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Does a molar pregnancy result from an inherited defect?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Usually not: Molar pregnancy happens ususally in young or older women who are pregnant but an ingerited defect is not present usuallly.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
No: It is an accidental condition that sometimes occurs during early pregnancy.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Molar pregnancy: Molar pregnancy is not a traditionally inherited disorder. A partial mole develops at either at conception (2 sperm fertilize 1 egg) or immediately after conception (1 sperm enters an egg and duplicates). A complete mole forms similarly but with an empty egg.

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