Endometrial scratching is one of the most simple, safe, painless, and short-term procedures for performing small incisions on the mucous membrane of the uterine cavity, which increases the likelihood of pregnancy during embryo transfer in the IVF program twice. It is believed that the embryo is more likely to attach to the damaged surface of the endometrium. In addition, it is believed that the damaged endometrium begins to produce hormones, and, in addition, there is an increased stickiness of the uterine cavity that allows the embryo to “glue”.
Endometrial scratching increases the probability of conception during in vitro fertilization by almost 2 times.
The procedure is performed on a specific day – the specific physician should prompt the doctor. Manipulation is carried out using a special soft tube, inside which there is a piston. After inserting the instrument into the uterus, the piston is drawn in half; in the cylinder, this creates negative pressure, due to which the particles of the endometrium are drawn inward.
The duration of such manipulation is no more than a couple of minutes, while the cervical canal does not need to be expanded – the diameter of the instrument is only 3 mm. The procedure is painless, although some patients may experience discomfort. After the manipulation, spasms may occur, but they pass on their own, although they can easily be stopped by antispasmodics.