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I give birth through c- section will it be hard for me to conceive because have been trying for second baby since two months now please help?

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Dr. Catherine Garner-Kuada
Specializes in Family Medicine
Scars of infertility: Adhesions (inner scarring) develop after abdominal surgeries and can cause infertility if fallopian tubal distortion occurs. The degree of adhesion formation after a cesarean delivery varies widely among individuals. There is no strong evidence that 1st-time C-sections cause infertility. In one study, only 7% of 1st C-section, but 68% of 3rd-time C-section patients developed adhesions.
Dr. Catherine Garner-Kuada
Specializes in Family Medicine
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There is no strong evidence of a causal relationship between a cesarean delivery in a first pregnancy and fertility problems. However, although suspected by some, the effect of multiple cesareans on fertility has not been evaluated enough to say that multiple C-sections cause fertility problems.
Oct 23, 2018

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