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Hydatidiform Mole

Treating Hydatidiform Mole

Due to advances in treatments for hydatidiform mole , the outcome for most women is excellent. Treatment is most effective with an early diagnosis of the condition. Fortunately, in many cases, the condition can be successfully treated even when it has progressed, but given the potentially serious nature of complications, an exam is warranted as soon as symptoms appear.


Treatment Options for Hydatidiform Mole

The preferred treatment option for molar pregnancy is a suction dilation and curettage, also known as a D and C. This surgery for hydatidiform mole can be performed on an outpatient basis and may be the only treatment required. If woman does not wish to have more children, she may opt for a hysterectomy to remove the uterus completely.

Following treatment, blood HCG levels are monitored for six to 12 months to verify that the procedure was successful and has not developed into a more serious condition. During that time, pregnancy must be avoided to assure accurate readings and because becoming pregnant too soon may develop another hydatidiform mole.

Molar pregnancy can recur, so for all cases, it is vital for women to have careful follow-up care after treatment for hydatidiform mole.