How well the development of the fetal egg can be seen during the ultrasound. Normally a fruiting egg is oval or round. In some cases, a false egg is diagnosed of an irregular shape, but should this be considered a pathology? In this article we will consider what a deformed fetal egg means, what are its causes and possible consequences?
Types of anomalies of the fetal egg
Formation of the fetal egg begins after the fusion of the egg cell with the sperm, and is a consecutive cell division. On day 4, the embryo moves to the uterine cavity, where it continues to divide and increase in size. On ultrasound, a fetal egg in the uterus can be seen only at week 5.
The abnormalities of the fetal egg include the following:
- a bladder drift in which the villi of the chorion are replaced by vesicles, and between the strands of the chorion there are parts of the decidua;
- Chorionepithelioma is a malignant tumor that originates from chorion villi;
- hydramnios - an increased amount of amniotic water;
- anembrion is an empty embryonic egg.
Deformation of the fetal egg - causes and consequences
There are cases when a fetal egg changes its shape, which is not necessarily a pathology. Thus, deformation of the fetal egg (a fetal egg with uneven contours) may be due to the increased tone of the uterus. An elongated fetal egg and an oval shape may indicate a threat of abortion, when a hematoma forms behind it (while a woman can complain of spotting from the genital tract and pulling pains in the lower abdomen). If during the ultrasound examination a fetal egg of irregular ovoid form is found, and the woman is not disturbed by the pain in the lower abdomen and spotting, then do not worry and run to the doctor for appointments. In most cases, in women with minor deformations of the fetal egg, pregnancy proceeds normally and ends safely with childbirth. In case of threat of termination of pregnancy, the future mother is prescribed medications for her preservation (Dyufaston, Utrozhestan).
As we see from the above, the change in the shape of the fetal egg does not always indicate a pathology of pregnancy. Most often, deformation of the fetal egg can be observed with an increase in the uterine tone, for the normalization of which it is possible to take antispasmodics (No-shpa) and Magne B-6.