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During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Answers to all your questions about GTD.

What’s the best way to treat GTD?

Most cases of GTD are easily treated with surgery. Sometimes, though, a woman experiences persistent trophoblastic disease, which means that evidence of the disease remains after surgery. In those cases, treatment with chemotherapy drugs may be necessary.

What can I do to prevent GTD?

Since the GTD is such a mystery, there’s no known prevention.

What do other women do when they have GTD?

“I had a complete molar pregnancy diagnosed this past March, which has since evolved into GTN (Gestational Trophoblastic Disease), which is cancerous. I am undergoing chemo right now for treatment. It is highly curable, but you do have to wait a while to TTC to make sure you don’t have a recurrence. I will likely have to wait six months to TTC once chemo is finished.”

“Due to the molar turning into Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, I can’t TTC until [eight months from now] at the latest.”

Are there any other resources for GTD?

American Cancer Society

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-- Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, ob-gyn at Ottenheimer Healthcare in New York

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