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Partial Molar Pregnancy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 19, 2007
  • 04:56 PM

I am just wondering if any one can share information on this subject? I had a partial molar pregnancy 2 1/2 years ago and that was the hardest thing I have ever gone threw. My husband and I had gone in at 10 weeks and we heard the baby's heart beat for the first time then 4 weeks later I go in and they can not find a heart beat so they sent me to get an ultrasound. The ultrasound tech. tells me there is no fetal heartbeat and sends me back to the drs office where they sent me to get a D and C i was at 14 1/2 weeks. anyways I got the results back that it was a partial Molar Pregnancy. So for 1 year Drs. wanted me to go in and get blood tests every couple of weeks to make sure that it would not come back and turn in to cancer which it can. well I was not to get pregnant for a year but I did 6 months after which made me at high risk for the first couple of months but everything went well except the labor I hemmoraged really bad during delivery they never told me why or what could have happened but I was wondering do you think maybe the molar pregnancy had weakend me? I was then told by my gyn. that I should not try to get pregnant anymore because of the molar pregnancy and the hemmorage? I am asking for any information because there is not alot on this subject anywhere because it is rare and I don't know anyone who has had this happen.
Thank you, Confused

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  • What is a molar pregnancy?? Never heard of this one.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 04:00 PM
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  • I just looked it up- go to ask.com and type in your condition. Did you have to have chemotherapy??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 04:34 PM
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  • I had the exact same pregnancy and still can't quite understand this pregnancy in which I've never heard of until my results came back after the D & C. I have not been able to get pregnant again since and that was my first pregnancy, so imagine the hurt at times I carry. It's been well over a year and some time now. I wish I had the answer for your concern, but I'm in the same boat hoping to get a better understanding one day. Congrats on your second pregnancy. I truly hope we can find closure to this never heard of pregnancy. Take care!
    jepatter 1 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
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  • Hi, I just got diagnosed with a partial molar pregnancy and they told me the exact same thing they told you. I got my first blood test last Friday and I am actually waiting to hear the results from the doctor today. So they told you that you couldn't get pregnant for at least a year?
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  • I was disgnosed this morning with a Partial Molar. My doctor has told me they will have to remove the fetus and examine it to determine wether it is whole and the entirety of it has been removed. Then I will be undergoing blood test frequently until my HGC returns to a normal and healthy level. It's very sad that just yesterday i was watching a little heartbeat on the ultrasound screen and today Im told that it won't be there much longer because my child isn't viable. But I am thankful modern medicine can diagnose and treat these conditions. I am still a little confused about "Partial Molar" and exactly what that means. I have a basic definition and understanding, however information on this subject seems to be very limited. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a straighforward and scientific websight?
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  • I had one of those about 9.5 years ago and I too, was devastated. I had 3 missed miscarriages in between my 3 kids, the second loss was the actual "partial molar pregnancy". Here is some information on it:http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/molar-pregnancy-topic-overviewI believe they are caused by uterine defects because my specialist did some testing and my uterus was definitely shaped differently (bicornuate uterus) and that can cause defects, but mostly people will miscarry. I have 3 beautiful healthy children ages 11, 8 and 2.5 now. Looking back, as painful as it was, I am glad that Mother Nature took care of itself and that my 3 kids were born healthy. Good luck to you all, time does heal. Get your wombs looked at with the dye test, so you know what you are dealing with. If the baby implants in the right spot, most likely you'll succeed at a pregnancy. Go to a specialist, not just a regular OB GYN,
