Nursing Diagnosis for Hydatidiform Mole

Hydatidiform mole

A hydatidiform mole is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)


A hydatidiform mole, or molar pregnancy, results from over-production of the tissue that is supposed to develop into the placenta. The placenta normally feeds a fetus during pregnancy. In this condition, the tissues develop into an abnormal growth, called a mass.

There are two types:
  • Partial molar pregnancy
  • Complete molar pregnancy
A partial molar pregnancy means there is an abnormal placenta and some fetal development.

In a complete molar pregnancy, there is an abnormal placenta but no fetus.

Both forms are due to problems during fertilization. The exact cause of fertilization problems are unknown. However, a diet low in protein, animal fat, and vitamin A may play a role.

Nursing Diagnosis for Hydatidiform Mole
  1. Acute pain related to interruption of tissue continuity.
  2. Activity intolerance related to weakness.
  3. Disturbed Sleep pattern related to pain.
  4. Hyperthermia related to the infection process.
  5. Anxiety related to changes in health status.

Nursing Diagnosis

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