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What to ask your doctor about molar pregnancy treatment

Men and women discussing gestational trophoblastic tumours

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Which treatment will I have?
  • Is there a choice of treatments?
  • Do I have to stay in hospital?
  • Can I have my treatment in my local hospital?
  • Why do I need an operation?
  • Which type of operation should I have and why?
  • What are the risks and benefits of having this operation?
  • Will the operation completely get rid of the molar pregnancy?
  • Will I have pain after this operation?
  • Will I be able to eat and drink normally after this operation?
  • What are the possible complications of this type of operation?
  • Will I need any other treatment as well as surgery?
  • Is there any treatment I can have instead of surgery?
  • What will happen if I don’t have the operation?
  • What are the long term effects of this operation?
  • How long will it take me to get better?
  • How can I help myself get over the operation?
  • How often will you see me when treatment has finished?
  • How will I know if the molar tissue has gone?
  • Will I still be able to have children after my treatment?
  • What contraception should I use after a molar pregnancy?
  • When can I get pregnant again?
  • What is the risk of me having another molar pregnancy?
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Updated: 22 June 2016