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Why is chemotherapy is given for molar pregnancy as follow up treatment ?

Why is chemotherapy is given for molar pregnancy as follow up treatment ?

Controversial.: Prophylactic chemotherapy after molar evacuation is widely practiced in developing countries in which poor medical and social resources limit effective follow-up. However, this practice, which may cause later chemoresistance, is controversial and lacks universal acceptance. Consider prophylactic chemotherapy only in: HCG >100, 000, large theca lutein cysts >6 cm, significantly large uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can you tell me which are the risks of my pregnancy since i just finished chemotherapy 2 months before conception.?

Can you tell me which are the risks of my pregnancy since i just finished chemotherapy 2 months before conception.?

Probably none: but you would have to give the specifics of what chemo/drug regimens you used. This would really be best answered by the doctors (oncologists) who managed the chemo. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have pof due to chemotherapy that i had when i was 10. I hadn't had a natural period before then, are my chances of a natural pregnancy different?

I have pof due to chemotherapy that i had when i was 10. I hadn't had a natural period before then, are my chances of a natural pregnancy different?

Yes: Pof of course means that your ovaries have stopped working. Occasionally, you might be able to ovulate after pof due to chemotherapy, but it is unlikely. Your doctors can check hormone levels on you (fsh, lh, amh) to see if you have any function left. An infertility doctor can help you with this and even help you get pregnant if you have some function or they can use a donor egg in your uterus. ...Read more

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When exactly should the patient under chemotherapy, extract his molar tooth?

Eval needed: Any extraction will be scheduled after consultation between the dentist and the oncologist at a time in the chemo schedule when the immune system an best handle this procedure. They will extract the tooth when it is safest to do so. ...Read more

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What is a molar pregnancy?

What is a molar pregnancy?

Abnormal pregnancy: A molar pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy occurring when an fertilized egg receives too much chromosomal material from the sperm. They can cause heavy vaginal bleeding and require a D&C to remove the abnormal tissue. It is characterized as a complete or partial mole based on the number of chromosomes. Pregnancy hormones will be monitored post-operatively until they return to normal. ...Read more

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What about molar pregnancy?

Dangerous: Hydatidiform mole is a highly abnormal change in the embryo and requires skilled medical advice. ...Read more

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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. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more