Misdiagnosed Blighted Ovum

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Misdiagnosed Blighted Ovum

Postby silver77 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:08 am

Hi,
It has been so helpful reading everyone's stories here and I never would have thought to get another ultrasound if it wasn't for this website-so THANK YOU ALL!!!

I just wanted to share my story. I began having some spotting at approx 5-6 weeks. It was mostly brown, some small clots. I was reassured that this was normal, but still worried as this is my first pregnancy. The spotting began to occur daily and seemed to be getting worse. I finally got in for an ultrasound. According to my LMP, the ultrasound (transvaginal) was done at 7 weeks, one day. It showed an empty gestational sac (no yolk sac, no baby, no fetal pole-completely empty). The sac was also considered rather large and the OB said given its size, at least something should have been seen. We took into account that I ovulated about 4 days later than expected in my cycle-but still hope was minimal. I was shocked and very upset, but wanted to be realistic. The OB diagnosed a blighted ovum and gave me info to schedule a D & C.

Even though I just wanted this nightmare to be over, I waited a few days to let everything sink in before scheduling the procedure. I started doing some research and came across this website. I read so many stories similar to mine. I decided to get one last ultrasound 2 days before I had my D and C scheduled. This was done at 8 weeks, one day. Well, my husband, the u/s tech, and I were surprised to find a baby with a healthy heartbeat!!! The baby measured 7 weeks 6 days!!! In case you are wondering, my uterus is not retroverted. The ultrasound did show what appears to be another sac-possibly a vanishing twin. It is unclear whether that empty sac was the one visualized at the last u/s and not the other one with baby, or if the last ultrasound had just been too early to see the baby.

I never would have thought to get one last ultrasound if it was not for this website! Thank you to all the ladies here who shared their stories and saved my baby! I hope this gives hope to some of you out there. I wish you all the best...

THANK YOU!
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Postby Kay » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:28 pm

Oh my goodness, these stories always bring tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and I am so glad you had that next ultrasound. Although most of the misdiagnosed blighted ova have do do with tilted uteri, we're getting enough stories here to know that even with a non-tilted uterus, seven weeks is just too early to diagnose a blighted ovum. It really should not even be suggested until nine weeks at the very earliest.

We'd love to hear updates on you through your pregnancy :)
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my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

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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


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Postby silver77 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:14 pm

Kay,
Thank you for running this website! You and all the wonderful women here have helped so many people, including me. Thank you so very much!!!

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Postby shastep » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:06 pm

Did you ever find out about the other sac? Is all still okay? I hope all is well for you and that baby(or two). If all is well move to first trimester board. They need good stories there also!
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Postby silver77 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:02 pm

Hi,

No more f/u on the other sac-the OB had mentioned that it would gradually flatten out and I guess be reabsorbed by the body. Apparently 2 sacs/vanishing twins are more common than originally thought (they pick up more cases since ultrasound technology has advanced so much). I am assuming that there is only one baby-have not had an ultrasound since. Things seem to be going well,almost out of the first trimester!!! No more spotting. Just working on getting excited again about things-this has been quite a rollercoaster and left me emotionally drained and shaken up. Hopefully with the second trimester I will feel more confident. I have been lurking on the first/second trimester boards!!!
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Congrats!!!!

Postby reyna » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:30 am

I'm so happy for you!!! I"m in the same situation, I go back to the doctor's on 11/14/08, I'm praying that we do see our baby. Your story has given my a strong hope that our baby would be right there when I go back to get u/s.
Congratulations!!!
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Postby Covergirl20 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:31 am

Congrats! I hope all is well now!
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Postby Kay » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:42 pm

Yes, they now know just how common it is for a pregnancy to start out with twins and then end up as a singleton. I did read some research that showed that in pregnancies with vanishing twins, the surviving baby has a much better chance of survival than in a normal pregnancy that starts out with only one baby. I thought that was really interesting.

Thanks for the update :)
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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


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Postby Covergirl20 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:43 pm

reyna!!! Any news?

It's 11/14/08~~~!!!
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Questions...

Postby roxy1 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:04 pm

Hi there, just been reading your post regarding the blighted ovum, i have also just been diagnosed with this, i went for a uss last week due to bad bloating for the last 5-6 weeks, im on the pill so wasnt expecting to see any pregnancy, they uss showed an empty gestational sac of around 19mm, i also have a tilted uterus, preg test neg and bloods normal, im scheduled to see a specialist this week for a d and c, do you think this is too soon and i should wait abit?? ive not heard of this until now but after reading about alot of other peoples stories id hate to have a d and c if theres a possibiloity of something developing,
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Postby jodieblas » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:17 am

Hi ladies! So the doctor hasn't exactly diagnosed blighted ovum for me yet, but he did mention it. Last tuesday I woke up around 2am and went pee and had some blood. No clotting, no discharge just about 5 wipes of bright red blood. I called the night on-call doc and she said to call the ob in the a.m. and make an apt to come in for a ultrasound. So when I called the next day, the nurse said it was probably just a burst blood vesel and I should be fine. (p.s. I got my bfp on oct 12th...so I was about 7 weeks along when this happened) so anyways, I sat and thought and I was like I'm calling back because I want a darn ultrasound to make sure things are okay. SO I called back and my Dr. said yes come in. So I went in and the ultrasound tech was super sweet and very informative. Basically she told me I had a sac that was measuring at 4w4d and I must have been off on my numbers because it looked great. I told her there was no way I was off...and I got my positive like 2 weeks prior...so it wouldn't make any sence. Then a dr. (not mine) came in and explained that this could be blighted ovum. They ran blood tests and both my hcg and my progesterone levels looked fantastic..so they say. Anyways, I have an ultrasound this thursday the 6th of November and I am super nervous. I am praying that there is a baby in there now! I also have a tilted uterus like I have seen mentioned in misdiagnossed cases, so I hope all will be okay. I haven't had any other bleeding or cramping. And I still have all my symptoms like peeing, zits (yuck) and sore boobs. When I go in on thursday, I will be (according to my calculations) 8w3d...has anyone who has been misdiagnosed seen there baby that early???Or will it be more like 10-11 weeks?
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