Isthmocele

I have been told that I have an Isthmocele following my C-section. I had IVF for my first child. Would you recommend having this repaired prior to having another cycle of IVF?

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Yes. Isthmocele may lead to an inflammatory reaction of the uterus, abnormal menstrual blood flow, disturbed cervical mucus production, implantation and later pregnancy complication. It is important to have the repair done by an expert surgeon usually in large centres such as Saint Marys Hospital in Manchester.