Asherman’s Syndrome is a condition that describes scarring in the uterine cavity. Asherman’s can result from nearly any uterine procedure. Commonly, the scar tissue or “intrauterine synechiae” results from a dilatation and curettage (D&C) to remove the contents of a miscarriage or following a delivery, it can also follow a postpartum infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, radiation treatment of the pelvis, and uterine surgery for the removal of fibroids. While Asherman’s syndrome classically presents with light or absent menses, some patients may experience monthly pain and/or infertility.
If you are having problems conceiving, you’re not alone; about one in every seven couples has difficulty getting pregnant and there’s a number of reasons why. While IVF may be the most common treatment for infertility, it isn’t always the best or most cost effective solution. Below find some of the most common causes of infertility, along with possible treatments.
If you have been trying for over six months and are wondering if you have a fertility issue, there are a few things you should be looking for to determine if you have an infertility issue. Too many couples suffer in silence much longer than they should, trying month after month to conceive when they could have a solution.
Elena Yanushpolsky, an infertility specialist with the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses different protocols that trigger final egg maturation with IVF.
A couple of months ago I read an article that suggested that a mother’s age at menopause may predict her daughter’s fertility. “Finally!” I thought, “An explanation for the years I couldn't get knocked up!” I called my mom immediately.