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A 40-year-old member asked:

can laser ablation cause extra scar tissue in the womb?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Any type of ablation in the uterus essentially burns the inner lining of the uterus, and this is a type of scar. An embryo cannot implant properly on the burned area and can lead to a very high risk pregnancy.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
What type of laser?: I assume you mean a laser ablation of the cervix? If so, yes, this can cause scar tissue on the womb but may be an effective therapy for cervical pathology.

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