Molar pregnancy is a rare form of pregnancy that requires emergency treatment. If you experience any signs and symptoms of Molar Pregnancy. You can visit Max Health to consult with our expert gynecologists for molar pregnancy treatment.
A molar pregnancy cannot sustain. If it is not treated on time, it is likely to end on its own with a miscarriage. Molar pregnancy is an extremely serious condition and requires immediate treatment. If it is left untreated, it can be life-threatening and can develop a rare form of cancer. Gynecologists recommend a suitable treatment after a complete diagnosis, depending on the severity and stage of pregnancy, along with signs and symptoms
Max Health is a trusted and well-known name for advanced surgical treatment for a molar pregnancy. It is one of the largest and finest surgery providers in India. Max Health has expert gynaecologists with plenty of expertise and experience in providing complicated pregnancy treatments. Max Health is associated with the best hospitals and clinics in multiple Indian cities for pregnancy care and treatments. We ensure to maintain extreme confidentiality regarding the patient’s identity and health condition during the consultation and throughout the treatment.
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Ideally, a molar pregnancy is diagnosed during regular pregnancy check-ups. But, if the patient experiences symptoms indicating a molar pregnancy, the doctor might suggest any of the following tests to confirm the condition.
If your healthcare provider detects a molar pregnancy, he/she may also check for other medical problems.
Treatment of molar pregnancy is possible through medicines and surgery. Although medical termination is not commonly preferred because it requires continuous monitoring, repeated follow-ups, and longer treatment duration.
However, if the molar pregnancy is detected earlier in the cycle without unstable bleeding, the patient favours medical management.
Medication- Methotrexate medicine is generally used to treat molar pregnancy. The medicine is directly given to the patient through an injection in a single dose. Doctors monitor the hCG level before and after the procedure. You may need a second dose if the first dose fails to end the pregnancy. Ultrasound is performed to confirm the termination.
Surgery- Molar pregnancy can be removed surgically through D&C procedure followed by a methotrexate injection. The surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia, hence it is completely painless. While performing the procedure, the doctor gives medicine for dilation of the cervix, which takes around 30-40 minutes. Once the cervix is dilated, the surgeon uses a curettage instrument to remove all the pregnancy tissue from the uterus. After that, the cervix contracts naturally, and the pregnancy is terminated without the need for any cuts or sutures.
Hysterectomy (uterus removal) – It is performed only when there is an increased risk of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), and the female has no desire for future pregnancies. It can be performed through both open-cut incision and laparoscopy.
Here are some tips through which you can prepare well for the surgical treatment of molar pregnancy-
Here are some precautions that you need to take for at least 2 weeks to avoid any further complications.
A woman’s mental and psychological health gets affected immensely after the end of any pregnancy including a molar pregnancy. The loss of pregnancy is a traumatic event that affects every woman mentally, physically and emotionally.
Certain risks and complications associated with molar pregnancy treatment are –
Perforation of the uterus – Perforation of the uterus during curettage occurs when the uterus is large and boggy. If perforation is feared, the procedure should be completed under laparoscopic guidance.
Hemorrhage – Hemorrhage is the most frequent complication during the elimination of a molar pregnancy.
After the complete elimination, molar pregnancy tissue may remain and continue to grow in 15% to 20% of complete molar pregnancy. This is called persistent gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN).
Yes, a molar pregnancy is a highly complicated condition and requires emergency treatment. Based on the severity of the condition, the doctor may suggest either medicine or surgery for the treatment of molar pregnancy. Surgery is performed in the later weeks of molar pregnancy when the bleeding is intense, or there is a higher risk of pregnancy turning into gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN).
Doctors measure the level of hCG before and after the medication; after that, methotrexate is given through an injection in one dose, and if the level of hCG is not decreased after the first dose, then a second dose is required. Treatment will continue until the hCG level becomes normal.
It is safe to indulge in sexual activity after 2 weeks of treatment. However, doctors suggest using contraceptives to avoid pregnancy at least 6-12 months after an incident of molar pregnancy.
The minimum cost can be as low as ₹ 25000 INR and can go at a maximum of ₹ 40000 INR.
Methotrexate is an effective medicine but also has some side effects like – stomach pain, nausea, vaginal bleeding, dark urine, loss of appetite, mouth ulcers, painful or difficult urination, swelling, and inflammation of the mouth.
Surgical medication is usually a favoured treatment because of its immediate and confirmed results. While with methotrexate medicine, the treatment is effective but requires continued monitoring and repeated follow-ups. Methotrexate has several side effects and alters the activity of the immune system and may develop serious infections.
Doctors usually suggest surgery to remove molar tissues from the womb. But hysterectomy is favoured in serious cases of bleeding from the womb and the pregnancy has a high risk of GTN.