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Endometrial scratch


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Hi all, just wondered if anyone out there has had this done and how painful it was?
I'm about to participate in a study for unexplained infertility with the endometrial scratch and previously has a hysteroscopy which was so painful I thought I was going to vomit! So I'm a little wary now of having small instruments poking around up there in my cervix. If anyone has any experience with this, I would love to hear - even if it's bad, so I can avoid it if need be!

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 6:34 PM
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Re: Endometrial scratch

Have you ever done a pap smear? Best described as being similar to a smear test, an endometrial scratch involves a quick scrape of your womb lining at a certain point in your cycle. The lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is gently ‘scratched’ using a thin catheter (a fine, flexible, sterile, plastic tube) which is passed through the cervix. An endometrial scratch is quick and painless, though some mild bleeding and discomfort is common after the procedure. No anaesthetic is needed and you can head home immediately afterwards.
Just as a part of precaution, I am sure researcher must have outlined the procedures, risks and benefits of endometrial scratch. Let us know how it goes.

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 6:19 PM


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Re: Endometrial scratch

I have read a number of overseas study's on endometrial scratching. Where can I have this done in New Zealand?

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 9:37 PM

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