Molar pregnancy: All you need to know

By Cicle Health on 25 Nov, 2022
Molar pregnancy: All you need to know

A molar pregnancy is a rare pregnancy complication in which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall but doesn't grow into a fetus. This can happen when a woman has multiple ovulations in a short period of time, or when the ovum is abnormally large or has an abnormal number of chromosomes.

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Types of molar pregnancy

Complete molar pregnancy and partial molar pregnancy are the two forms . The placental tissue is aberrant, enlarged, and looks to form fluid-filled cysts in a full molar pregnancy. Additionally, the fetus stops developing. There may be both normal and improperly developing placental tissue present in a partial molar pregnancy. There may also be the development of a fetus, but it is usually miscarried very early in the pregnancy since it is unable to survive.

Symptoms of molar pregnancy

Bleeding from the vagina goes from bright red to dark brown in the first trimester of pregnancy. Molar pregnancy is a rare type of pregnancy in which a single egg is fertilized by one sperm. This results in the development of a baby that has two genetic parents. Molar pregnancies are less likely to result in a healthy baby, and can be difficult to manage. A molar pregnancy may initially appear to be a typical pregnancy, but the majority of these pregnancies induce particular signs and symptoms, such as:

  • Bleeding during the first trimester
  • Dark or red blood
  • nausea and vomiting very badly
  • sometimes grape like cysts in the vaginal passage
  • Pressure or discomfort in the pelvic

Risk factor

The mother's age:- The chances of a molar pregnancy are higher in women over 35 years of age or less than 20 years of age.

An history of a previous molar pregnancy:- If there has been a previous case of a molar pregnancy, the chances of it reoccurring is very high

How is Molar pregnancy diagnosed

If our doctor suspects a molar pregnancy, he or she will take a blood test for HCG. A blood test will be made to measure the level of a pregnancy hormone. Ultrasound may also be done.

In ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are sent to the tissues of the abdomen and pelvic area. Early on in the pregnancy, the uterus and fallopian tubes lie beneath the surface of the abdomen through the vagina. So, ultrasound can be done in the vagina with a stick-like device.

A complete molar pregnancy can be detected by ultrasound as early as eight or nine weeks of pregnancy.

What should you do before your appointment?

Whatever symptoms you are experiencing, be sure to write down when they first started and when they occurred. How did it changed you altogether? Note down the date of your last menstrual period. If you have taken any kind of treatment so far, write it. Make a list of all medicines, including any vitamins or supplements you are taking. This helps the doctor understand the situation better.

Why choose Cicle ?

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