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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is cesarean scar syndrome?

This is a complication in women who have previously delivered via cesarean section and develops scarring of the uterus. It may result in abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain and infertility.

Symptoms of cesarean scar syndrome

  • History of previous Cesarean section

  • Bleeding in between menstrual cycles / periods or after menopause

  • Periods last more than 8 days

  • Abnormal period length or flow

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cesarean scar syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cesarean scar syndrome

  • Have you ever had a Cesarean delivery?

  • Have you had vaginal bleeding, brown or pink colored vaginal discharge outside of your periods? Or, after the menopause?

  • Does your menstruation last more than 8 days?

  • Are your periods abnormal e.g. in duration or amount of bleeding?

Treatment for cesarean scar syndrome

Treatment is not always needed. However, in the event that fertility is desired, or bleeding is severe, surgery may be helpful in removing the scar.

View the symptoms of Cesarean scar syndrome


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  • Higuchi A, Tsuji S, Nobuta Y, Nakamura A, Katsura D, Amano T, Kimura F, Tanimura S, Murakami T. Histopathological evaluation of cesarean scar defect in women with cesarean scar syndrome. Reprod Med Biol. 2021 Dec 21;21(1):e12431. doi: 10.1002/rmb2.12431. PMID: 35386374; PMCID: PMC8967299.


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