Hysteroscopy Can Detect Structural Uterine Defects (SUD)After I had completed my fertility treatments, and after I had gotten pregnant a couple of times on my own, I decided to have a hysteroscopy to find out if there was anything in my uterus that might be causing me to miscarry.
This procedure can be done in a doctor's office and aside from a little discomfort and cramping, is pretty easy to go through. Here is an article that talks about hysteroscopy and the benefits of having the procedure
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From the study:
SUD=structural uterine defectFourteen patients (60.9%) had a normal hysteroscopy (with biopsies). Nine patients (39.1 %) had SUD, as follows: Five patients (21.8%) had intrauterine adhesions, two patients (8.7%) had a septated uterus, one patient (4.3%) had submucosal myoma, and one patient (4.3%) had multiple factors. After appropriate therapy of the SUD, seven patients (77.8%) achieved successful pregnancy and two patients (22.2%) had recurrent miscarriage. In the normal hysteroscopy group, eight patients (57.1%) had recurrent miscarriages, two patients (14.3%) had infertility, and four patients (28.6%) achieved successful pregnancy with no further therapy.
CONCLUSIONS:The prevalence of SUD in our studied population was 39.1 %. After appropriate treatment, the rate of live-birth pregnancies in these patients was 77.8%. Because SUD are the most treatable cause of RPL, these patients should be identified early after other potential causes of RPL are eliminated.