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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

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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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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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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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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