Hydatid mole; Molar pregnancy
If your doctor suspects a molar pregnancy, a
After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk of having another one.
More than 80% of hydatidiform moles are
In some cases, hydatidiform moles may develop into
In a few cases, a hydatidiform mole may develop into a choriocarcinoma, a fast-growing cancerous form of gestational trophoblastic disease. See:
Lung problems may occur after a D and C if the woman's uterus is bigger than 16 weeks gestational size.
Other complications related to the surgery to remove a molar pregnancy include:
- Thyroid problems