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Thread: Blighted ovum?
January 15th, 2013 07:41 PM #1
At 5w 4d, was grocery shopping and felt dizzy. Severe pain, gush of blood. The ultrasound at the ER showed a gestational sac but no fetal pole or yolk sac. Bleeding stopped and mouth of uterus was closed, so they sent me home to follow up in a few days.
They are saying it's probably a blighted ovum, and it might be because of my hyperparathyroidism (causing high blood calcium; had surgery for this in 2011 but it's apparently recurring). I am devastated.
Following up tomorrow with a high-risk ob/gyn. I am so afraid to hope for the best, because even if this were a viable pregnancy now, it could still be undermined by the hypercalcemia.
Has anyone had a blighted ovum/ anembryonic pregnancy? If so, how did you cope?
LauraMom to James Daniel (9), William Joseph (8), Elise Marie (7), and Zachary Allan (baby)
Serena (Seri), Amy, Diana, Kate, Adele, Georgia, Audrey, Lucy, Linnea, Clara
Thomas, Henry, Orin, Arthur, Samuel
DH's "approved" list:
Seri, Amy, Diana, Lucy, Kate/Katie/Katherine, Audrey
Thomas, Martin ("maybe")