Hi I'm new to this a just new some answers! I'm 22 years old and I have 4 babies, 2 miscarriages! I have always been regular on my periods but after I had my son in march of this yr everything was fine until June. I got my period 3 times that month with the last one being on the 28th of June! I didn't get my period in July so I took a home pregnancy test which came back positive! Everything was normal including the 2 days of very light brown staining 2 days after I found out I was pregnant. On the 13th of September I went to the er because I was having cramp that felt as bad as contractions! So they did a hcg test and it came back 164,000! According to them that is high for 11 weeks. They sent me to ultrasound and found no baby or sac but what look to appear like partial matter if I'm saying that correctly! They sent me home telling me to return in 2 days to repeat a hcg test! Without giving me any explantation of what is going on with my body! I went back to day is the 15th my hcg test read 169,000! Now I'm freaking out! They told me they are not sure what it could be but that they were going to do a d & c on me next Thursday and then they are sending the product to pathology to find out what's going on with me! They told me there is a slight chance this could be cancerous! can someone please help me I'm scared out of my mind!
I'm sorry to hear the doctor thinks it is partial molar. The odds of a molar pregnancy leading to cancer are very slim. Here is from another website:
Some molar pregnancies lead to gestational trophoblastic disease. Sometimes this disease keeps growing after molar pregnancy is removed.
* Complete molar pregnancies: Out of 1000 cases of complete molar pregnancy, 150 to 200 develop trophoblastic disease that keeps growing after the tissue is removed. This means that in the other 800 to 850 cases, this doesn't happen.
* Partial molar pregnancies: Out of 1000 cases of partial molar pregnancy, about 50 develop trophoblastic disease. This means that in 950 cases out of 1000, this doesn't happen.
When you have a molar pregnancy, you need treatment right away to remove all of the growth from your uterus.
After treatment, you will have regular blood tests to look for signs of trophoblastic disease. These blood tests will be done over the next 6 to 12 months. You will need to use birth control for the next 6 to 12 months so you don't get pregnant. It is very important to see your doctor for all follow-up visits.
If you do get trophoblastic disease, there's a small chance that it will turn into cancer. But your doctor will likely find it early so it can be cured with chemotherapy. In the rare case when the cancer has had time to spread to other parts of the body, more chemotherapy is needed, sometimes combined with radiation treatment.
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