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how do doctors measure molar pregnancies?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Ultrasound and labs: Molar pregnancies are diagnosed by ultrasound. Pregnancy hormone levels are checked and are significantly elevated in molar pregnancies. They cannot be dated or measured like a typical pregnancy, because there is no fetal tissue to measure, so the last menstrual period is used for dating.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No such thing: I never heard of a molar pregnancy. I think this is a typo.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
You would need serial hcg's to make sure levels go down to zero and stay down.
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