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Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Overview)

A molar pregnancy, or hydatidiform mole, is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk of having another one.


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What questions should I be asking about my future after molar pregnancy?

What questions should I be asking about my future after molar pregnancy?

Molar pregnancy: You should be asking: what follow up is needed? What is your prognosis? How soon you can try and get pregnant again? What are recommended birth control methods after a molar pregnancy? ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
85 doctors shared insights

Molar Pregnancy (Overview)

A molar pregnancy, or hydatidiform mole, is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk of having another one.


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How long does molar pregnancy last?

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. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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What are the main symptoms of molar pregnancy?

What are the main symptoms of molar pregnancy?

Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms of a molar pregnancy can include severe nausea and vomitting, called hyperemesis, and vaginal bleeding, with a molar pregnancy there can be a hyperactive thyroid gland, and signs of pre-eclampsia can be present in the first half of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to be 6w 4d my hCG levels were tested today and in the 70000 is that a sign of molar pregnancy or would thy be higher?

A little high: For 6w 4d, that's a little high. Doesn't necessarily mean you have a molar pregnancy. You could actually be a few days father than 6w 4d. You could also be carrying multiples. Though it's on the high end, it could also be normal. An ultrasound would definitely help you determine, schedule one asap if you're worried. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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Dnc suction from molar pregnancy depot shot 7 weeks later positive test what does this means? M i styl pregnant aw leftovrts from dnc???? Confused!!!!

NO: After a molar pregnancy you must be followed by your doctor for up to 6 months to make sure all of the tissue was removed. If the HCG becomes normal you still need to be follow up with urine test for an additional period of time. the fact that your HCG levels are still elevated may been that some of the molar tissue remains. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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What are the tests for molar pregnancy?

Ultrasound and hCG: Ultrasound combined with HCG levels are the standard for diagnosing a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more