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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised October 11, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 11, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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