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What is Asherman’s Syndrome?

  • Asherman’s syndrome is a condition in which adhesions or scar tissue develops inside the uterus, sticking the front wall to the back wall of the uterus, obstructing or obliterating the endometrial cavity where a pregnancy develops.

 

  • Asherman’s syndrome usually develops after a surgical procedure on the uterus such as a D&C (Dilatation and curettage), termination of pregnancy, evacuation of retained products of conception after a miscarriage or retained placenta or more extensive surgery such as a myomectomy (operation to remove a fibroid).

 

It is usually made worse if there is an infection, and is much more common than many doctors accept.  It is not always caused by poor surgical technique and is an unfortunate consequence of some procedures.

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