About to get a D&C for blighted ovum
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August 3rd, 2009, 08:47 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
This is my first post on a pregnancy message board. I chose justmommies because I've found here a lot of helpful info and support in the last few weeks.
Last Friday, 7/31/09, I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum at my first u/s. I should have been about 7 weeks pregnant. The sac was completely black and empty. My doctor urged my husband and I to set up a D&C asap, so we did. He said is was quick, easy, and reduced the chances of infection and scarring. He threw out a few other scary statistics that I'm now doubting, such as this: "80% of miscarriages end up requiring a D&C." Doesn't sound right to me at all.
This weekend I've been pouring over the internet, and I'm finding out about the risks of the suction D&C that I have scheduled in 4 hours. I'm terrified of scarring (which sounds more likely with a D&C than without) because this was my first "pregnancy" and I want to have kids. I'm 28.
Anyone with thoughts or advice? Anyone with a successful D&C story before I head off?
Thanks everyone. —Mrs. G
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