Can I get pregnant after having a gestational trophoblastic tumor?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Whether you can become pregnant after having a gestational trophoblastic tumor depends on the treatment you have had. If you had a hysterectomy, your uterus will have been removed, so you will no longer be able to have children. If you have only had a dilation and curettage (D and C), you have a very good chance of becoming pregnant in the future. Overall, most women who have had a GTT are able to have normal pregnancies in the future. However, because of the approximately one percent chance of developing a hydatidiform mole in a future pregnancy, an ultrasound of the uterus should be performed early in any subsequent pregnancy.

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