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When a woman has blighted ovum, what does it mean?
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: A blighted ovum
The term "blighted ovum" is really a misnomer. The condition occurs in early pregnancy where the fetus fails to develop.
There is a gestational sac and a placenta, but no fetus.

In brief: A blighted ovum
The term "blighted ovum" is really a misnomer. The condition occurs in early pregnancy where the fetus fails to develop.
There is a gestational sac and a placenta, but no fetus.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: This is an early pre
This is an early pregnancy failure.
In fact it is not a good description of what happens. The actual term to use is anembryonic pregnancy, that is when the fertilized egg does not develop an embryo, but just develops a so called gestational sac without the embryo forming. This is actually what is meant by a "blighted ovum".

In brief: This is an early pre
This is an early pregnancy failure.
In fact it is not a good description of what happens. The actual term to use is anembryonic pregnancy, that is when the fertilized egg does not develop an embryo, but just develops a so called gestational sac without the embryo forming. This is actually what is meant by a "blighted ovum".
Dr. James Marquardt
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