Have you ever heard of molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole? It is a condition that many people do not even know the possibility exists or know but do not know the term used. So, but what is molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole? After fertilization, the zygote does not receive the chromosomes from the mother , it only receives the chromosomes from the father and these cells become a mess that kinda forms in the mother’s uterus. This whole mess is a chromosomal deficiency, because we know that to form an individual (baby) it takes 23 pairs of chromosomes, 23 from the mother and 23 from the father.
The defective zygote of maternal chromosomes is implanted normally, but it produces a very high amount of the hormone HCG . This is one of the most common symptoms of molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. Even the woman can perceive the changes and come to discover the “pregnancy”. In short, molar pregnancy is a ball of cells that carry only the paternal chromosomes.
What are the symptoms? HCG hormone is very high for the age of pregnancy and sometimes bleeding may occur.
How to diagnose? A transvaginal ultrasound and a Beta HCG exam.
What is the treatment? Unfortunately, there is nothing to do. Around the 8th or 9th week, the tendency is for the woman’s body to eliminate the embryo with chromosomal deficiency alone. In some cases, curettage is required.
What causes? It is not known for certain, but studies on it say that it may be that two sperm fertilize a single egg and thus produce this defective zygote.
Unfortunately, we can’t predict these things, girls. But know that nature is very wise. She selects very well before letting the pregnancy go any further. In cases of complete spring it is necessary to talk to the doctor about the need to treat with chemotherapy as some springs are invasive and can spread. In the case of the partial spring, there is no need for chemotherapy. With the curettage done, life can return to normal. Remember that if you have a complete spring: don’t worry, talk to your doctor! Hope this helps!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.