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#1 of 5 Old 09-07-2012, 09:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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At a recent visit to my doctor, I was told that c/s can sometimes cause fertility problems.  Adhesions and such.  Does anybody have any experience with this, or know of any studies they have come across that can be shared?


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I don't know of any studies, but it is a possibility.  For example, one of my tubes is blocked...one of the explanations is that it MIGHT have been caused by the c/s.  Of course, it might have been caused by other things like Endo.  So...

 

Generally, they can do an HSG to make sure your tubes are open and that there aren't any adhesion's in the uterus causing problems. 


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Secondary infertility is a known complication of c/s but I couldn't find any links to original research (I'm on my phone). If you google it though you will find several articles which summarize research.

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I just wanted to say that it MAY cause fertility issues but I wouldn't assume that you will have them.  I have had 2 c/s and have not had any issue getting pregnant.
 


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Personally, no. DD1's birth was an emergency C. This baby was an unexpected blessing, and I got pg when DD1 was 15 months old. My cousin has three boys, and her oldest was 3.5 when the youngest was born, all by c-section. 

 

Not to say that there aren't people that have later fertility problems. Is there an ICAN chapter near you? Those ladies would definitely be able to point you in the right direction. 


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