What causes blighted ovum in pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats
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I am married and we tried for baby last year
but we had a problem ,
my wife was pregnant but during the 1st ultrasound
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The ultrasound revelead blighted ovum
till date we don't know why it happened
and what should be done to take care of this in future
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I would really appreciate your help in this case
May I know your wife's age?
and I was 28 at that time
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The exact cause of blighted ovum is not known.
But we believe it to be due to genetic defect.
I do not mean there is a defect in you couples.
It means the sperm or the ovum that caused pregnancy was defective.
Well most of the times, it is an one off occurrence
you should be able to parent a child normally subsequently.
okay, do you anyway recommend me any sperm test
If needed both of you can get your genes checked; but such genetic testing is mandatory when two or more pregnancy results in blighted ovum.
okay, I get your point
You can just call this as a nature's way to prevent a complicated human to reach this earth.
Just keep yourself fit and healthy.
Be active with exercise.
The same applies to your wife.
If you wish to be extra cautious
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what exactly is done at these centres ?
Let me know if you have any questions?
There are experts who discuss and counsel about genetic abnormalities and also test specific genetic composition.
If most of the common genes are normal, then chances of complications including blighted ovum and recurring miscarriages are minimal.
Do you have any more questions?
where are these centres located and will these tests and consuelling be very expensive ?
Cost of prenatal genetic couselling varies between cities and centres.
It should be available at most multidisciplinary hospitals such as Apollo, fortis, XXXXXXX and so on.
If you wish to go for it, let me know your location and I shall try to search for an institute.
I am based out of delhi
I will just keep it in my mind, just if we plan to go sometime
If you are from Delhi, you can contact AIIMS hospital, DLI - DNA labs or SRL diagnostic centre.
They have listed prenatal genetic testing under the services offered.
It is not an immediate requirement.
You may consider this testing whenever you plan the next pregnancy or god-forbidden the next pregnancy is also a miscarriage.
fine.thank you doctor
You have been really helpful
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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