In order to increase the chances of pregnancy in women who have undergone in vitro fertilization and have had unsuccessful IVF attempts several times, endometrial scratching is performed. It is planned to increase the chances of the embryo to hold onto the uterus.
How is the Endometrial Scratching performed?
The aim of this treatment is to repair the damaged uterine tissue. This will increase the likelihood of the transferred embryo adhering to new tissues. It is aimed to activate the genes that will help the embryo to adhere and thus to achieve a successful pregnancy.
Is Endometrial Scratching a painful procedure?
Endometrial Scratching treatment is performed without anesthesia by only giving painkillers to the patient. The patient does not feel any obvious pain or discomfort. So far, 6 out of 10 women who have undergone endometrial scratching experience pain during the procedure, but they indicated that the pain was very mild.
When is the Endometrial Scratching performed?
The best time for endometrial scratching is 2 weeks before in vitro fertilization or frozen embryo transfer. However, the most appropriate time for this should be determined by the doctor of the expectant mother.
Can Endometrial Scratching increase the chance of pregnancy in IVF treatment?
It is thought that endometrial scratching increases the chance of pregnancy in IVF treatment. According to the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology; endometrial scratching process can increase the probability of pregnancy in women who want to conceive naturally or by vaccination technique. This result is a product of trials conducted on more than 1000 women. In addition, scientific studies on this subject are continuing.
Endometrial scratching is considered as a hope for increasing success in IVF treatment.