Have you heard of this term? ..Now, this article will help you understand it better, First of all, grab a cup of lemon and relax. Okay, let me explain;
This is a condition where an embryo stops developing after its formation. The condition is also called anembryonic pregnancy. The embryo does this and leaves an empty gestational sac.
There is no enough evidence to prove how or why this occurs but it can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilized egg. A blighted ovum occurs during early pregnancy and sometimes even before you know it. This condition does not prevent you from seeing pregnancy signs or even having positive pregnancy results. These results are triggered by the early embryo formation that secretes pregnancy hormones.
During early pregnancy, symptoms such as breast tenderness, vomiting and nausea will be experienced but when the embryo stops developing, the hormone levels decrease and these symptoms start subsiding. At this point, minor abdominal pain and light spot or bleeding can be experienced.
How will I detect or find out this condition?
In most cases, ultrasound will show an empty gestational sac and this is proof that you are experiencing blighted ovum.
Now, what happens?
After some time, the blighted ovum will result in miscarriage. You can choose to wait for the miscarriage to occur or take medication to trigger the miscarriage. Usually, a procedure like dilation and curettage is applied to remove the placental tissues from a woman’s body.
Now, what next?
Having a blighted ovum miscarriage is not the end of a successful pregnancy. Most women have experienced this but still manage to have a successful pregnancy. However, if you experience multiple miscarriages, you can always talk to your doctor or your health provider for any underlying causes.