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Has anyone ever had a misdiagnosed blighted ovum?
An_251410 posted:
Early on in my pregnancy I began bleeding and having stomach cramps and back pains. Just recently I had an ultrasound (5 weeks) and my Dr. said all she saw was an empty sac. A week later I had another ultrasound (6 weeks) and my Dr. said nothing had changed and that I had a blighted ovum. I took the news hard and have been searching for answers. Is it possible that I don't have a blighted ovum and that I'm just early? My Dr. keeps insisting that I get an operation to have it removed, but after reading other stories about misdiagnosis I don't know if I'm ready to give up. If I have a blighted ovum why has it been 2 weeks since my last ultrasound and I haven't been bleeding or cramping? I feel like I need a second opinion and my Dr. is discouraging it. pls any advice you can give me I would appreciate it.
An_240973 responded:
There is no reason not to get a second opinion, unless it's a medical emergency. If the first doctor is right, you can get some reassurance that you are making the right choice if another doctor gives you the same opinion. Or the second opinion might be different. Five weeks does seem early to make a blighted ovum diagnosis, but I'm not a medical professional.

Wish you all the best.
northern_girl responded:
First, if your doctor is discouraging a second opinion, that is the first sign, that I would get a second opinion. This was the case with my uncle's heart. Long story, but I pushed him for the second opinion, and it saved his life.

I hope that all goes well for you, but I will tell you that following my miscarriage, I was a full month after being told that I had miscarried that I started having any symptoms. Yes, I was still under physician care, and I felt well cared for. No concerns for infections, etc. I was unable to progress any further with the actual passing of everything, and needed a D&C.

I would, myself, get the second opinion.

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