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Is hydatidiform mole hereditary?

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Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No.

A hydratidiform mole occurs in a molar pregnancy.
This is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a egg that had lost its dna becomes fertilized by sperm (complete mole) or an egg becomes fertilized by two sperm or a sperm that has duplicated itself (partial mole). Molar pregnancies occur randomly, in about 1/1000 pregnancies, and cannot survive. They can develop into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer.

In brief: No.

A hydratidiform mole occurs in a molar pregnancy.
This is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a egg that had lost its dna becomes fertilized by sperm (complete mole) or an egg becomes fertilized by two sperm or a sperm that has duplicated itself (partial mole). Molar pregnancies occur randomly, in about 1/1000 pregnancies, and cannot survive. They can develop into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer.
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Molar pregnancy

In general it is not.
There are case reports of familial events (ie, seven molar pregnancies in 6 sisters).

In brief: Molar pregnancy

In general it is not.
There are case reports of familial events (ie, seven molar pregnancies in 6 sisters).
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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