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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 46 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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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 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 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
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 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.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2018

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