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How is a molar pregnancy diagnosed?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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 identifiable fetus if it is a molar pregnancy. Usually the woman will also bleed, and sometimes the clots are charecteristic, but that's not enough to make the diagnosis by itself.
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