Tip #77: Intrauterine Adhesions

asherman-syndromeThis is a sonohysterogram picture demonstrating an abnormal uterine cavity.

Intrauterine synechiae, the medical term for scar tissue, is also called Asherman Syndrome.  This can occur after prior surgery such as a  D&C (dilatation and curettage), a hysteroscopic myomectomy or after an intrauterine infection.  Symptoms include lighter menstrual periods with less bleeding than in the past or in extreme cases no menstrual bleeding at all.