uterine scarring

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Registered: 03-19-2007
uterine scarring
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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 7:57pm
Not sure how many of you have this. It honestly just came to me, but I remember my OB telling me after he did the whole test thing that I have some uterine scarring. He didn't seem at all worried about it. He did say it was in the back but everything else looks good. I do not remember my last OB saying anything about this after he performed the test 6 years ago.
Just a couple questions... how would I get scarring in the back of my uterus? Does it affect getting pregnant? I have had 2 chems in the last 6 months, could this be the cause? Would it be considered a high risk pregnancy once I get pregnant? Should I just stop ttc now because it is pointless due to the scarring? I know I should ask my OB but like I said I just remembered it and I don't plan to see him anytime soon, well at least another 7 or so weeks! ;)
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 12:01am

Well I dont think I have ever personally been tested for this. But I know that it can happen during a c-section, or a D&C. Sometimes it is called "Asherman's Syndrome" (although I dont recommend googling that term, because it will probably just show you a whole bunch of awful horror stories).

It sounds like you only have a little bit of scarring, and in that case it should not affect you getting pregnant. I know that it can, however, affect whether or not you have a c-section birth, because if a uterine scar ruptures it can cause hemorrhaging, which can be fatal.



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Registered: 05-11-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 9:50am

Scarring is usually from D&Cs and other uterine surgeries.

See:
http://www.advancedfertility.com/uterineadhesions.htm

It absolutely can interfere with your ability to get and stay pregnant, but your doctor is probably ruling that out because of the amount of scarring and where it is. Embryos usually implant near the top of the uterus. Don't stop TTC. Just ask the questions you have next time you see him so that you can get them answered and ease your mind.