Blighted Ovum Diagnosis

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  1. AngelBaby1115

    AngelBaby1115 It's a BOY!!

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    Hello Everyone. I'm 23 years old and pregnant for the first time, I was extremely excited until this past wednesday. I found out on the 24th of October that we were expecting. The following weekend I went to the ER for side pain. I was automatically thinking the worst. But turns out it was a false alarm but they did an vaginal ultrasound and said I was measuring 5 weeks with no heartbeat. But they said not to worry that it wa still early. So I scheduled an appt with the OB a week later. Went to my appt, they did a v/ultrasound to still say I was measuring at 5 weeks. They said everything looked okay and that they wanted to do some bloodwork. My hcg went up as they were suppose to, so dthey said to come back in 2 weeks. Which was this past wednesday, they completely blindsided me with a Blighted Ovum. I thought everything was fine only to find out my baby never developed. Not even a yolk sac was found just the gestational sac which is continueing to grow at the appropriate rate. My ultrasounds only lasted maybe 30 seconds (actual exam). I am still having morning sickness all day long. So I am just curious as to if there is no baby why do I still feel this way? The doctor is really pushing a d&c but how do I know if they're diagnosis was correct if they only examined me for that short period of time? I have read online that most of the time a definite diagnosis cannot be made until 10 weeks and they're saying I'm only 7. But I was just curious if anyone else has been thru this. And if it is an BO when will my body try and take care of it? Thanks!! Very concerned!:wacko:
     
  2. mommyof5

    mommyof5 My Eggo is Prego

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    My first miscarriage was a blighten ovum. Pretty much everything keeps growing as if you were pregnant except the baby, which never developed. So you still have HCG until the pregnancy is passed. I had to have a d&c with mine. I also did not like the way I was exam, I continued for another 2 weeks and went back for an ultrasound, I just wanted to make sure there was no chance.
     
  3. Andypanda6570

    Andypanda6570 3 Boys and an Angel Ava

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    I have never been through this but wanted you to know if you ever need a friend I am here,I am so deeply sorry :cry::hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs:
     
  4. daviess3

    daviess3 Well-Known Member

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    Angel i had a blighted ovum with my 3rd mc I was 11 weeks! I was offered early scans an refused as i had early scan with 1st mc an saw a hb an then a week later no hb!! So i decided not to i had a scan at 11 weeks an i was told the gestational sac measured correct but there was no baby i like u had symptoms bloatedness sore boobs headaches tiredness!! But coz that sac kept growing i needed a d and c!! I did go in for a d and c an i made them repeat my scan before i had a different sornographer an she showed me the screen an was with me for 10 mins showing me etc! My advice would be def get a 2nd opinion an do whats right for you dont be pushed into anything! I prefer d and c as its over i need a finale kind of like a funeral in my head an then the grieving process starts! But thats me i have mc naturally but at 5 and 6 weeks which both were like a heavy period, I hope this information helps you hun an my thoughts are with you if you need any info pls pm me xx
     
  5. AngelBaby1115

    AngelBaby1115 It's a BOY!!

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    Hey. Thank you for the information. I have decided to just wait it out but I started bleeding yesterday unfortunately :'( but its very light with no tissue in it as of now. I have an appt with my ob today so we will see whether says. If I have started to miscarry then I will see if I can still opt for the d&c since my body is saying yes it is over. And then let the grieving process begin. Thanks again!!
     
  6. lekeishamia

    lekeishamia New Member

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    i found out yesterday that my little bub was no longer with us :( i have a d&c booked in for tomorrow but ive been having cramps that feel like contractions i was diagnosed with a blightened ovum has anyone else had these pains, And has anyone conceived after this sad time?
     
  7. fantastica

    fantastica Mum.

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    Sorry you're going through this :hugs:

    I had a blighted ovum a couple of years ago. I had all the normal pregnancy symptoms and then started bleeding at 12weeks. They did a scan and the sac hadn't grown past 6, so eventually it does stop. If I were you as you're so early, i'd probably just wait and get a second opinion, it will at least give you some peace of mind. Even though I was 12 weeks, they still told me to wait until my 12week scan to make sure (it wasn't book in until 14!), but I passed most of it naturally a week later.

    Hope you're okay, a blighted ovum is really such a shock, here if you want to talk or anything xx
     
  8. fantastica

    fantastica Mum.

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    :hugs:

    So sorry for your loss.

    The pains are normal, I passed most of my BO naturally and it honestly felt like labour. Had a d&c a few months later (retained tissue), and was pregnant 3months later. They say you're most fertile afterwards! It's good to give yourself some time to grieve though xx
     

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