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Does methotrexate cause complications after molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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 1/1000 pregnancies. If you are on methotrexate, you cannot get prenant, because mtx is an abortifacient. Mtx metabolites stay in your sytem for up to 2 & 1/2 months. It should not cause complications, if you are justified in taking it.Do nnot try!
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Methotrexate: Methotrexate's side effects are usually immediate.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
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, skin, GI tract and bone marrow cells. Kidneys are usually spared.
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Dr. Raja Mudad commented
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
At the doses used to treat this condition, Methotrexate doe not usually harm the kidneys, but when higher doses are used to treat Lymphoma or Leukemia, it may
Nov 26, 2012
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can methotrexate cause fertility issues or other complications after molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: Methotrexate should be stopped 3 months before attempting any pregnancy because of fetal risks.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

What is a molar pregnancy? What causes it?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Failed pregnancy: It is a misformed conception and damaged baby. Does not bode well for having a baby.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Does methotrexate cause fertility issues after molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Marlon White
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No: Methotrexate causes the abnormal molar pregnancy cells to stop growing. It will not affect fertility. It is important to avoid getting pregnant while taking the medication and for a few months after therapy is completed. Your doctor should give you details.

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