Screening for molar pregnancy
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The best way to pick up a molar pregnancy early is to have the routine antenatal care provided by your doctor and midwife during pregnancy. They will closely monitor you and do various tests to make sure your baby is developing normally.
Early in your pregnancy you will have an ultrasound scan to look for any abnormalities. The use of ultrasound scans means that most molar pregnancies are now picked up at a very early stage. Ultrasound scans are a good way of diagnosing a complete molar pregnancy, but they are not so good at picking up partial molar pregnancies. Partial molar pregnancies are still likely to be picked up by other routine tests, such as blood tests. Your doctor will also do tests for molar pregnancy if you have any abnormal symptoms.
If you have a miscarriage or abortion, doctors also check the foetal tissue and placenta for any abnormalities. This is the most common way that a partial molar pregnancy is diagnosed.
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