Can Anyone Explain What A Blighted Ovum Is Exactly

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teresa - October 22

Can anyone explain what a blighted Ovum is exactly... I am in the process of a miscarriage, my hch levels are going up but not by much at all....

 

Melanie - October 22

Blighted ovum, is another term for a miscarriage. Sorry to hear your news. Good luck!

 

E - October 22

Sorry to hear of your loss. I took this from google ---------- Blighted ovum is considered to be a form of spontaneous miscarriage and is characterized through ultrasound by the absence of an embryo (anembryonic pregnancy). Blighted ovum, like other first trimester miscarriages, are a__sociated with a high incidence of chromosomal abnormalities. It is not caused by the same abnormalities that cause a molar pregnancy. Background Information In a blighted ova pregnancy there is fertilization and development of preembyonic cells, but the embryo does not form. A placenta, is also formed, but the placenta and a functional vasculature are not formed normally. In blighted ova pregnancy, specific proteins, such as alpha feta protein and pregnancy-specific protein beta 1 glycoprotein are not produced in normal quant_ties. Some have theorized that insufficient luteal function plays a role in the development of anembryonic pregnancies.

 

K - October 22

Hi ~ First I just wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss! A friend of mine had a miscarriage last year and had a blighted ovum and she said that is when the sac and the placenta form but the embryo does not. Good luck and I hope things work out better for you next time!

 

Kam - October 31

just wondering but what were your hcg #'s? I may be going throught this now. My numbers were 76 and 96 in 48 hours.

 

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