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What are signs of a blighted ovum?

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If you have a blighted ovum, you may have experienced signs of pregnancy. For example, you may have had a positive pregnancy test or a missed period. Then, you may have signs of a miscarriage, such as:

If you're experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you may be having a miscarriage. However, not all bleeding in the first trimester ends in miscarriage, so be sure to see your doctor right away if you have any of these signs.

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • A period that is heavier than usual.

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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