Once your gynecologist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request blood tests to measure the pregnancy hormone or human chorionic gonadotropin, as well as an ultrasound to detect:
- Lack of fetus.
- Lack of amniotic fluid.
- Placental malformation.
- Ovaries with cysts.
When the molar pregnancy is confirmed, the immediate removal of the abnormal placental tissue is necessary through dilation and curettage, which is a procedure that consists of dilating the uterus and extracting the affected tissue.
When there are higher risks of developing gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, which is the first step for an oncological disease, it is advisable to perform a hysterectomy, which consists of the total removal of the uterus.
After the extraction of the mole, it will be necessary to perform periodic measurements to verify the decrease and eventual disappearance of the pregnancy hormone.
If after a certain time you continue to present this hormone in the blood, it is essential to perform new tests to detect if molar tissue remained unremoved or if it has re-formed. If so, treatment should continue until there is no trace of human chorionic gonadotropin.
Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services. It has three specialized units: