Jul 3, 2009

Blighted Ovum

Thank kengkawan sekalian for all your support & wishes. Hehehe.. being me.. biasa laa... after some reading, some bertanya sane sini including bertanya kakakku seorang doktor.. ku redha & terima apa yang terjadi dgn tenang. Well.. cuba lagi di masa hadapan... Setiap yang berlaku tu kan ada hikmahnya.. (dgn musibah ini.. ku tahu betapa hebatnya my support group ' family & friend' .. & i'm thankful. Alhamdullilah...)

Dr Nora prescribed it's as 'blighted ovum'.. What is blighted ovum.. ? originally ku copy dari (here). baca la ek.. kalau korang rajin & ingin tahu.. Hermp.. malam ini baru nak meng'admit' diri ke hospital.. puasa semalaman.. & esok pepagi baru D&C.. Ada orang kata MC 2 weeks.. hermp... yah yah..!!


What is a blighted ovum?
A blighted ovum (also known as “anembryonic pregnancy”) happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. A blighted ovum usually occurs within the first trimester before a woman knows she is pregnant. A high level of chromosome abnormalities usually causes a woman’s body to naturally miscarry.

How do I know if I am having or have had a blighted ovum?
A blighted ovum can occur very early in pregnancy, before most women even know that they are pregnant. You may experience signs of pregnancy such as a missed or late menstrual period and even a positive pregnancy test. It is possible that you may have minor abdominal cramps, minor vaginal spotting or bleeding. As with a normal period, your body may flush the uterine lining, but your period may be a little heavier than usual.

Many women assume their pregnancies are on track because their hCG levels are increasing. The placenta can continue to grow and support itself without a baby for a short time, and pregnancy hormones can continue to rise, which would lead a woman to believe she is still pregnant. A diagnosis is usually not made until an ultrasound test shows either an empty womb or an empty birth sac.

What causes a blighted ovum?
A blighted ovum is the cause of about 50% of first trimester miscarriages and is usually the result of chromosomal problems. A woman’s body recognizes abnormal chromosomes in a fetus and naturally does not try to continue the pregnancy because the fetus will not develop into a normal, healthy baby. This can be caused by abnormal cell division, or poor quality sperm or egg.

Should I have a D&C or wait for a natural miscarriage?
This is a decision only you can make for yourself. Most doctors do not recommend a D&C for an early pregnancy loss. It is believed that a woman’s body is capable of passing tissue on its own and there is no need for an invasive surgical procedure with a risk of complications. A D&C would, however, be beneficial if you were planning on having a pathologist examine the tissues to determine a reason for the miscarriage. Some women feel a D&C procedure helps with closure, mentally and physically.

How can a blighted ovum be prevented?
Unfortunately, in most cases a blighted ovum cannot be prevented. Some couples will seek out genetic testing if multiple early pregnancy loss occurs. A blighted ovum is often a one time occurrence, and rarely will a woman experience more than one. Most doctors recommend couples wait at least 1-3 regular menstrual cycles before trying to conceive again after any type of miscarriage

11 comments:

aisyah said...

ini kot antara hikmahnye semah..

"A blighted ovum is the cause of about 50% of first trimester miscarriages and is usually the result of chromosomal problems. A woman’s body recognizes abnormal chromosomes in a fetus and naturally does not try to continue the pregnancy because the fetus will not develop into a normal, healthy baby. This can be caused by abnormal cell division, or poor quality sperm or egg."

y@tipruzz said...

yep yep. i remembered my gynae said most cases are due to chromosome abnormalities...which will not develop into a normal fetus.

enjoy ur 14-day mc beb!

sikulat said...

yerp.. tidak dapat ku nafikan.. sememangnya Allah itu Maha Mengetahui Yg Terbaik buat kita...

hermp... tuhla.. cuti cuti..tapi Dr Nora kata nak bagi 1 minggu je MC.. nanti kite tanya staff dia.. kengkadang DrNora bukannya tahu sgt bab2 administration dia... ahahhahah... Oo.. abess limit MC kite tahun nih.. muhehehe.. tak pernah2 amik MC.. sekali guna.. abess qouta terus...

Ummu Auni Afif said...

sabar sabar sabar...aku pula yg emotional lebih2 kat sini, adeh..Tuhan sayang kat kau :)

Farra said...

OoOOOoo....bertambah lg ilmu kesihatan & keperempuananku..semah, selamat berehat dan kuatkan semangat ;)

Zuedin said...

ku pernah mengalami gak sebelum wafiy dulu..tapi tak buat D&C. anyway semoga cepat sembuh pakar ITku

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m a t a s i p i t said...

mc seminggu jer..? time akak dulu dr idris kasi 2 minggu. anyways, keep on trying erk..? jgn jadi mcm akak, dah terkena tetiba jadi mcm phobia plak nak try . makan bulan gak la baru la dpt kekuatan tu.. eheheh but i know that you're stronger than me.. ;)

Umi Nawfal.. said...

same jugak wif my first pregnancy dulu, but that time misabortion @ 11th week.. alhamdulillah, just amik pil n x perlu D&C.. tabah ye..

eLLe said...

semah..amiklaa MC warded...kite ada MC warded up to 75 days tu..slalunye doc tau, so xdelaa kaco MC biasa yg takat 25 days tu..

win said...

semah, sama kes mcm baby kite yg first dulu... tapi msa tu tak 13 weeks... Anyway, take care semah ye.. Selamat berehat!