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How do doctors diagnose a blighted ovum?

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An ultrasound test is usually needed to diagnose a blighted ovum, to confirm that the pregnancy sac is empty.

From: Blighted Ovum WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Pregnancy Association: "Miscarriage."  American Pregnancy Association: "Blighted Ovum." Deutchman, M. , June 1, 2009. National Institutes of Health: "Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage."



American Family Physician

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

SOURCES: American Pregnancy Association: "Miscarriage."  American Pregnancy Association: "Blighted Ovum." Deutchman, M. , June 1, 2009. National Institutes of Health: "Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage."



American Family Physician

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

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