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What are the symptoms of gestational trophoblastic tumors?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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