Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kocaeli University recently published a study into the effects of transuterine suture on fertility preservation and menstrual regularity. The study was published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine.

Fifty-six patients were followed as part of the study. The women were placed in two groups. Group one consisted of 30 patients all diagnosed with abnormal implantation of the placenta. The second group was diagnosed with uterine atony (loss of muscle tone in the uterus following delivery). Prior to pregnancy, two of the women in group one reported menstrual irregularities as did eight of the women in group two. After pregnancy, those numbers increased to eight and nine in groups one and two, respectively. The majority of women who wanted future pregnancy were able to successfully conceive; 2/4 in group one and 4/5 in group two.

Transuterine suture is an effective means of treating postpartum hemorrhage and menstrual regularity and fertility are preserved in the majority of cases.

Source: Caliskan E, Cakiroglu Y, Aynioglu O, Ozkan S, Yucesoy I, Corakci A. Menstrual pattern and intrauterine adhesions after transuterine suture for postpartum hemorrhage. J Reprod Med. 2013 May-Jun;58(5-6):212-8.

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