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Molar Pregnancy Twins
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?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
U/s at 9 weeks showed sac with just a bunch of cells, no fetus, and a cyst attached to the ball of cells. Is this 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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