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

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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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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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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After suffering a twin blighted ovum, does this mean it will happen again or are we at risk of infertility problems?

What did your doc sa: You should ask him or her as they know u and your medical and gyn history and condition, but if that was your 1st and u have no other problems your chances of a 2nd one are no greater than anyone else. ...Read more

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I had my sac genetically tested after a blighted ovum. Results were normal. Does this mean my egg was poor quality, could the sperm be bad quality?

I had my sac genetically tested after a blighted ovum. Results were normal. Does this mean my egg was poor quality, could the sperm be bad quality?

Could be: Either one, but most likely not either: it's still probably an embryo problem. You don't say 'what' tests were done, but karyotype only identifies large chromosomal abnormalities, and histopath tells you nothing much at all. 98% of these are genetic abnormalities, but one smaller scale. ...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 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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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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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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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