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What are the symptoms of gestational trophoblastic tumors?

Gestational trophoblastic tumors originate in the uterus (womb), so most symptoms occur in that area. The most common symptom is vaginal bleeding. Other frequent symptoms are severe nausea and vomiting and a swollen abdomen. The abdomen is often larger than expected for the stage of pregnancy. Passage of grape-like material from the vagina is a less common, but very specific symptom of hydatidiform mole, another type of gestational trophoblastic disease.

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How is the most common type of gestational trophoblastic tumor classified?
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Where do gestational trophoblastic tumors spread?
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Gestational trophoblastic tumors (GTTs) can spread from the inside of the uterus through the muscles...
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When can I become pregnant after a gestational trophoblastic tumor?
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How are gestational trophoblastic tumors staged?
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