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How is a molar pregnancy diagnosed?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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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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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a molar pregnancy?

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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 heavy vaginal bleeding and require a D&C to remove the abnormal tissue. It is characterized as a complete or partial mole based on the number of chromosomes. Pregnancy hormones will be monitored post-operatively until they return to normal.

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