What are the symptoms of a molar pregnancy?
A molar pregnancy is usually detected early in a pregnancy. It often ends in a miscarriage and is not able to form a viable pregnancy. Symptoms include: vaginal bleeding during the first three months of pregnancy; growth of the uterus that does not correspond to the length of the pregnancy (it may be too large or too small); severe morning sickness, and; no fetal heartbeat or movement, although molar pregnancy is almost always detected before this becomes an issue. In a small number of cases, women with a molar pregnancy can also experience symptoms of hyperthyroidism and pre-eclampsia, although earlier in pregnancy than it usually occurs (the first and early part of the second trimesters).
Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 28 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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