Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hydatidiform Mole Treatment

The treatment of hydatidiform mole requires the evacuation of the uterus. This is usually accomplished with dilation and curettage.

Dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the inner lining of the uterus. Before this can be done, the cervix needs to be opened, or dilated. This allows surgical instruments to enter the uterus. One of the surgical instruments, called a curette, is used to gently scrape away the lining. After a D and C, most women resume normal activities within a few days.

Treatment options for hydatidiform mole include:

Hydatidiform Mole D and C

The treatment of hydatidiform mole requires dilation and curettage or D and C.

Dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the inner lining of the uterus. Before this can be done, the cervix needs to be opened, or dilated. This allows surgical instruments to enter the uterus. One of the surgical instruments, called a curette, is used to gently scrape away the lining. After a D and C, most women resume normal activities within a few days.

Risks of dilation and curettage include:

Hydatidiform Mole Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hydatidiform mole:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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