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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.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Molar pregnancy: Once a molar pregnancy is thought likely by a combination of ultrasound and bhcg, a auction D&C should be done immediately. Most molar pregnancies are discovered before 10 weeks gestation.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long it takes the partial molar pregnancy to develop?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Molar pregnancy: A partial mole develops at either at conception (2 sperm fertilize 1 egg) or immediately after conception (1 sperm enters an egg and duplicates).
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.
A 25-year-old female asked:

How long should I avoid getting pregnant after a molar pregnancy

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Mole: Up to a year is common, but please, please - talk 1-on-1 with your doctor. The standard of care does change, and the answer can also depend on the specifics of the treatment course.

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