Trying To Get Pregnant Naturally May Be Complicated By Previous D & CI did have a few D and C's after two of my miscarriages.
I really wanted to let them expel naturally, however if they don't, sometimes you are advised to have the remains of the pregnancy removed surgically. I was always afraid that more instruments poking around inside of me could do damage (although, interestingly, I don't recall any of the surgeons truly explaining the extent of the risk). Apparently, I was justified in my fear. Read more:
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But it was only thanks to her own persistence that she eventually discovered she had Asherman’s syndrome – where scarring in the womb after surgery such as D&C (dilation and curettage) can cause missed periods, miscarriages and infertility if left untreated.
More than 60,000 D&Cs are carried out in the UK every year. The procedure is used to clear the womb after a miscarriage, childbirth or termination.
While the exact number of Asherman’s sufferers is not known, it’s estimated that 5% of D&Cs cause the condition – that’s about 3,000 new cases a year.
But doctors often fail to mention the risks involved – or check for Asherman’s following a high-risk procedure. “No one ever warned me about it and now it’s too late,” says Sophie, 37. “It’s treatable in the early stages, but it took two years for me to get a diagnosis.”