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How is a molar pregnancy treated?

In most cases, the main treatment for molar pregnancy is to remove the abnormal placental tissue. Treatments that may be recommended include: evacuation of the uterine contents, and; hysterectomy (which may be an option for older women who do not want any more children). If any of the abnormal placental cells remain in the uterus, they can develop into more serious forms of gestational trophoblastic disease. To monitor this, you will have regular blood or urine tests in the weeks and months after the end of the pregnancy. You will generally be advised to avoid getting pregnant again for a certain period of time.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Miscarriage

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