Home > Health Library > Asherman's Syndrome
Asherman's syndrome is inflammation of the lining of the uterus
caused by scar tissue in the walls of the uterus. This is an uncommon condition
that can cause changes in the menstrual cycle and can lead to miscarriage or
The scar tissue that causes Asherman's syndrome may form after
surgery on the uterus, such as dilation and curettage (D&C) or after an
infection of the uterus, such as tuberculosis or schistosomiasis. A woman with
this condition may have increased pain or cramping during her menstrual cycle.
Her menstrual flow may decrease, or her periods may stop completely.
Asherman's syndrome is treated with surgery to remove the scar
tissue. Antibiotics may be needed if the scarring is caused by an
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
I Want To...
Join Our Social Network