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molar pregnancy

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pregnancy: A molar pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy occurring when an fertilized egg receives too much chromosomal material from the sperm. They can cause heav ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Dangerous: Hydatidiform mole is a highly abnormal change in the embryo and requires skilled medical advice.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pregnancy: Molar pregnancies are when the placenta overgrows and takes over. There may or may not be a fetus or embryo present. They are caused by abnormal genet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Could write a book: A molar pregnancy is a pre-cancerous condition caused by a genetic defect in the pregnancy tissue, usually caused by two sperm entering a defective em ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: There must be union of a sperm and an egg to have a molar pregnancy. The molar pregnancy is an abnormality of the developing placenta. If a woman had ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends.: In a molar pregnancy the placenta doesn't form properly and instead forms a tumor. It can be benign (lydatidiform mole) or malignant (choriocarcinoma ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Labs & Ultrasound: The blood work will show abnormally high levels of HCG and on ultrasound there will be what is refered to as a 'snow storm" pattern with no identifiab ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Ultrasound and hCG: Ultrasound combined with HCG levels are the standard for diagnosing a molar pregnancy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Molar pregnancy: The classic symptom of molar pregnancy is excessive nausea and vomiting (hyperemesis). Other possible symptoms are vaginal bleeding and rarely symptom ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Failed pregnancy: It is a misformed conception and damaged baby. Does not bode well for having a baby.
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