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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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What causes molar pregnancies?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
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 genetics. Normally the sperm contributes half the genetic material. If the sperm contributes most or all of it, a molar pregnancy occurs.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can ?The nuvaring can cause a molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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 using a contraceptive.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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!
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

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Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
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 pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a molar pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Abnormal pregnancy: A molar pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy occurring when an fertilized egg receives too much chromosomal material from the sperm. They can cause heavy vaginal bleeding and require a D&C to remove the abnormal tissue. It is characterized as a complete or partial mole based on the number of chromosomes. Pregnancy hormones will be monitored post-operatively until they return to normal.

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