A sign is something that can be observed and recognized by a doctor or healthcare professional (for example, a rash). A symptom is something that only the person experiencing it can feel and know (for example, pain or tiredness). Some women with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) do not experience signs and symptoms because blood tests and ultrasound during prenatal care find most types of GTD early, before it causes any signs or symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of GTD include:
Rare signs and symptoms of GTD are:
Late signs and symptoms occur as the cancer grows larger or spreads to other parts of the body, including other organs.