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Positive pregnancy test. Scan showed no embryo. Possibilities?

I should be currently 14 weeks pregnant. I took a pregnancy test 10 weeks ago that was positive. at my 12 week scan 2 weeks ago i was told that they could only see a sac and two yolks, no embryo as it looked like a 5 week pregnancy and was too small to see anything. I was told to come back in two weeks to check progress. I know that i should have been over 12 weeks pregnant at this scan. What are the possibilities, could i have had a missed miscarriage and still not passed anything, could i have had a very early miscarriage then got pregnant again so that i thought it was all the same pregnancy, i have had no bleeding during the pregnancy until today when i noticed a tiny red streak in discharge. i have had discharge that has been almost a pale yellow and very stringy and blobby for some time, could this have been a miscarriage. if i have miscarried at 5 weeks then its been now 9 weeks and i haven't passed anything, is this normal, could my body have absorbed it and if so when will ovulation begin again. very confused.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.
You are suffering from a condition known as a blighted ovum.
Blighted ovum is a type of miscarriage in which baby is not present or either not grow in early pregnancy and gestational sac is there without a baby.
A condition diagnosed by USG in which only sac is there without an embryo.
Treatment option-1) wait and watch for spontaneous abortion.
2) D&C
Take care.
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