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Links between C-section Scar and Infertility: Understanding the Impact and Exploring Treatment Options

Cesarean sections (C-sections) are common surgical procedures used to deliver babies when natural birth is not possible or safe. While they are generally considered safe, C-sections can sometimes leave behind scars that may have long-term implications for a woman's reproductive health. Recent research has highlighted the links between C-section scars and infertility, shedding light on the potential impact of these scars on a woman's ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. Visualizing C-section scar defects using techniques such as transvaginal ultrasound and hysteroscopy has provided valuable insights into their nature and characteristics. A typical transvaginal ultrasound image of a cesarean section scar defect reveals a wedge-shaped anechoic area that can partially or completely affect the myometrium (the muscular layer of the uterus). This finding suggests impaired healing, although the precise mechanism is still unclear. Several factors contribute to poor wound h