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Had frozen embryo transfer. Ultrasound showed no fetal pole and blighted ovum. Any suggestion?

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I had a frozen embryo transfer and went for ist ultrasound at 6W 1D. Gestational sac at 11.s mm - no yolk sac or fetal pole. Told I have a blighted ovum. HCG rising okay. Is this a foregone conclusion or do I have a chance.
Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 35 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
At 6 weeks 1 day gestation, a yolk sac and fetal poles should be visible. Since there are no fetal poles, a blighted ovum is likely. But if your HCG levels are rising normally, it is best to wait for a week and go for a repeat ultrasound scan to see any growth in the sac size or the fetus. Rising HCG levels are suggestive of a viable pregnancy.
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Follow-up: Had frozen embryo transfer. Ultrasound showed no fetal pole and blighted ovum. Any suggestion? 1 hour later
Does a tilted uterus affect visialization. We had twins-only one sac at six weeks for Twin A-noteven a sac for Twin B until eight weeks?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for writing again.
A tilted uterus does not affect the visualization on ultrasound scan.
Only one sac with no growth of sac size over a span of 7 days is suggestive of a blighted ovum.
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