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Intrauterine Adhesions

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Last updated June 11, 2022

Intrauterine adhesions quiz

Take a quiz to find out what's causing your intrauterine adhesions.

Intrauterine adhesions quiz

Take a quiz to find out what's causing your intrauterine adhesions.

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What are intrauterine adhesions?

Scars in the womb are called intrauterine adhesions. These can develop after certain procedures like dilation and curettage (D&C), a procedure where the inner lining of the womb is scraped. Curettage is used to induce abortion, remove placental remnants after child birth or pregnancy loss, or for the removal of uterine fibroids or myomas. Intrauterine adhesions can lead to bleeding and infertility.

Symptoms

Treatment

You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or OB/GYN. They will likely perform further testing like a hormone test or a hysteroscopy. The adhesions can be removed through surgery, and this treatment may be followed by estrogen therapy to reduce the chance of the scar tissue returning.

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Dr. Rothschild has been a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He currently practices as a hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. In 1978, Dr. Rothschild received his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin and trained in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in critical care medicine. He also received an MP...
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