8 weeks Blighted Ovum

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8 weeks Blighted Ovum

Postby Canadagirl » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:41 pm

I am 32 yrs. This is my second failed pregnancy, a blighted ovum at exactly 8 weeks(LMP) - Vaginal u/s showed 6 wk ges.sac-empty (no yolk,nothing). Measurements were correct as I knew the exact date I conceived. My HCG numbers were still on the rise at the 8 wk(LMP) mark.They doubled up to 3 wks(gestation) then averaged 4-5 days to double to the 6th wk(gest). My dr said these levels were not rising as they should.I had pregnancy symptoms, and no cramping or bleeding. My dr confirmed with Radiologist this was an early blighted ovum and I had a D&C the day after my ultrasound. Although all this pointed to a textbook blighted ovum, I still felt a slight sense of doubt. I don't know if I have a tilted uterus, I figure my dr would have told me.?. I did not act on instinct,I wish I could go back and request a second u/s to confirm the diagnoses.. whether it be good or bad news,my mind was not ready to end this so quickly. Hopefully this helps others out there. There is no need to rush, unless of course there is chance of infection/complications. It is an awful time to go through, but it will be worse if you were never 110%sure.
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Postby Kay » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:11 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We do believe eight weeks is just too early to diagnose a blighted ovum. Now you know you can ask to wait next time. Women deserve to have no doubt before having their pregnancies ended.
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages
If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this

This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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