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Thread: Blighted Ovum
19th March 2014 11:30 PM #1
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Hi, I would like to know why some pregnancy resulted to a blighted ovum and what causes it?
1st April 2014 07:12 AM #2
Thank you for your question. A blighted ovum is also known as an anembryonic pregnancy. This occurs when a pregnancy sac develops but sadly an embryo does not develop within the pregnancy sac. Therefore, this pregnancy will unfortunately result in a miscarriage. It is thought that most blighted ovums are caused by a problem with the number of chromosomes forming the pregnancy. Most women who experience a blighted ovum do not experience a subsequent one.
Unfortunately a blighted ovum (and any form of miscarriage) is more common in older mums (aged over 35 years old) because the quality of a woman's eggs decreases with age.
I hope this helps to answer your question. Please do post back if you have any further questions about this.