Is Blighted Ovum Related with Age?

Is Blighted Ovum Related with Age? Although it is possibly the case that more cases of a blighted ovum are found in women of a more advanced maternal age, due to the fact that egg quality will decline with age, this does not preclude younger women from also suffering from a blighted ovum.

The main thing with younger women is the chance of it happening again are likely to be lower than those of advanced maternal age.

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What is a Blighted Ovum?

Blighted Ovum is when the egg and the sperm meet and fertilise, just like in a normal pregnancy, but in this case only the gestational sac forms and the embryo itself does not develop. There may also be a fetal pole but essentially there will be no embryo. There are reasons for this to happen to your body, check out why this may happen here. What you will see on the ultrasound scan is just a kind of ‘black hole’ which is the gestational sac. Unfortunately even with just this sac your body Read more [...]

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Is it necessary to have a D&C straight after blighted ovum diagnosis?

Is it necessary to have a D&C straight after blighted ovum diagnosis? Some women are reporting that they are diagnosed with a blighted ovum at their first ultrasound, and are told that they should have a D&C straight away. It is unusual for a doctor to want to act so quickly so if this is the case for you it may be worth getting a second opinion. It is only in rare cases that it is necessary to have a D&C straight away and in most cases of a blighted ovum you should wait for a week Read more [...]

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How often do you think a blighted ovum is misdiagnosed?

Honestly, the vast majority of diagnosed miscarriages are in fact miscarriages. We do believe, though, that a fairly large number of women who are diagnosed with a blighted ovum AND have a retroverted uterus are misdiagnosed especially if they are diagnosed at eight weeks or before. here is a lot of talk on the internet of people being misdiagnosed with a blighted ovum. Although this has obviously happened, these cases are rare and with some of the high tech ultrasound equipment available these Read more [...]

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Is it possible to get pregnant after a blighted ovum?

Many people wonder if it is possible to be pregnant again straight after a blighted ovum. The answer is yes. You can be get pregnant as soon as you start ovulating again. However, as to whether you should or not well you should consult your doctor as it may well not be in your best medical interests to get pregnant straight away. It may well be that, particularly if you had a D&C, your lining is thinner than it needs to be to sustain a new pregnancy after a blighted ovum and this is one reason Read more [...]

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The causes of Blighted Ovum

Unless you actually have the tissue analysed from your blighted ovum, you will not know exactly what caused it. However, medical practitioners believe that the reason the embryo does not develop is because there are chromosomal abnormalities when the egg fertilises. Although it is thought to be more common that the abnormalities lie with the egg, it is also possible that sperm that is not fully perfect can also cause a blighted ovum. What you need to know is that there is nothing that you have Read more [...]

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