Symptoms & Signs
A possible symptom is continued vaginal bleeding in a woman with a recent history of hydatidiform mole, abortion, or pregnancy.
Additional symptoms may include:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Uneven swelling of the uterus
Diagnosis & Tests
A pregnancy test will be positive even when you are not pregnant. Pregnancy hormone (HCG) levels will be persistently high.
A pelvic examination may reveal continued uterine swelling or a tumor.
Blood tests that may be done include:
- Quantitative serum HCG
- Complete blood count
- Kidney function tests
- Liver function tests
Imaging tests that may be done include:
- CT scan
Review Date : 5/26/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.