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    Hopefully you've gotten some info by now Steph? I also didn't have a lot of bleeding after my surgeries but I had a lot of tissue pass initially (from scar tissue which was cut away).

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    Thanks Starf1sh!
    Professor V told me that there was some scar tissue at my cervix. He cut it and applied the healing gel.
    I had some questions, so I emailed Megan on the weekend. She forwarded my email to Prof V and he replied my email straight away I'm so impressed!
    Girls, just wondering what post-op instructions you got after the surgery. Are we supposed to have bed rest? Or we can carry life as normal? Did you have any stretchy or heavy feeling in your lower ab? It's not really pain, just that stretchy heavy feeling. Hopefully it's just in my mind

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    Looks like I might be back for more surgery....have a phone consult next Wed with prof V. Similar symptoms have progressively been increasing since my cycle returned
    Ok, surgery it is with platelet/stem cell therapy....just waiting for nurse to schedule procedure....
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    Hi @Amps,
    I haven't been here in a really long time and I was sorry to read that your AS may have recurred after your daughters birth. This was unfortunately also my experience. I see your post was in April, how did things go? xx

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    Hi ladies
    I have been following this thread for the last year or so as I've been dealing with my own ashermans problems and thought I'd say hi. This thread has been so helpful as I tried to navigate the medical minefield on the way to treatment and I can't thank you enough for all the knowledge and advice I've been able to glean from here. I've now had 2 surgeries with Prof V, the most recent with PRP therapy in August and honestly believe I'd still be trying to get a diagnosis if I hadn't found this thread.
    I am now 7 weeks pregnant (naturally) and cautiously optimistic, but again find myself wondering where I go to next for care, which is complicated by the fact that I'm moving from Sydney (where prof V was able to provide recommendations) to Canberra where I don't have a medical network at all. Are all post-Ashermans pregnancies considered high risk? I have booked in with an obstetrician but am not sure I can actually afford it, however obviously don't want to jeopardise anything if that's really the best route to take. Does anyone have any pointers? Anyone gone through the public system, or is private the best with this condition?

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    Congratulations on your pregnancy Ninasan!!!

    The severity of your AS is usually related to your level of pregnancy 'risk', with the main concerns generally being placental complications or incompetent cervix (which can both be closely monitored by a private OB). Prof V should be able to give you an idea of any potential risks specific to your case. Also some good info on pregnancy risks on www.ashermans.org.

    For me personally, my post AS pregnancy was considered 'high risk' (as I'd had stage 3/4 AS, many dilations of the cervix/surgeries and a number of prior miscarriages) however none of the complications we monitored for ever eventuated. I consider myself very lucky however I had the reassurance of an OB with experience with AS.

    Good luck with your decision and I hope this is your sticky one xx

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    Thanks so much Starfish.

    I have decided to see how my first appointment with the OB goes and trust my instincts from there. Their reception staff weren't able to tell me anything about her experience with cases like mine so I'll have to wait to speak with her in person. I am hoping she has had successful outcomes with patients with ashermans before, and will try my best to suss out her knowledge before committing. That sounds awful, but I don't want to risk anything by misplacing trust in ill qualified doctors. If I don't feel confident I'll ask my GP to refer me to the high risk maternity unit at the public hospital for assessment.

    The horrible nausea I've been experiencing for the last week and a half seems to have suddenly vanished, which has me a little concerned. I have a spare ultrasound referral burning a hole in my hands that I'm tempted to go and have to try to alleviate this stress.

    I think I've aged a whole year in the last month alone with all the worry!
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    Hi ladies, checking back in - thought I'd give an update and also have a few questions I'm hoping someone may be able to help out with.
    My post ashermans pregnancy has been tracking along so far without any major issues (knock on wood), and the little guy is now 32weeks. I've been having monthly growth scans at a specialist foetal imaging clinic and monthly OB appointments, and no abnormal placenta issues or cervix shortening observed so far.
    For those that have gone on to deliver after ashermans, did you elect to have a c-section or deliver naturally if possible? I am torn about my options but assume I should try for a natural delivery if everything continues to look ok on my scans.
    I know I am being a bit ridiculous, but I am paranoid that something has been missed - feeling this has all gone too smoothly and can't let myself relax - which is terrible, as know I should trust in my OB. However I am a bit concerned as when I spoke to her about my concerns of an unnecessary csection worsening my ashermans she said that it doesn't, and that it's a different type of scar and it's only a curette that causes ashermans. This contradicts everything I've read online and has cast a shadow of doubt over my trust in her knowledge of the condition.
    Am I being overly anxious and ridiculous? Any advice on questions I should be asking about the birth plan, contingencies and protocols she has in place for post ashermans deliveries?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Congratulations on 32 weeks ninasan, so close to the finish line!! 😊

    I think any decision you make about delivery is between you and your OB and your unique situation, however I feel for you as I agonised over these decisions also to some degree. In my case my history of severe AS and multiple prior miscarriages led my OB to recommend a C-section (this was around the time of my 20 wk scan). Then as it turned out in the following weeks I also developed placenta previa (which did move clear of the cervix right towards the end!) So for these reasons I had already wrapped my head around having a Csection and after reviewing the evidence on both sides decided to proceed with this.

    Any injury to the uterus can cause adhesions, including a C-section. But then again breastfeeding can increase the likelihood of scarring returning (due to low estrogen production) so there is no 'fail safe' way of ensuring your AS doesn't recur. Unfortunately it seems to comes down to luck of the draw and some of us will be fighting the AS battle again for any subsequent children.

    It's really great news all is tracking along well with your pregnancy and it has been complication free. Such a relief after a big battle to get here! My OB did discuss with me the unlikely risk that there could be an undetected placental complications like accreta at the delivery and we agreed a plan for this (preservation of the uterus if possible but in the event of a major complication a hysterectomy). Thankfully that situation did not arise for us.

    Good luck with your birth and meeting your beautiful boy xx

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    Default Know the risks of D&C's - Asherman's Syndrome

    Ladies, sorry to ask a silly question, but is Asherman's still a risk for all D&Cs or just those arising out of a miscarriage? I had a d&c and hysterscopy at the same time as endo excision. I bled for 5 days post surgery. 2 weeks later when AF arrived, my period was light but I thought this was to be expected because I had bled post surgery.
    26 days later, my second cycle arrives and on day 1 is was light and day 2, very very very light. Im concerned.. How can I possibly fall pregnant if I've got a period for a total of 1.5 days??
    Emailed my FS but hoping someone can shed (excuse the pun) some light!
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