    happymomma 2 Replies
    • September 15, 2010
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  • I was just diagnosed with having had a partial molar pregnancy today. I had my second miscarriage in a row and after my D and C, the doctors tested the material that was removed and noticed the partial molar. I am concerned about the the fact that any material left in the uterus can cause cancer and I am worried that even after the wait time, I won't be able to get pregnant and have a baby. I know I am young and I have lots of time, but it sucks that we have to wait 6 months before we can try again. To have two losses in a row and know that afterwards I can't try to have a baby to help heal the loss is devastating. I am so upset and distraught, so to the other women, I feel your pain. I get it, and I hear you. Walking alongside you....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2011
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  • I was just diagnosed with having had a partial molar pregnancy today. I had my second miscarriage in a row and after my D and C, the doctors tested the material that was removed and noticed the partial molar. I am concerned about the the fact that any material left in the uterus can cause cancer and I am worried that even after the wait time, I won't be able to get pregnant and have a baby. I know I am young and I have lots of time, but it sucks that we have to wait 6 months before we can try again. To have two losses in a row and know that afterwards I can't try to have a baby to help heal the loss is devastating. I am so upset and distraught, so to the other women, I feel your pain. I get it, and I hear you. Walking alongside you....Me too - walking alongside.....I went through the same almost simultaneously with you... it does suck. Partial molar pregnancy is caused when there are abnormal number of chromosomes in the cells - the mother's body recognizes that its going to be a dead embryo and discards it leading into a miscarriage. A very intelligent woman who had babies at the age of 45 adn 47 after doctors had given up on her, recently told me that since this is a random event, the best way out is to keep trying to get pregnant - sooner or later, one or the other pregnancy will work out..... I think thats what I would follow once my doctor gives me a green signal..... I old too (Late 30s) and unfortunately, like almost everyone, not getting any younger - well, its just luck I guess...............
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  • I was just diagnosed with having had a partial molar pregnancy today. I had my second miscarriage in a row and after my D and C, the doctors tested the material that was removed and noticed the partial molar. I am concerned about the the fact that any material left in the uterus can cause cancer and I am worried that even after the wait time, I won't be able to get pregnant and have a baby. I know I am young and I have lots of time, but it sucks that we have to wait 6 months before we can try again. To have two losses in a row and know that afterwards I can't try to have a baby to help heal the loss is devastating. I am so upset and distraught, so to the other women, I feel your pain. I get it, and I hear you. Walking alongside you....Why would you say you cannot try to get pregnant again? I lost a baby last June due to partial molar and am currently 18 weeks pregnant with a healthy (so far) baby. I was only advised to wait 2 cycles after my D&C to try to conceive again. BTW, I am 36 years old. PMP appears to be somewhat rare and not very many Drs are up to date with the information about it. Its interesting to read this thread form the beginning, which was in 2008 and read the misinformation here. I belong to a support group on babyandbumpDOTcom (sometimes URLs are not allowed to be posted on forums) for molar and partial molar pregnancies. Several of us are active on the thread and all of us have gotten pregnant again. It seems that the UK is most up to date with knowledge on these types of chromosomal defects. If you search for this thread you will find many inspirational stories on it.You CAN go on to have a healthy baby after going through a mp or pmp!
