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which questions should i be asking my dr about molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some questions: What are the symptoms of a molar pregnancy? What are the possible complications from a molar pregnancy? What is the treatment for a molar pregnancy?

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can a virgin get a molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
No: There must be union of a sperm and an egg to have a molar pregnancy. The molar pregnancy is an abnormality of the developing placenta. If a woman had artificial insemination and became pregnant and developed a molar pregnancy, she could still be a virgin. But there is no molar pregnancy without a pregnancy.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hyditaform molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Here's a link: This is a tumor that develops during pregnancy. Here is a link to more information. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/molarpregnancy.html.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How is a molar pregnancy diagnosed?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does molar pregnancy last?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Depends.: In a molar pregnancy the placenta doesn't form properly and instead forms a tumor. It can be benign (lydatidiform mole) or malignant (choriocarcinoma). Usually there is no fetus and the problem is detected in the first or second trimester. There can be a partial molar pregnancy where there is a placenta and fetus, which can rarely go to term.

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