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Hyperthyroidism and Molar Pregnancy


Hyperthyroidism and Molar Pregnancy

A molar pregnancy can cause hyperthyroidism by releasing chemicals that stimulate the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone affects many body systems, and excess amounts of it can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, increased heart rate, heat intolerance, sweating, irritability, anxiety, muscle weakness, and thyroid enlargement.

Hyperthyroidism caused by a molar pregnancy is treated by removing the molar tissue.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDeborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedOctober 11, 2011

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