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Suffering from Infertility? PelvicAdhesions could be the Culprit
Suffering from Infertility? PelvicAdhesions could be the Culprit

Sufferingfrom Infertility? Pelvic Adhesions could be the Culprit

Infertilityis a challenging condition for most and often brings complicated emotions. It’sless talked about and has immense impact on couples. Modern medicine, alongwith experienced clinicians at GarbhaGudi, have numerous solutions to helpcouples enjoy parenthood. Women seeking treatment at GarbhaGudi can carry a lotof hope before carrying a baby.

Infertilityisn’t a fault. It is not a curse either. It’s prevalent in both the male andthe female. There are various causes for infertility in women. They could behereditary or environmental factors or lifestyle related or unknown causes too.One such cause could be a PELVIC ADHESIONS.

 

Whatis an adhesion?

Anadhesion is a scar tissue formed around the surfaces of internal organs. When ascar tissue is formed inside the pelvic region, it is called as PelvicAdhesions. They can be formed around the ovaries, in the uterus, fallopiantubes, bladder or in the intestines. Adhesions cause no harm by themselves butmay result in infertility in many women.

 

Whatcan cause adhesions?

Thereis no clear proved cause for adhesions. However, there are risk factors thatexist, associated with its occurrence.

Historyof previous abdominal or urino-genital surgeries may be the most common cause.Surgeries underwent for removal of ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, repair ofobstructed fallopian tubes and endometriosis are also seen as a common factor.Adhesions occur within 7 days when an injury occurs in the normal healingprocess following the surgery. They don’t occur after 7 days but theconsistency of the adhesions changes from thin to film like or dense andvascular.

 

Thevariation in consistency of the adhesions is considered for assessing theintensity of the problem and type of procedure required to eliminate theadhesions. The denser the adhesions, the more pain occurs because of the restrictionin normal movements of bowels and other organs of pelvic region.

 

Noneed to get worried … Here are some important facts

•Adhesions can occur anywhere in the body and not only pelvis.

•Adhesions does not mean infertility. It just means that in SOME cases, it maybe the cause of infertility in women.

•Adhesions are common and remain silent with no symptoms for a long time and inmany women

•Not everyone develops adhesions… there are factors like the nature of trauma,duration of the trauma and technique followed by the surgeon for any previoussurgeries that may result in formation of an adhesion.

•Not all women with adhesions require a surgery. Only women who have no childrenand are infertile due to adhesions may require treatment for adhesions.

 

Howdoes adhesion cause infertility?

Thereoccurs a cellophane like slippery wrap that surrounds the organs in the pelvisand it is called peritoneum. This helps in natural sliding movement between theorgans. When there is any injury during surgery or an inflammatory reactionduring diseases like endometriosis, this gets irritated and forms a scar tissueresulting in an adhesion.

Inthe pelvic region, this might interfere with fertility by:

•Preventing the egg and sperm from meeting, due to an adhesionblock in the fallopian tube

•Preventing ovulation

•Preventing the uterus from carrying a fetus.

Symptomsthat indicate an adhesion:

It’snot easy to identify an adhesion using a CT scan or an MRI. There exists acomprehensive set of diagnostic tests carried out by skilled gynecologists todiagnose an adhesion and the treatment that may be required.

Reportedsymptoms by the women include:

•Pelvic pain

•IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

•Intestinal obstruction

•Pain during intercourse

Diagnostictests that identify an adhesion:

•An x-ray that’s taken after injecting a dye (Hysterosalpingogram)

•Hysteroscopy- A thin lighted tube called hysteroscope is inserted into thevagina to examine the uterus and other pelvic organs

•Laparoscopy- A lighted tube with camera that is surgically introduced throughthe abdominal area and is then used to examine and sometimes repair thetargeted organ.

Howto treat adhesions?

Thefertility treatments for pelvic adhesions at GarbhaGudi give a minimallyinvasive surgical technique that makes a difference between fertility andinfertility.

•For women who already have children, surgery may not be required, if theyremain asymptomatic and no problems reported.

•For women who have difficulty in conceiving, they may be operated withlaparoscopic procedures to remove an adhesion in the pelvic region.

•For women with adhesions on ovaries and who have children but with reportedsymptoms like pain and abnormal menstrual cycles and bleeding, they aregenerally advised hysterectomy or complete removal of the uterus.

•Mild symptoms are managed in a conservative way by treating with medicines,using pain medications.

Womenwith adhesions in pelvic region might experience infertility for a short perioduntil they meet the skilled clinicians who can diagnose this condition.

GarbhaGudi wants to walk with every women, in her journey towardsmotherhood. It offers right treatment, at the right time, with an accuratediagnosis that helps couples experience parenthood.

 

Forfurther details, you can also write to GarbhaGudi at dreams@garbhagudi.com ordirectly talk to our team at 8880000909

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