- Disorders of Pregnancy
Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
Risk factors include; pre-existing hypertension, diabetes, chronic renal failure, autoimmune disorders, or twin gestation. Symptoms of preeclampsia include; headache, hypertension, proteinuria, oedema, blurry vision and abdominal pain. Eclampsia is a medical emergency, IV magnesium sulphate and diazepam, delivery of fetes.
Hydatidiform Mole and Gestational Choriocarcinoma
A Hydatidiform mole is a growing mass of tissue inside your uterus that will not develop into a baby. Symptoms: nausea and vomiting, painless vaginal bleeding. Treatment; removal.
Gestational Choriocarcinoma, is preceded by complete hydatidiform mole, abortions, and ectopic or normal pregnancy. Tumor with areas of necrosis, Symptoms; excessive vaginal bleeding after evacuation of mole or after delivery of fetes/abortant, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), owing to early haematogenous spread to lungs. Treatment; surgical removal, chemotherapy.