What is a Blighted Ovum Pregnancy?
A blighted ovum pregnancy or spurious pregnancy is one in which there is no embryo or the embryo dissolves in the early stages of pregnancy. Only the gestational sac remained. Flatulence is the medical term for this condition. Who is at risk of fainting and what are the warning signs? DHC IVF Center now has answers. Let’s see what happens.
How do you know if you are blighted ovum pregnancy? What is the alarm of blighted ovum pregnancy?
Patients with abdominal wind will experience a variety of symptoms. In the early stages, symptoms similar to those experienced by normal pregnant women may occur, such as morning sickness, nausea, and breast engorgement. These symptoms will then disappear. and will notice or feel that the stomach has stopped growing after a certain period of time There was abnormal vaginal bleeding discovered. or more menstruation than usual Before abnormal vaginal bleeding, there may be pain in the lower abdomen.
Blighted ovum pregnancy will result in patients having various symptoms. In the early stages, there may be morning sickness, nausea, breast engorgement, symptoms similar to that of normal pregnant women. After that, these symptoms will disappear. and will notice or feel that the stomach does not grow after a period of time It was found that there was abnormal vaginal bleeding. or menstruation more than usual There may be pain in the lower abdomen before abnormal vaginal bleeding.
To detect whether it is wind or not. Your doctor will test your blood for hormones that confirm pregnancy. and ultrasound examination as well by people with normal pregnancies If the gestational age is about 5–6 weeks, the gestational sac must begin to be seen. Later, he saw the child and saw his heart beating. But if you do not see or see an empty gestational sac It may be assumed that it is the blighted ovum pregnancy .
Why does the blighted ovum pregnancy have a positive pregnancy test result?
Pregnancy tests can be divided into 3 methods urine test and blood test for the first two methods, it is used to detect a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) because it is a hormone that indicates pregnancy.
such hormones are created from the placenta after the fertilization of the egg with the sperm And the embryo has been implanted in the uterine wall for at least 6 days. In the beginning, HCG is very low. But it’s worth more and more.
In the case of people with abdominal conditions Although the embryo may have atrophied But the placenta that grows up HCG is still produced, but the level is lower than normal. when to test for pregnancy Therefore, a positive test result was found.
Blighted ovum pregnancy diagnostic criteria.
Examining physicians use the following criteria to make a diagnosis:
- Ultrasound examination reveals a gestational sac larger than 2.5 cm from abdominal ultrasound or larger than 1.7 cm from vaginal ultrasound. But the embryo was not found.
- Ultrasound examination reveals a gestational sac larger than 2 cm on abdominal ultrasound or larger than 1.3 cm on vaginal ultrasound but no fetal food sac (Yolk sac) is found.
- The gestational sac is distorted. clearly deformed (deformed gestational sac)
Blighted Ovum VS Pseudocyesis. What’s the Difference?
Many people may misunderstand that these two words mean the same thing. But in fact, a false stomach is a different symptom. Because the false stomach is a mental disorder. This can be explained more in the part of the word fake stomach as follows
A blighted Ovum is a pregnancy that actually occurs only because of factors that cannot be controlled. Causing the embryo to stop developing and atrophy on its own leaving only an empty gestational sac
Spurious Pregnancy or Pseudocyesis is a mental condition. And the body has expressions of symptoms that make it feel like you are really pregnant, but when you check with a doctor, you only find an empty uterus.
“The conclusion is that the Blighted Ovum has a real pregnancy, but the Spurious Pregnancy has never been pregnant.”
How is Blighted Ovum pregnancy treated?
Those who have had a Blighted Ovum pregnancy before are still able to have a complete pregnancy. Only after the pregnancy and the process of removing the old gestational sac. Your body will need some recovery before you can start planning a new cycle of pregnancy.
But in general, doctors usually recommend starting planning a new pregnancy after three menstrual cycles. In the meantime, you should take care of yourself more. keep exercising eat nutritious food relax your mind Including checking for pregnancy readiness as well
Who is at risk of Blighted Ovum pregnancy?
women of all ages There is a chance that this condition, depends on the genetic integrity of the woman herself. The risk increases with age and past pregnancy history. It can also come from abnormal chromosomes in men.
“Maternity care and regular antenatal check-ups will let us know if we are at risk of pregnancy abnormalities or not. Helps to plan treatment in a timely manner.”
Q&A Summarizes grievances about Blighted Ovum Pregnancy.
1. Is the Blighted Ovum Pregnancy considered pregnant?
The blighted ovum pregnancy is considered a pregnancy. Only the embryo stops developing before the end of the pregnancy process.
2. If you are pregnant with a blighted ovum, can you really get pregnant?
After the wind If wanting to have children it can be done And there is a high chance that it will be a normal pregnancy. Just have to wait for the body to recover from the previous pregnancy.
3. Do you have morning sickness?
even normal pregnant people Well, not all pregnant women have morning sickness. People with flatulence are the same. Some people experience morning sickness. Some people do not experience any symptoms at all.
However, the symptoms of morning sickness in people with anaphylaxis are less common than those in normal pregnancies.
4. Does it hurt to pee often?
frequent urination pain It’s one of the symptoms of pregnancy. This is due to increased hormones during pregnancy and an enlarged uterus that compresses the bladder. So it makes me feel pain to pee more often.
In the part of those who are Because flatulence is often found and ends in the early stages of pregnancy. Therefore, the uterus has not expanded enough to press against the bladder causing frequent urination pain.
But it’s also possible that people with blighted ovum may experience frequent urges to urinate. It just might not be from pregnancy. But it could be other factors such as drinking more water than usual. or have bladder problems or other health problems
5. How many days bleeding?
The duration of haemorrhagic bleeding often varies from person to person. But if found to be pregnant and in the early stages of pregnancy bleeding Should see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. This could be a sign of a miscarriage due to hypothermia.
or, in extreme cases, a normal, healthy pregnancy. but abortion occurred You should go see a doctor as well.
6. Does your belly growing?
Diarrhea is usually detected around the 6th-7th week of pregnancy. which is the first stage of pregnancy, even though it is a normal pregnancy, the size of the mother’s belly has not yet grown or protruded
Because the baby is still very small. In the part of the wind that the embryo has already atrophied The size of the abdomen will not grow or bulge out as well.
7. When will the blighted ovum come off?
Flatulence is typically detected around the 6th-7th week of pregnancy. But the embryo may have already dropped 1-2 weeks earlier. And when it is found that there are only empty gestational sacs left, the doctor will make an appointment or recommend further procedures for gestational sac removal.
8. Did you get two strokes of pregnancy test?
Since flatulence is actually pregnancy, therefore, pregnancy hormones are at higher levels. Although not as high as a normal pregnancy But it’s enough to detect a pregnancy, so in many cases, people with anaphylaxis do a pregnancy test and the results come up two lines. While there are still many cases where there is flatulence but a pregnancy test does not find pregnancy.
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