then yolk sac and finally fetal pole/embryo), the others can be present, and a pregnancy test can be positive, without a fetal pole. ...Read more

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When can I conceive again after a blighted ovum?

When can I conceive again after a blighted ovum?

2 months: A blighted ovum is a very early pregnancy loss. You shouldn't lose a lot of blood during that process so low chance for anemia. I would still wait 2 months before trying again to allow recovery both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

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Could ovulation inducing drugs prevent blighted ovum?

Could ovulation inducing drugs prevent blighted ovum?

Potentially: Most miscarriages including blighted ova are genetic and cannot be prevented. A small portion of miscarriages are related to problems with ovulation and may be prevented through the use of fertility drugs. ...Read more

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Isn't a blighted ovum when a yolk sac is not present?

No, the sac is there: A blighted ovum happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. ...Read more

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Can a blighted ovum be detected @4wk 3d by transvag us?

Not precisely: Four weeks and three days from conception with vaginal ultrasonography, the fetal heart motion in a normal pregnancy may still not be able to be seen. I would allow another week to pass and reultrasound before making the diagnosis of a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blighted ovum but embryo still present?

Not by definition: A blighted ovum means that you got pregnant but the gestational sac is empty with no viable pregnancy inside. The only exception would the situation where you have twins and one sac has a viable pregnancy and the other is a blighted ovum. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just went for 1st ultrasound and found out I had a blighted ovum?

Just went for 1st ultrasound and found out I had a blighted ovum?

Empty sac: That's unfortunate, I'm sorry. '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.' to make this diagnosis you must have fairly clear knowledge of gestational age, or 'how far along' you are. ...Read more

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At what week does an embryo stops growing if u hv a blighted ovum?

At what week does an embryo stops growing if u hv a blighted ovum?

Varies: This can vary from person to person. The issue is the placenta is growing but their is no baby. It can grow to 12 weeks before a miscarriage occurs because your body doesn't know the difference.

The good news is this rarely if ever repeats itself. You'll get through this and will have won't have this happen again with a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a high hCG and then found out they had a blighted ovum?

Has anyone had a high hCG and then found out they had a blighted ovum?

Possible: Blighted ovum is still a pregnancy and HCG is produced resulting in positive pregnancy test. The actual level of HCG is not helpful in making a diagnosis of blighted ovum. ...Read more

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If I had a blighted ovum does this mean I do ovulate and I am able to have a baby?

If I had a blighted ovum does this mean I do ovulate and I am able to have a baby?

Yes: You definitely ovulated. The ultimate measure of ovulation is pregnancy. Blighted ovum most often is just natures way of getting rid of an abnormal pregnancy. Most human embryos are not chromosomally normal. Some are more normal than others and may make it to pregnancy test or beyond. We can't guarantee a pregnancy but you should do fine. If you have another miscarriage you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have a gestational sac and a yoke sac that it's not a blighted ovum?

Is it true that if you have a gestational sac and a yoke sac that it's not a blighted ovum?

No, that is not true: A blighted ovum, is when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but does not develop into an embryo (aka: anembryonic pregnancy). Cells develop to form the the gestational sac and then the yolk sac, but not the fetal pole/embryo. A gestational sac and yolk sac can be present, and a pregnancy test can be positive, but there is no fetal pole seen with a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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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