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    Blighted Ovum--a Major Cause of Miscarriage
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff posted:
    You may have heard the term before, but just what is a blighted ovum?

    "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. Often it occurs so early that you don't even know you are pregnant."

    The article goes on to say it is responsible for about one in two miscarriages in the first trimester. It is often due to chromosome problems, either with the egg or sperm. Find out more by reading the full article.

    Hope this helps,

    Byroney
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