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Blighted Ovum - Causes, Symptoms & More
Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
WebMD has posted brand new content based the questions we've had on our pregnancy board about blighted ovum .

A few weeks ago, I couldn't find any content when a question was asked about a blighted ovum. So, I sent in a request to our editorial staff for something to be added. They listened and we have some new content for you. :)

"A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn't develop into an embryo. It is also referred to as an anembryonic pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage ."

For more information on causes, symptoms and treatment of blighted ovum, be sure to check out the full article .

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed and have an experience to share? Questions? Share them below.
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KimmieApples responded:
I am so glad that this has been added. I had a blighted ovum 3 years ago and had a hard time finding information. Well done!
ME(26) DBF (25) 2 sweet angel babies. EDD 01/30/2011.
lady_samwise responded:
Yes, Thanks for getting this information, this was the cause of my first loss.
Jessica (22) DH (23) 2 m/c's BFP 6-4-2010 EDD 2-9-2011 Blue Team!
Andie_WebMD_Staff replied to lady_samwise's response:
I'm so glad that you both found this useful. If you ever find a subject that you feel needs to be covered or covered better, please give me a shout out! :)

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