Blighted Ovum On Modern Women

What is a Blighted Ovum? Have you ever experienced this problem? It is a condition where a woman who was pregnant but in fact there was no baby in the womb. A woman who was having this condition, also feel the normal symptoms just like women who are pregnant,such as nausea and vomiting (morning sickness), late periods, the enlargement of the abdomen, breasts harden and if we do a pregnancy test by using a pregnancy test pack then the result is remain positive.

Blighted Ovum can occur in women because ova fertilized by sperm which has been unable to develop perfectly and only form a placenta that contains fluid that remains in the uterus. The placenta produces HCG hormones (human chorionic gonadotrophin). The HCG hormone, which led to the symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting and causing a positive pregnancy test. And pregnancy test is usually only measure the levels of the HCG hormones (human chorionic gonadotrophin), which is often referred to as the hormone of pregnancy.

Blighted Ovum can not be detected early, but a woman can be known to experience this disorder by a trans vaginal ultrasonography examination. Even though such action can only be done when entering the age of 6-7 weeks gestation. Since that time the pregnancy sac diameter is larger than 16 millimeters so it can be seen more clearly. From there will also be visible, the existence of the empty gestational sac and does not contain the fetus.

Blighted Ovum
Because the symptoms are not specific, then it usually only known after a spontaneous miscarriage at which time the bleeding occurred. In addition, an enlarged abdomen such as pregnancy, can be caused by a hydatidiform mole, uterine tumor or intestinal disease.

About 60% blighted ovum due to chromosomal abnormalities in the process of fertilization of ova and sperm. TORCH infections, rubella and streptococci, diabetes (diabetes mellitus) that are not controlled, low levels of beta-HCG and immunological factors such as the presence of antibodies to the fetus also can lead to blighted ovum. The risk also increases when the age of husband or wife get older because of the quality of sperm or ova to be down.

If a woman has been diagnosed with blighted ovum, then further action is to remove the products of conception from the uterus (curettage). Curettage results will be analyzed to ascertain what the cause of blighted ovum and can cope with the cause. If  they occurs caused by an infection, it can be treated so that this incident does not happen again.

To prevent, then it can be done some precautions such as checking TORCH, rubella immunization and If you have a particular disease then you should be cured first. Controlling blood glucose levels, examine the chromosomes, especially when the age of 35 years, stop smoking for the good quality of sperm/ovum, a routine pregnancy check and get a healthy lifestyle.


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