a blighted ovum
have been diagnosed with a blighted ovum, one of your first
thoughts might be “what if my doctor is wrong?”
It is very difficult to hear the news that you are going to
have a miscarriage. It is true that during very early pregnancy,
not a lot can be seen by ultrasound. If your doctor suspects
a blighted ovum, he may do another ultrasound several days
after the first to confirm this. Moreover, a blighted ovum
is diagnosed by measuring the gestational sac. These measurements
are based on established criteria. If you have a large gestational
sac that does not contain an embryo, you will most likely
be diagnosed as having a blighted ovum.
you have a miscarriage if you have a blighted ovum?
ovum will eventually result in a miscarriage. It may take
weeks to occur and your doctor may offer you the option of
having a D&C. A D&C is generally not needed for a
blighted ovum but some women would prefer to have a D&C
over having a natural miscarriage. You should discuss your
feelings with your doctor and choose the best approach for
causes a blighted ovum?
the cause of a blighted ovum is some type of chromosomal problem.
About fifty percent of early miscarriages are caused by blighted
ova. A blighted ovum is usually a one time event. A woman
who has had a blighted ovum will normally go on to have a
subsequent healthy pregnancy.
can be done to prevent or treat a blighted ovum?
there is little that can be done to prevent or treat
a blighted ovum. Your doctor may suggest testing if
you have had recurrent
early miscarriages. Nevertheless, once
a blighted ovum is detected there really isn’t
anything your doctor can do to keep you from miscarrying.
It is very rare for a woman to have more than one
pregnancy with a blighted ovum.