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    Hysteroscopy-remove scar tissue from dnc

    I just got back from having an hsg test and am so depressed. After a dnc (that was not needed because I ended up with a tubal pregnancy!) I have scarring on my uterus which has stopped my period for the last 9 months. I was now told I had to schedule a hysteroscopy to go in and try and remove/repair things. I am so nervous. Has anyone had something similar? I cant believe this is happening!
    My RE said he would put me under and it would be in the hospital...they are putting a balloon in there to keep the walls open for at least a week or month (I cant remember b/c i was so upset i could barely listen to him). anyhow, if anyone has gone through this, PLEASE write me back. If so, any problems with getting pregnant after?


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    I'm so sorry to hear this! I've heard of this happening, but I don't know anyone who's actually had the procedure. I wish you all the best and pray that everything will go as planned.
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    child/preg. ment.

    I've had it done...two times in fact. I hemorrhaged 10 days after my daughter was born and had a pretty aggressive D&C. They then "packed" my uterus and sewed it shut for six weeks. Two and half years later (after completely irregular periods, one blighted ovum and trying unsuccessful for 18 months to have another baby), they discovered 80% of my uterus was covered in scar tissue. Although they have been able to remove a lot of it, my left tube remains blocked and my endometrium has remained very thin. In order to conceive, I require lots and lots of estrogen/progesterone/Viagra, etc. just to get my lining to an 8 or 9. That being said, we have conceived three times (once on our own) since my first hysteroscopy in 05. Granted, I've miscarried each time, but I also have several immune issues that we believe led to our losses.

    All in all, the surgery itself isn't bad. The last one I had (this last November), we got to the hospital around 7 am and we were home by 4 that afternoon. If your doctor does a lap as well, you might have some discomfort from the gas for a couple of days, but I'm usually back to my normal routine within 3 or 4 days. The one thing I can't tell you about is the balloon. I've never had it done. I can tell you though that my current RE used to use it (back in the 80s) and according to him, nearly every woman that had one wanted to kill him. I guess it's extremely uncomfortable and because of the way they have to attach it to your inner thighs, it makes everyday living practically impossible. For this reason, I didn't think too many doctors were using it anymore and I certainly feel for you! In addition, you'll probably have to take mega doses of estrogen for several weeks after the surgery.

    Please keep us posted on how everything goes and let me know if you have any questions! Take care,
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    Previous Loss and LC Mentioned

    I've had 3 hysto's for Asherman's (scar tissue in the uterus). To be honest, you're lucky that they discovered it as scarring often causes problems with implantation and the placenta's development. It is often overlooked in the work-up post D/C. It can't be visulized on USS so it's chronically under diagnosed despite it's prevalence.

    It wasn't very painful and I watched everything on a tv screen, the tissue is like filaments that wave. You can develop scar tissue even from a non-D/C loss, as it is a reactive process. It developed after we lost our DD in the second trimester, though the Asherman's could have started after a D/C I needed for an early pregnancy loss that had complications, before DD's pregnancy.

    The laser to remove the scarring needs to be done by an experienced, meticulous surgeon. I saw an OB/GYN Surgeon who was very experienced in this area, please ensure that your Doc has lots of experience and has very good success rates insofar as treating the scarring. I opted not to go to our RE as the surgeon was better qualified.

    I also found the initial diagnosis of Asherman's as more salt in the wound. I felt much better after treatment as at least it is a highly treatable condition and we were one step closer to a healthy pregnancy. After receiving the green light to try after my uterus was deemed healed, we had out DS who was/is perfect in every way.
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    I second what Blondie said...

    it's best to have a surgeon that specializes in micro uterine surgeries. We made the mistake of having our RE perform the first surgery. Although she didn't do any harm, she wasn't trained to perform such a delicate operation and therefore, I required the additional surgery last year.

    Again, good luck to you!
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    03-06 @ 10 weeks
    DD Lillian Maud (our China Doll) - hoping to make it official in 2008!
    02-08 @ 9 weeks


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    Hi Juls,

    I'm so glad I found this post. I know it's been over a year since you posted to this particular thread. However, can you let me know how things went for you regarding the scarring on your uterus.

    I just had a biopsy done by my gyno and the results concluded that I didn't have any endometrial tissue. I haven't had a follow up with my RE, but I've been researching like crazy to see if there's anyone else who have had this experience.

    I'm a bit frustrated because I've had an HSG done, 2 sonohystergrams and the hysterscopy and not one test came back stating I had scar tissue in my uterus. It was thru the biopsy that this was found.


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