What Is a Molar Pregnancy?

What Is a Molar Pregnancy?

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.

20 Sep, 2022

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.

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 foetus 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.

What are the symptoms of a molar 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 grapelike cysts in the vaginal passage
  • Pressure or discomfort in the pelvic

How is a molar pregnancy diagnosed?

  • If you suspect that you may have this kind of pregnancy , you should see your doctor immediately. Your doctor will do a pelvic examination and may do an ultrasound to determine the location of the pregnancy. If the pregnancy is confirmed, your doctor will treat the pregnancy as if it were a normal pregnancy. If the pregnancy is not confirmed, your doctor will treat the pregnancy as a molar pregnancy. If you have a molar pregnancy, you and your baby are very important. You should take care of yourself and call your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms

How is a molar pregnancy treated?

  • The majority of molar pregnancies spontaneously terminate. In these situations, grape-shaped cysts naturally exit the uterus through the vagina. Some women need medical attention to get their molar pregnancies out. To treat, the uterus is dilated and all aberrant tissue is removed using curettage (the removal of tissue with a tool) and suction. A molar pregnancy may occasionally require a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the entire uterus.