blighted ovum

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blight·ed o·vum

a zygote the development of which has ceased at an early stage.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An ovum with arrested development, which may appear as a fluid-filled sac with amorphous embryonic rests. Blighted ova are typical of grossly abnormal or anembryonic pregnancy and may occur in a background of inevitable spontaneous abortion
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Chris's wife revealed onInstagramthat what they hoped would be fantastic news was not to be, as she was admitted to hospital after discovering she had a blighted ovum, meaning her body still believed she was pregnant.
"He or she had passed early on in the pregnancy leaving behind the pregnancy sac, this is called a Blighted Ovum. (missed miscarriage).
The 38-year-old actress suffered from a blighted ovum before conceiving Luna.
This is a very rare case of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in a 34-year-old female Gravida 2 para 1 live 1 with 6 weeks of amenorrhoea with blighted ovum.
Tears welled in my eyes and I revealed having a miscarriage (blighted ovum) before I gave birth to my youngest son Zappa.
Methods: There were one hundred and thirty three patients experiencing missed abortion or blighted ovum. Ultrasound examination and serum AY-hCG test were performed before treatment and during follow- up in all these patients.
Early pregnancy loss is very common an estimated 15 - 20% of diagnosed pregnancies miscarry in the first trimester.1 Anembryonic pregnancy (also known as a blighted ovum) constitutes 50% of these losses.
But then I had a very early miscarriage and it was later found that I'd actually had a blighted ovum, which meant that there had never really been a baby at all as it occurs when a fertilised egg implants in the uterus but doesn't develop into an embryo.
Missed abortions and blighted ovum will usually give typical pictures of a deformed gestational sac and absence of fetal poles or heart beat.
34(3.88%) patients were seen with threatened abortion while 45(5.14%) were having blighted ovum. Hydatiform moles were seen in 11(1.25%) and ectopic gestations in 5(0.57%) cases.
Brand remembers how she felt the first time she became pregnant and the doctor told her she had a "blighted ovum".