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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

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I had a D&C in November after being about 6 weeks along.  They said it was a blighted ovumn.  There was no fetal tissue found.  They looked at the tissue taken out at the D&C and she says it is not a molar pregnacy.  However, my HCG had been dropping, but very slowly.  I have taken a blood test every week, and every week it had dropped, but not much.  Two weeks ago it was at 13 so I was excited because I thought I would be at 6 or under the next week.  I had also started bleeding like a period that week, so I thought whatever was left in there was finally coming out.  But when I got tested this past week I was at 15, which is the first time it has ever gone up.  So, my doctor became concerned and I have gestational trophoblastic disease.  Friday I had an ultra sound, chest X-ray. and blood work done.  I  will find out results from my tests on Monday.  I am concerned that I will need to take this chemo medicine to get rid of the cells/tissues producing the HCG.  She said it might have been a fluke that they went up, but I don't want to get my hopes up.  I am scared that it has spread to other organs and now I have cancer.  
Thank you for your time.
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Hello,

The fact your pathology showed no molar pregnancy is a good thing but gestational trophoblastic disease can occur after a non-molar pregnancy and thus doesn't absolutely rule out the possibility of some type of GTD.  Continue to follow up with your physician.  If the hCG does not resolve and/or your bleeding persists a pelvic ultrasound and possibly a D&C will be required to help make a proper diagnosis.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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