Re: ? for Dr re: blighted ovum

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Posted by Serena Chen, MD on August 09, 19100 at 17:30:55:

In Reply to: Re: ? for Dr re: blighted ovum posted by debra on August 08, 19100 at 13:57:00:

Dear Dawn:
I could not have said it better than debra. Your chances of a successful pregnancy next time are very good. Good luck to you.
Serena Chen

: : My nine week ultrasound yesterday showed no heartbeat. My body has not aborted the fetus on its own, so I am scheduled for a d&c tomorrow. As I am sure you can imagine, this has been devastating for me and my family. I have a few questions: How much pain can I expect from the d&c, and for how long? How common is it to have a blighted ovum? (My RE told me there is a more accurate term than this, but I can't remember what it is) Is it more common with IUI? My RE says we can resume trying after my next cycle. What are the chances this will happen to me again?
: : Thank you in advance for your response.
: : -Dawn

: Dear Dawn
: I am not a doctor but a woman who experienced the same thing as you-twice, when I was able to conceive on my own. After a proper D&C, you may have a small amount of cramping, but you should definitely feel that you are not pregnant anymore. I say this from personal experience having an incomplete D&C the first time. Probably Motrin will take care of any discomfort, but I found it to be minimal when performed properly. I know it is a terrible shock but clearly these type of pregnancies are not viable due to chromosomal problems. I offer you hope too-I have an almost 5 year old, conceived on a med/IUI cycle. Your chances of success are very good-don't give up!!! debra

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