How is Asherman’s syndrome treated?

The goal of treatment is to make the uterus regain its normal size and shape. In addition to diagnosis, hysteroscopy can also be used to treat IUA by cutting the adhesions with very small scissors, lasers, or other types of instruments that use hooks or electrodes. You might have to have more than one procedure. In addition, after the procedures, your doctor might prescribe hormones to let your uterine lining grow back correctly. This will allow you to have normal periods again.

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