About Asherman syndrome

What is Asherman syndrome?

Asherman syndrome is a condition in which the walls of the uterus become scarred and fused together. This can lead to infertility, recurrent miscarriages, and other complications. It is usually caused by damage to the uterine lining due to surgery, infection, or trauma. Treatment typically involves surgery to remove the scar tissue and restore the normal anatomy of the uterus.

What are the symptoms of Asherman syndrome?

The most common symptoms of Asherman syndrome are:

-Abnormal menstrual bleeding
-Painful menstrual periods
-Scar tissue in the uterus
-Absence of menstrual periods
-Recurrent miscarriages
-Chronic pelvic pain
-Abnormal uterine bleeding
-Pain during sexual intercourse

What are the causes of Asherman syndrome?

Asherman syndrome is caused by damage to the uterine lining, usually due to surgery, infection, or trauma. It can also be caused by endometrial ablation, a procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.

What are the treatments for Asherman syndrome?

The primary treatment for Asherman syndrome is a surgical procedure called hysteroscopic adhesiolysis. This procedure involves the use of a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube, to locate and remove the scar tissue. In some cases, the doctor may also use a laser to help break up the scar tissue. In addition to surgery, other treatments may include hormone therapy, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory medications.

What are the risk factors for Asherman syndrome?

1. Previous uterine surgery, such as a dilation and curettage (D&C) or Cesarean section (C-section)
2. Endometrial ablation, a procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding
3. Uterine infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
4. Uterine fibroids
5. Uterine trauma, such as a uterine rupture
6. Radiation therapy to the pelvic area
7. Intrauterine device (IUD) use
8. Congenital malformations of the uterus

Is there a cure/medications for Asherman syndrome?

Yes, there are treatments available for Asherman syndrome. Treatment options include hysteroscopic adhesiolysis (removal of scar tissue), hormonal therapy, and intrauterine device (IUD) placement. Medications such as progesterone, estrogen, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists may also be prescribed to help reduce the risk of recurrence.