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My hCG is over million. On early ultrasound there was 1 baby seen. My pregnancy is determined healthy an not molar. Why such high hcg? Hiding twin?

My hCG is over million. On early ultrasound there was 1 baby seen. My pregnancy is determined healthy an not molar. Why such high hcg? Hiding twin?

No.: You may still have a molar pregnancy, even if a heartbeat was seen (partial mole). I would still be concerned about a complete mole given such a high hcg. Even a twin pregnancy doesn't normally go that high. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between singleton pregnancies and twin pregnancies?

What are the main differences between singleton pregnancies and twin pregnancies?

Twice as many babies: Because the number of babies is doubled, the uterus grows larger faster; this will typically lead to a premature delivery at <37 weeks. There are also increased risks of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia. Delivery route can also be affected if the first twin is not head down. If the first baby is head down, then a vaginal delivery of both twins can usually be performed. ...Read more

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Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

Earlier, smaller: The risk of preterm birth is higher for several reasons; triplet birth is likely to be earlier than that of twins. In addition, there is greater risk of growth problems, deformations from crowding, malpresentation. For the mother of triplets, the risks from abdominal delivery are higher than those of women with twins delivered vaginally and possibly abdominally, depending on the size and position. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, have had 5 pregnancies, have a BMI of 30 and have a family history of twins on my mothers side. What are my odds of having twins?

I am 34 years old, have had 5 pregnancies, have a BMI of 30 and have a family history of twins on my mothers side. What are my odds of having twins?

Twins: If you did an extensive family pedigree with a genetic counselor they might be able to tell you different, but your twin chance is very close to 2% like everyone else, unless you've used fertility meds. ...Read more

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How common are IVF pregnancies that result in twins?

How common are IVF pregnancies that result in twins?

Very: Ivf pregnancies, whereupon ovulation induction agents are used, markedly increases the occurance of multiple gestations. Embryos are screened before implantation to reduce this concern, but it still occurs with greater frequency than spontaneous pregnancies. ...Read more

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26 year old female. 3 pregnancies, 1 being twins. Uterus measures at10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Is this WNL?

26 year old female. 3 pregnancies, 1 being twins. Uterus measures at10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Is this WNL?

Maybe normal: Those measurements may or may not be normal. In your case, the uterus doesn't always shrink back to a smaller size when twins are delivered. On the other hand, if uterine fibroids are small and seen on the ultrasound this would not be a normal size uterus. ...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

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What are the symptoms of molar pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of molar pregnancy?

Molar pregnancy: The classic symptom of molar pregnancy is excessive nausea and vomiting (hyperemesis). Other possible symptoms are vaginal bleeding and rarely symptoms of hyperthyroidism (rapid pulse, tremor, sweating, diarrhea ) diagnosis also suspected if uterus larger than gestational age and is confirmed by classical ultrasound findings. ...Read more

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What is a molar pregnancy? What causes it?

What is a molar pregnancy?  What causes it?

Failed pregnancy: It is a misformed conception and damaged baby. Does not bode well for having a baby. ...Read more

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Which questions should I be asking my dr about molar pregnancy?

Some questions: What are the symptoms of a molar pregnancy? What are the possible complications from a molar pregnancy? What is the treatment for a molar pregnancy? ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it safe to do abortion if molar pregnancy?

Is it safe to do abortion if molar pregnancy?

Removal: A molar pregnancy is always removed. It is not an abortion since in a complete molar pregnancy there is no embryo and in partial molar pregnancies the embryo has 69 chromosomes, instead of 46, making the embryo non-viable. Usually molar pregnancies are removed by performing a dilatation and curettage of the uterine wall. ...Read more

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Can infertility result from a molar pregnancy?

Can infertility result from a molar pregnancy?

Not usually: Molar pregnancies are abnormal pregnancies that act almost like cancers. They require treatment with a d & c, sometimes with chemotherapy and very rarely with hysterectomy. Because the marker for molar pregnancy is the same hormone, hcg, that makes + pregnancy tests, women are recommended to wait for about 6 months before getting pregnant again. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with molar pregnancy?

Not a lot: Molar pregnancies are not real common, occurring in less than 1 in 1000 pregnancies in the USA. But, they are certainly serious when they do occur. Usual treatment is a D&C, and follow-up after treatment for a molar pregnancy is quite important - as sometimes the molar pregnancy can recur after treatment. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause complications after molar pregnancy?

Mmm? Let's C.: If you have had a molar pregnancy, the use of Methotrexate is for what condition. Obviously a molar pregnacy is virtually non-viable and occurs in 1/1000 pregnancies. If you are on methotrexate, you cannot get prenant, because mtx is an abortifacient. Mtx metabolites stay in your sytem for up to 2 & 1/2 months. It should not cause complications, if you are justified in taking it.Do nnot try! ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Definition)

A rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of ...Read more