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A molar pregnancy is a mass of abnormal tissue inside your uterus. It is also called a hydatidiform mole. It causes symptoms of pregnancy. But a molar pregnancy never makes a baby. This abnormal tissue is removed to prevent problems.
You will need regular urine tests. The tests will check your levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). High levels of this hormone in your urine may mean that you have molar tissue left in your body. You may need to have these urine tests every 1 to 2 weeks until your hCG levels are normal. You may need follow-up tests every 1 to 2 months for 6 months to a year.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor, midwife, or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor, midwife, or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: November 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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