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Other Names for this Disease
- Hydatid mole
- Molar pregnancy
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placenta does not develop properly. The symptoms of molar pregnancy, which may include vaginal bleeding, severe morning sickness, stomach cramps, and high blood pressure, typically begin around the 10th week of pregnancy. Because the embryo does not form or is malformed in molar pregnancies, and because there is a small risk of developing a cancer called choriocarcinoma, a D&C is usually performed.Molar pregnancy is a condition in which the
Last updated: 7/15/2013
- Ectopic and Molar Pregnancy. March of Dimes. 2005; http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1189.asp. Accessed 2/21/2008.
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