Pregnancy

Pregnancy: clear egg syndrome

What does it mean if at the first ultrasound they tell us about a clear or blind egg or an anembryonic pregnancy?

Surely a new ultrasound will be needed for definitive confirmation. If the diagnosis were confirmed, it would be a non-evolutionary pregnancy.

Gestational chamber empty

Ultrasound remains the only way to understand if the pregnancy is proceeding normally (physiologically) or pathologically. In particular, the diagnosis of clear egg (from the English blighted ovum ) occurs when the ultrasound shows a gestational chamber without embryonic echoes and a yolk sac. It is therefore an anembryonic pregnancy .

In clear egg situations, the gestational chamber is smaller, with an irregular profile and absence of an embryonic pole at the 7th week of pregnancy.

Subsequent ultrasound checks also demonstrate a lower growth rate of the gestational chamber: 0.2 mm per day compared to 1 mm in the case of a normal pregnancy.

Obviously, some subsequent ultrasounds are needed to confirm the diagnosis of clear egg . If all subsequent ultrasounds confirm the absence of the yolk sac and the embryonic pole and there is a reduction in the growth of the chamber itself, then we speak of a clear egg.

The pale egg is responsible for nearly half of early first trimester miscarriages and is usually due to chromosomal abnormalities that prevent early embryo formation.

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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