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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No cause: Apart from a few rare genetic syndromes, molar pregnancies "just happen." The two major types have two different chromosome types. Nothing you did and ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pregnancy: Molar pregnancies are when the placenta overgrows and takes over. There may or may not be a fetus or embryo present. They are caused by abnormal genet ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Wrong speciality: Don't know. I am a dentist and the molars that i treat don't get pregnant. Your question went to the wrong place.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Failed pregnancy: It is a misformed conception and damaged baby. Does not bode well for having a baby.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Nuvaring is a birth control method and molar pregnancy is a abnormal pregnancy, you would not be at increased risk of a molar pregnancy because of usi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Mmm? Let's C.: If you have had a molar pregnancy, the use of Methotrexate is for what condition. Obviously a molar pregnacy is virtually non-viable and occurs in 1/ ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be preg ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not commonly: This is a drug used to slow down cell division acting to control excessive immunity or malignancies. The major toxicity is direceted at the liver, ski ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Methotrexate causes the abnormal molar pregnancy cells to stop growing. It will not affect fertility. It is important to avoid getting pregnant while ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Methotrexate should be stopped 3 months before attempting any pregnancy because of fetal risks.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Body changes: It sounds like the increase in abdominal size at this point is not related to your past molar pregnancy. Have you gained weight overall? If your Gyn p ... Read More
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