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blighted ovum?

i there... i am going through a terrible ordeal.... i am around 8 and a half weeks pregnant ( last LMP not known as i was on medication for endometriosis  and before my periods cud start i got pregnant) and even on transvaginal ultra sound i see only gestational sac and yolk sac but no fetal pole or heart beat!!!! its so depressing as my docs are considering it to be a blighted ovum and want me to do a D and C.... i have read so many other such cases here that i shud wait.... but what to do.... i am totally heart broken as this was my first pregnancy..... if any one out there has an answer for me please respond....
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1318881 tn?1274463611
WAIT! Normally if there is a gest. sac AND a yolk sac than the baby is in there... just dates are prob off... The baby eats from the yolk sac... thats why its there... if there wasn't a yolk sac I would say different but since there is and you are still so early I would wait a week or so and go back! Next sono maybe you will hear the heartbeat! I went in thinking I was 8 weeks according to my LMP and all they could see was my gest. sac and yolk sac.. went back 10 days later and not only saw my baby but heard the heartbeat too!! I had ovulated late and had really only been 5 weeks! When I went back I was 6 weeks 4 days!! So don't give up! Good luck and keep us updated!!!
964234 tn?1331952807
I am sorry you are going through this!  
I too had a miscarriage and a d&c then went on to have a healthy pregnancy.  Miscarriages, regardless of the type (missed miscarriage, early misscarriage, blighted ovums) happen 1 out of 4 pregnancies nothing anyone can do to stop them/prevent them it happens randomly.
At 6 weeks from your last period you should see a sac, a fetal pole and a heartbeat.  Unless, for some reason your dates are entirely off.  
Problem with blighted ovums is your body will continue to think it's pregnant for a while and keep progressing as far as hormones/symptoms.  A d&c would be a way to make sure everything is expelled from your uterus in a timely manner (to avoid infection) and let you move on from this.  If you don't feel comfortable, schedule it a week or two out so your body has a chance to do it's thing and ask for an ultrasound right before the procedure for peace of mind.  Good luck and please let me know if you have further questions!
1351369 tn?1294835229
it won't hurt to wait.best wishes.
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thanks a lot people... i guess i will wait cause thats what my sixth sense is asking me to do.... will keep u people updated
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I know what your going through I had one in january and mine stopped growing at week 8 I think I can't remember I would not reccommend getting a D and C just because I didn't and about a week later it came out all by itself now if you to like week 10 or 11 then they will have to do one. Or your baby could just have some trouble growing in the first trimester I have heard of that where the baby grows slower in the first trimester but ends up perfectly fine throughout the rest of the pregnancy as hard as this iis for me to say I think you need to wait it out and girl I know that will be hard but only time will tell. Good luck!
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I would also say wait. I actually waited six weeks before they thought I was going to miscarry to when I had a D&C. To be honest, it was hard waiting and not knowing. In retrospect, I am glad I waited because I do not have any doubts. I only had the D&C when I was sure the pregnancy was not viable. It helped to know I was in control of this and I did everything I could!
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