Hydatidiform Mole - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Hydatidiform Mole
Hydatidiform Mole is a tumour of the placenta which
during a pregnancy. The foetus does not
germinate frequently when this happens. Ahydatidiform mole
in about 1 in 2000 pregnancies. Abnormal growth of the
multiple cysts which resemble a
of grapes. The situation may not become
until after the third month of pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding is the
symptom, and sometimes several of the grape-like cysts may bepassed.
Occasionally the woman has
pregnancy symptoms (nausea, breast tenderness and
enlargement of the uterus) due to
placental hormone in the blood. These symptoms
ultrasound examination, that revealsthe mole. It is
from the uterus by scraping (curettage) or suction.
Hydatidiform mole is
normally beneficent, but
post-treatment follow-up by gynaecological examinations and blood tests (to
persisting placental hormone) is
because of the small chance which fragments of the mole may
and continue to grow or
into cancer of the placenta.