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A 35-year-old member asked:

After a molar pregnancy how long do you wait to try and conceive?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
6 months: You should wait at least 6 months before trying to conceive, and possibly at least a year if you received chemotherapy. There is about a 2% chance that another pregnancy is a molar pregnancy.
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
1year: Pregnancy should be avoided for one year following a molar pregnancy.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does molar pregnancy last?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Depends.: In a molar pregnancy the placenta doesn't form properly and instead forms a tumor. It can be benign (lydatidiform mole) or malignant (choriocarcinoma). Usually there is no fetus and the problem is detected in the first or second trimester. There can be a partial molar pregnancy where there is a placenta and fetus, which can rarely go to term.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2017

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