Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar is a highly experienced infertility specialist, leading a team of professionals at the Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. She has helped hundreds of couples realize their dream of having a baby, by treating the issues that cause infertility. In many cases, women have experienced pregnancy loss due to uterine septum. This condition can be easily rectified with the latest technique of hysteroscopy septum resection, and the woman can have a healthy pregnancy and delivery.What is Uterine Septum?
The uterus is a muscular organ above the vagina where development of the baby takes place. Uterine septum is a longitudinal septum forming a partition in the uterine cavity. This septum, which is a congenital malformation, creates a wedge-like partition across the full cavity's length or in the upper part of the cavity. The formation of the uterus happens with the fusion of couple of tubes called Mullerian ducts and an absorption process does not let any partition remain in the midline resulting in a single cavity. However, when the absorption process is disturbed, a septum will be formed. The septum is a wall of tissue formation that divides the uterus into two parts, and many women will not know if such a formation is there, until they experience repeated pregnancy loss.What is Hysteroscopy Septum Resection?
In the hysteroscopy procedure, a lighted tube known as a hysteroscope is used for viewing the insides of the uterus and detecting the septum. The scope can be further used for guiding a surgical tool inside the uterus and removing the septum.What Does the Procedure Involve?
Hysteroscopic septum resection is a relatively simple procedure that can take place under general or regional anesthesia. If regional anesthesia is given, the patient remains awake throughout the procedure without feeling any pain. The doctor might also give a sedative to relax the patient.
In the procedure, the doctor uses surgical tools known as cervical dilators to stretch open the cervix, which is the opening to the uterus. The hysteroscope is then inserted in the vagina and guided through the cervix and into the uterus. The doctor might also inflate the uterus by releasing a fluid or gas through the scope for getting a better view of the inside of the uterus. The surgeon can then use electric current, laser or special surgical scissors for removing the septum. After the hysteroscopy procedure, the patient usually has to stay in the clinic for a couple of hours and in some cases, overnight stay might be recommended.
In certain patients, a small sized balloon catheter might be inserted and kept for a while after the procedure to prevent formation of scar tissue inside the uterus. A course of antibiotics treatment might be prescribed to prevent infections, and in certain patients, estrogen therapy is recommended for inducing normal healing of the uterus.Advantages of Hysteroscopy Procedure
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure compared to abdominal surgery, which means the patient can avoid discomfort, pain and a longer recovery time. Secondly, it is considered a safe procedure and complications are very rare. Once the septum is removed, the woman's ability to carry a pregnancy improves dramatically.
If you have experienced failed pregnancy, or you want to reduce the chances of your pregnancy failing, consult Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar now, and you will have an expert's opinion whether you need to have hysteroscopic septum resection. Many women do not know if they are having a uterine septum, and therefore may be ruining a good chance of delivering a baby.
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