- Spotting or vaginal bleeding
- Cramping (pelvic and abdominal cramps may vary from mild to moderate)
It is only your obstetrician who can confirm it through a transvaginal ultrasound screening. While navigating the handheld equipment called the transducer, the screen may display the gestational sac with a missing embryo.
Some may also incorporate a series of blood tests to determine the levels of hCG in your body. Early in pregnancy, the level of hCG in your blood rises quickly and peaks around 8-10 weeks. It could signify a miscarriage or other concerning issue if it does not rise soon as expected. Your doctor may decide to test your hCG levels over the course of several days to see how it is progressing over time.
What Are Blighted Ovum Causes?
Studies show that many women who had experienced the same miscarriage case are caused by an error in the chromosome. It can either be due to such deficiency or extravagance in the chromosomal development of the fertilized egg. Consequently, affecting the usual development process.
Furthermore, genetic mutations can also cause blighted ovum. There are limited cases in which it specifically takes place because an early embryo stops developing after attaching to the uterus.