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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

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