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Dr. John Geisler
86 doctors shared insights

Molar Pregnancy (Overview)

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).


Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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
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Molar Pregnancy (Overview)

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).


Dr. Martin Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
41 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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How long does molar pregnancy last?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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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
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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

Dr. Georgia Latham Dr. Latham
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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
daily
Dr. Les Gurwitt Dr. Gurwitt
Obstetrics & Gynecology
52 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. William Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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
once
Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the tests for molar pregnancy?

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. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does anyone know about hCG levels associated with a partial molar pregnancy?

Partial mole: The HCG levels found with a partial molar pregnancy are usually higher than a normal pregnancy, but not always. It is important to follow the HCG titer until it goes to non-detectable levels and stays there. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
once
Dr. Megan Bird Dr. Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
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What causes molar pregnancies?

What causes molar pregnancies?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Goodman Dr. Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Does an elevated T4 count mean that I will definitely have a molar pregnancy or what else could it be?

Probably thyroid: T4 is the measure of thyroid hormone. If it is elevated, it could be normal or a sign of hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. If your blood pregnancy hormone (HCG) is really high due to a molar pregnancy or having more than one baby, it can make your T4 high. The other tests to do to find out the cause would be tsh, t3, (liothyronine) HCG and us. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
once
Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
once
Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for molar pregnancy?

What is the treatment for molar pregnancy?

D&C: Uterine evacuation is the mainstay of treatment, followed by observing HCG levels. In some cases chemotherapeutic agents such as Methotrexate may also be added. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What's the treatment for a molar pregnancy?

What's the treatment for a molar pregnancy?

Molar pregnancy: Once a molar pregnancy is thought likely by a combination of ultrasound and bhcg, a suction D&C should be done immediately. Pathologic review of the uterine contents that are removed is the only way to get a real diagnosis. Then the bhcg is followed down to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla Dr. Ruiz de Castilla
Dentistry - Periodontics
28 years in practice
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
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Hi there i had a molar pregnancy just over 2 years ago i've been trying to get pregnant by coming off the pill for a year now with no such luck. ?

Complex issues: More than 91% of women with a history of hydatidiform mole pregnancies return to normal fertility rates after about a year after the event. Some causes for infertility may be due to damage to the uterus leading to miscarriages. There are many other very complex issues involved. A fertility expert would be the best person to talk to. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson Dr. Fogelson
Gynecology
years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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What is a partial molar pregnancy?

What is a partial molar pregnancy?

Could write a book: A molar pregnancy is a pre-cancerous condition caused by a genetic defect in the pregnancy tissue, usually caused by two sperm entering a defective empty egg. A partial mole has some fetal tissue present with a placenta made up of at least some 'molar' tissue. A complete mole is completely molar placental tissue. Partial moles are less dangerous and less likely to persist after treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I had a molar pregnancy last year and now I want to be pregnant again so am I high risk?

I had a molar pregnancy last year and now I want to be pregnant again so am I high risk?

Molar pregnancy: You are high risk for a recurrence of a molar pregnancy. But that diagnosis can be made early in pregnancy. A history of a molar pregnancy doesn't put you into a high risk group. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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