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Asherman’s Syndrome is a condition that describes scarring in the uterine cavity. According to Dr. Alan Copperman, while Asherman’s can result from nearly any uterine procedure, the scar tissue is commonly a result of a D&C. Asherman’s can also be a result of:
- Postpartum infection
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Radiation treatment of the pelvis
- Uterine surgery to remove fibroids.
Asherman’s syndrome classically presents with light or absent menses, but some patients may experience monthly pain and/or infertility.
“A confirmed diagnosis only takes place following a hysterosalpingogram or saline sonogram, which uses x-ray or ultrasound to monitor the path of fluid injected into the uterus,” explains Copperman, a fertility doctor with RMA of NY.
Treatments depend upon the severity of the condition, and following surgical correction, women are often able to become pregnant.
For more information on Asherman’s syndrome, read Dr. Copperman’s blog.