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Does a molar pregnancy result from an inherited defect?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Usually not: Molar pregnancy happens ususally in young or older women who are pregnant but an ingerited defect is not present usuallly.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Stephen Noga answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

No: It is an accidental condition that sometimes occurs during early pregnancy.

Answered 11/7/2012

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Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

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.

Answered 6/22/2017

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