Our expert says:
The term “womb scrubbing” is a colloquial term for a medical procedure called D&C (dilation and curettage). There is absolutely no evidence that by doing a dilation and curettage that this procedure increases your chances of falling pregnant. One does a D&C for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons. Diagnostic reasons such as if somebody has the presence of a polyp or a very heavy menstrual flow that is not responding to medical therapy. I think it is a good idea for you to undergo a laparoscopy as you have mentioned as this will ascertain whether there are any conditions that may effect you fertility and in addition to assess if fallopian tubes are patent. If however the fallopian tubes are blocked but they are not very badly damaged and only the terminal portions are blocked then you may be able to have them so called “unblocked”, this procedure s called tuboplasty. Your doctor or fertility specialist will be able to tell you depending on how damaged the fallopian tubes are whether it is worthwhile to undergo an operation to unblock or open the tubes. If however they cannot be opened surgically then your only other option if they are both blocked is in-vitro fertilization. You will need to stay in bed for about 1 day after the laparoscopy and you may be able to return to work after a week. I would suggest that in addition a semen analysis be done to assess for any male factor problems that may contribute to your infertility.
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