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Re: Metroplasty vs. Septoplasty

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<and I have to

have a catheter balloon for a week following the procedure to prevent

adhesions.(Doesn't that sound fun??)>>

I just wanted to say that I had one after one of my surgeries and

wondered if it really helped or not. Well that was three years ago and

now I feel like whatever help it would have given probably doesn't exist

anymore.. ?what do you think? I do have to say that the balloon did

not cause me any discomfort. (I had tylenol w/ codeine though). I even

was at a wedding a few days later dancing up a storm. Hopefully it will

be as easy for you!! I will be thinking of you,

Lizbeth Ager or Persson wrote:

> <<He will put me on premarin beforehand, >>


> Are you sure that is what he said? Premarin will build up the lining,

> which

> makes surgical visibility harder. I have heard of physicians'

> prescribing

> birth control pills or Lupron Depot to thin the lining prior to

> surgery.

> Premarin is commonly prescribed *after* surgery to promote endometrial


> regrowth (and boy does it ever! Gave me the biggest period of my life

> after

> my first surgery)


> <<and I have to

> have a catheter balloon for a week following the procedure to prevent

> adhesions.(Doesn't that sound fun??)>>


> No . . . and I guess the balloon is nice but not necessary. A lot of

> times

> it'll come out early, and the patient is just fine, so if it does not

> stay

> in a week, don't worry. My doc put some adhesion barrier gauze

> (InterCEED)

> in my uterine cavity after my second septoplasty, and I cramped and

> bled a

> bit for three or four days until it was all expelled.


> <<Is

> metroplaty essentially the same thing as septoplasty? I've looked

> around the

> net but haven't found a lot of info... >>


> Yes, essentially. The first word means plastic surgery to the uterus,

> and

> the second means plastic surgery to the septum. Since a septum is

> part of a

> uterus, a septoplasty is technically a form of metroplasty.

> " Septoplasty "

> seems to be synonymous with " hysteroscopic metroplasty. " The other

> sort

> that pertains to us is " abdominal metroplasty, " which is very uncommon

> these

> days, and most often used to correct a bicornuate condition.


> HTH,

> Beth

> --

> The Congenital Uterine Anomalies Home Page








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