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  • I see this is rather old but after my lack of info after my own partial molar pregnancy I wanted to offer a little hope. I miscarried my very first pregnancy naturally at 8 weeks at only 22 years of age. I was absolutely devastated. About 9 months later I found that I was pregnant again. We found out at 7 weeks this time and I went immediately to my doc. There was no heartbeat and he thought maybe my dates were mixed up.he saw me back one week and still no heartbeat. The sac was quite deformed almost like a banana. I saw the baby on one side. We all new something was not right. At this point many ultrasounds and tests went on for several weeks as I waited to miscarry naturally. I did not want the d&c maybe I thought everyone was wrong and one day the heart beat would be there. I was in pain most days. Severe back cramps and extreme nausia. I carried the baby until week 13 only to finally decide on the d&c. It was painless and easy...but the results came back that it was a partial molar pregnancy. My doctor put me on a high hormonal birth control which I had never taken. It messed with my head big time. But he said the high hormonal would give me a better chance of becoming pregnant again. He told me not to get pregnant and that after 6 months he'd reevaluate the situation. After 5 months and much blood work to ensure the bad cells were out of my system I decided I couldn't take another day of my birth control making me crazy and I stopped taking it. I guess it was only days and I became pregnant again...which I am still in total shock as to how. The dates do not even add up to me. But I got a positive test which made us very nervous because if the molar pregnancy comes back it can also provide the pos test... So we were scared. At 9 weeks I saw my doc and a baby's heartbeat for the first time ever. I am now 16 weeks and aside from a day of spotting here and there the baby is doing quite well. After 2 miscarriages I learned there is so much support and info for you when pregnant but miscarry...and there's hardly anything. I still have the stretch marks from baby #2 and nothing to show for them. Its hard. I learned people do not have the right words so they say nothing and you feel ignored..or they say something ridiculous and infuriate you. It is a lonely time but I would be ashamed if I didn't tell you that my relationship with ****s was the only thing that carried me through. There were days that I was angry that I thought he should have saved my babies. But even in my anger I felt him there. I learned that He is always good. No matter my situation...he has no bad intentions. It was not his fault..he never intended for there to be death and heart ache. He is good and that doesn't change. ****s is the only hope the only comfort for a woman who has lost a child. A man can't fix it..he doesn't have the right words... Nothing can cover the pain...but God will carry you through it if you are only willing to let him. 2 miscarriages did not ruin me, they made me stronger...and if this child makes it I will thank ****s every day... If it does not I will still thank him for being the good caring compassionate God that he is. There is hope even after miscarriage or molar pregnancy.. I am proof of that.
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  • I had a partial Molar Pregnancy back in 1999, my first pregnancy after trying for 4 years. We were heart broken. Now we have 3 healthy children 10, 7 and 6 with one additional loss between #1 and 2 a blighted ovum. It wasn't explained very well to me back in 1999 and I have learned a lot in the following years. A partial mole is caused from 2 sperm so the baby is trisome all the way down, an entire line of extra chromosomes. (ie. Downs syndrome has a trisome 21's chromosome). Good luck to you and know that medical opinions seem to change over time. Find a new doctor if you don't agree with your current doctor and be proactive!
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  • Hi I just had a partial molar pregnancy, you mentioned to go to a specialist. What kind of specialist are you talking about? Thank you
    Jackie H. 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • i feel your pain... i just lost my 3rd pregnancy in less than 3 years. my first was a miscarriage of unknown cause, my 2nd loss was to a cord accident at 40 weeks (my daughter was full term, perfect and ready for the world) and less than 6 months after losing her, we lost this pregnancy. the dr called to inform me that it looks like a partial molar pregnancy. they want to monitor me and it doesn't sound like we'll be able to try for another baby any time soon... i'm devastated.... i'm 41 and am afraid that my dream of having a family has been destroyed.
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  • I was diagnosed with a PMP a few months ago. I had an ultrasound around 10 weeks, after feeling cramps and having light spot bleeding - and there was no heart beat. I had a D&C the next week.For the next month my OB-GYN monitored my blood work and hormone levels weekly, and will continue to for 6 months. He claims is was likely a fluke event that could not have been avoided. I have a 2 year old son, and we would like to try again in 6 months when my doctor gives us the green light, but of course I am very nervous about complications with future pregnancies.Are there any precautionary measures or tests that i can do to prevent a future miscarriage? I had not heard of the ink test prior to reading this thread. Is that test just to see if your uterus is normal and healthy?It was strange how I remember feeling from day one of finding out that I was pregnant, that something just didn't feel right. I think I somehow knew something was going to happen. Perhaps it wasn't the right time for us to be pregnant, and it just wasn't meant to be. I have recently started seeing a Reiki Energy healer, who agrees that my body was not in a good place energetically to be pregnant. Maybe there is some truth to Reiki practice, but I have no doubt that we all need to listen to our bodies - they are very powerful...Best wishes...
    Tommy'sMommy 1 Replies
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