Molar pregnancy (or hydatidiform mole) is a rare and false form of pregnancy caused by an excessive growth of tissue in the uterus. This tissue is the result of a failed fertilization, meaning that an empty egg has been fertilized by a sperm. Read further to learn the most important things you need to know about this condition. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
What is tricky about this form of pregnancy is that its symptoms coincide perfectly with those of a real pregnancy. Nevertheless, there are some clues that might help in finding the problem and that will determine whether you should go to a doctor as soon as possible.
The condition can become a threat to our life if we do not undergo regular blood tests to look for signs of trophoblastic disease, which can rarely lead to cancer. The most common symptoms are:
Depending on the severity of the disease, your body can grow either a complete molar pregnancy or a partial one. The complete hydatidiform mole develops when a genetic error occurs, causing the sperm to grow on its own, while the partial one grows when an egg is fertilized by two sperms, causing the placenta to swell more rapidly than usual, and “faking” the pregnancy.
The most important step you have to make, if you suspect a Hydatidiform mole, is to go to a doctor who should:
Once the doctor has detected the Hydatidiform mole, women are able to choose which procedure to follow:
Fortunately, this type of pregnancy is very rare, but nevertheless, women should be aware of the risks and be well-informed about the history of their pregnancy, especially if they had a miscarriage, if they are over the age of 40, if they had a prior Hydatidiform mole or of they have a diet in low vitamins, especially in carotene. If you suspect you suffer from this condition, do not ignore it. Go to a doctor immediately, as it can lead to serious problems.