How is a molar pregnancy treated?
•Most molar pregnancies will spontaneously end and the expelled tissue will appear grape-like.
•Molar pregnancies are removed by suction curettage, dilation and evacuation (D & C), or sometimes through medication. General anesthetic is normally used during these procedures.
•Approximately 90% of women who have a mole removed require no further treatment.
•Follow-up procedures that monitor the hCG levels can occur monthly for six months or as your physician prescribes.
•Follow-up is done to ensure that the mole has been removed completely. Traces of the mole can begin to grow again and may possess a cancerous-type threat to other parts of the body.
•Pregnancy should be avoided for one year after a molar pregnancy.
•Any birth control method is acceptable with the exception of an intrauterine device.
at 4:50 PM on Feb. 22, 2013