10 Weeks Pregnant Specks Out?
I am 10 weeks pregnant out of the spots when in the ultrasound, does the fetus not work? Can it be saved?
Hello Shellfa Thianna,
Blighted ovum or anembryonic gestation is a pregnancy that begins with fertilization but does not develop into an embryo. Blighted ovum will generally decay by itself as an abortion / miscarriage. Blighted ovum is the most common cause of miscarriage, namely the cessation of pregnancy before 20 weeks' gestation. Signs of miscarriage that appear include cramping in the lower abdomen and bleeding from the vagina.
Ultrasound examination can be found in the womb of pregnancy in the uterus, but on further examination at gestational age that should have seen the fetus in the pregnancy sac, the blighted ovum does not appear the fetus and only the gestational sac increases in size. At the normal 10-week gestation, ultrasound examination will appear 3-4 cm in size, fetal feet and hands are formed, and the fetus's heart is beating. If at the beginning of the gestational age <6 weeks of ultrasonography and only found gestational sacs doctors can still suggest to come and evaluate at the visit a few weeks afterwards to ensure the fetus is developing or not. Whereas if already at the age of 10 weeks there is no fetus at all in the sac of pregnancy, then most likely there is no fetus that will be formed.
Blighted ovum arises because of abnormalities in the fertilized egg cell chromosome or fertilized sperm. Generally a blighted ovum only occurs once and does not recur in subsequent pregnancies. To get pregnant again, it is recommended to wait for 1-3 menstrual cycles.
Handling of patients with blighted ovum is:
Observe and let the pregnancy bag come out on its own along with vaginal bleeding within a few weeks
Provision of drugs to stimulate uterine contractions
Consult further about the condition of the blighted ovum with your obstetrician. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.