blighted ovum

Is This a Blighted Ovum?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Jane,

I am currently 7 weeks, 3 days pregnant. My HCG levels have been doubling every 40 hours. The levels were 172, 1494, 10,301.

I underwent IUI and became pregnant during my first cycle.

At my 5 week and 7 week ultrasounds, there was only a gestational sac visible, measuring 5 mm and 6.6 mm, respectively. My doctor said does not look good and will probably miscarry. I should also mention I have a tilted uterus. I am not really having any cramping or bleeding.

So my questions are:

History of Blighted Ovum; Worried About HCG Levels

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife, I need to find out what is going on with me. I have a history of a blighted ovum. I had a D&C on June 19th. I had not had a period since the surgery. I took a pregnancy test (actually 3 of them) and they were all positive. I had an ultrasound done on August 6th. The technician said that she saw a gestational sac and she also saw a yolk sac. She wasn't able to locate fetal pole. My doctor did a trace of my HCG levels after 48 hours. On August 9th I had a level of 18,600, on August 11th the level was 28,900. I got those results yesterday.

Blighted Ovum

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
If I found out I was pregnant in July and i had a blighted ovum sometime, cause I had the ultrasound and found out Nov. the 12, But I never have had a period. Now I am taken a home pregnancy test it says pregnant could I be or could it be from the blighted ovum?

What Effect Will a Partial Uterine Septum Have?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I just had my 7½ week ultrasound today. I was told I have a uterine septum, I think she said a partial one. I don't think the baby has implanted on the septum.

Will the partial septum cause any problems with the rest of the pregnancy or delivery? I have had a blighted ovum and missed abortion in the past.

Thank you in advance for any information you are able to give to me.

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