There are a variety of reasons that a woman may not be able to conceive but the emotional disappointment each time she miscarries or goes another month without getting pregnant will take a toll regardless of the ‘why’. In some cases there are solutions that require surgery or medications but it is important to consider the risks, benefits and side effects associated with each of these options.
Asherman syndrome is a treatable condition that occurs in the uterus when scarring takes places causing the walls to stick together. It ranges from mild to severe depending on the amount of scarring and has generally required surgery or heavy medications to help correct although they are not always successful. The goal is to reduce the scarring which will then increase the woman’s chances of being able to conceive and reduce the risk of miscarrying.
There is now an alternative solution to those already mentioned that is less invasive and carries fewer risks of side effects on the body’s other organs. This treatment uses the individual’s personal stem cells from the uterus which are then replicated in the lab to create a sufficient number to implant back in the affected area. It is still relatively new and while there has been some success, experts are cautious about how this can help the majority of women affected by this condition. As with any type of solution, the patient must discuss all the options and associated risks with their doctor and then make a decision that is best for their unique situation.
This form of Asherman syndrome treatment has had positive results in some patients and should only be performed by experienced physicians who understand the delicate and precise nature of the procedure. Clinics where this has been adopted encourage qualified patients to go through this based on their comfort level and then after a sufficient period of time has passed, try to get pregnant again. If for any reason, they are still unable to conceive then financial considerations are given to aid in the funding of other options such as surrogacy. Take time to review the information provided about the procedure and talk with your doctor to see if this is a viable solution for you.