Hydatidiform mole: Introduction
Hydatidiform mole: A rare condition where an abnormal union between an egg and a sperm results in the formation of grape-like cysts instead of a baby. The growth is not malignant.
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Symptoms of Hydatidiform mole
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Treatments for Hydatidiform mole
- Curettage to remove cysts
- Suction to remove cysts
- Close surveillance after therapy with monitoring of HCG levels
- Methotrexate if HCG levels are rising
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called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
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Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
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Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
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Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
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Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac disease...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease)
is linked to adverse...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
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Most hydatidiform moles are benign but there is a raised risk of placenta cancer
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Definitions of Hydatidiform mole:
A gestational disorder characterized by an abnormal placenta with marked enlargement of the chorionic villi and hyperplasia of the villous trophoblastic cells. According to the amount of villous involvement, a hydatidiform mole is defined as complete or partial. Most molar pregnancies are complete and are characterized by generalized hydropic villous changes. Partial moles are characterized by a mixture of large hydropic villi and normal placenta tissue. Complete moles are usually diploid and typically present between the eleventh and twenty-fifth week of pregnancy, whereas partial moles are usually triploid and usually present around the nineteenth week of pregnancy. The incidence of choriocarcinoma is higher in patients with complete hydatidiform mole. When a hydatidiform mole invades the myometrium and broad ligament, or it is found in distant sites as vagina, vulva, and lung, it is referred as invasive mole. --2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around an aborting embryo degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Hydatidiform mole is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hydatidiform mole, or a subtype of Hydatidiform mole,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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