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Queenfae



Joined: 14 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: How can I get diagnosed? Reply with quote

I need some advice please.

What is the criteria required for suspecting a molar is present? My consultant has indicated there is a risk in my case (D&C happened on 28th Jan), and has requested I monitor it with pregnancy tests. I don't feel comfortable leaving it like this, as surely time is of the essence. My hospital could destroy the tissue sample etc. Obviously I would like to ensure all risk is negated and would like to have the tissue samples biopsied by specialists as well as my hormone levels monitored.

Can I initiate this request myself? What are the next steps?

Many thanks
Jane
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tweetypie



Joined: 03 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jane

You should definately go back to your gp and demand to have further blood tests done, pregnancy tests alone will not be enough. The tissue sample that they removed from you should have been tested to see if it was a molar pregancy. I had a molar pregnancy that wasnt detected at first and was sent home to "get on with life", when in reality i should have had weekly blood tests and monitored much more closely. The consequence being that four weeks later (because of its location (hidden In the top left corner of my uterus)it hadn't all be removed on the initial d &c) i ended up in A & E and was very poorly. I don't want to frighten you but please please if you havent already please go back to your gp.

Hope to hear from you soon
Rachel aka tweetypie
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Queenfae



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Thanks for your information Reply with quote

Dear Tweetypie,

Thanks for your response to my question. I'll definitely be following this up with my consultant. Everyone I've spoken to is telling me the same thing and yet I'm being told to just get on with life by my consultant. After all, why mention the risk, if it isn't anything requiring further exploration.

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Jane
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tweetypie



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jane

Can I ask if you was told it was a molar pregancy from your scan and thats why you had the d & c??

Kind Regards
Rachel
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