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09 Dec 2004

Growth in womb
Hi Doctor
I recently went to see my doctor after a recent miscarriage she said there was a mole or growth in the womb that caused the miscarrage, everything else was fine and she said the first scan it was a normal pregnancy and then the growth formed, she now says and may have to have another D&C and did a bloodtest.
Could you tell me please what is this mole and how does it form and can i prevent it. Also can you tell me shouldnt the first D&C be done properly? And the womb to be cleaned out properly?
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01 Jan 0001

If you had a molar pregnancy, this means that the fetus did not form, but instead the placenta was abnormally developed ( a growth). Sometimes this can persist even after a D&C, hence the need for follow -up blood tests. There is no way that you can do anything to prevent this. It si not a question of the first D&C not being doen properly, rather that there can be persistence/recurrence of the growth. Sometimes, chemotherapy is necessary as well.

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