I’ve had a D&C. Does this reduce my chances of conceiving pregnancy?
D&C (dilation and curettage) is a procedure in which the neck of the uterus is dilated (widened) and a sample of the uterine lining is scraped away for analysis. Rest assured that, unless you were very unlucky and contracted a post-surgery infection or Asherman’s syndrome (scar tissue in the uterus), which may have caused tubal damage, the procedure itself will have had no impact on your chances of conceiving.
Ibuprofen General pain relief, including period pains, back pain, headaches Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and can affect ovulation and implantation and may increase the risk of miscarriage.
Aspirin General pain relief, Including period pains, back pain, headaches Also a NSAID, aspirin (which thins the blood) might reduce fertility by affecting Implantation, although baby aspirin may be used under GP supervision to enhance implantation for women with certain blood disorders.
Paracetamol General pain relief, including period pains, back pain, headaches Paracetamol does not have anti-inflammatory properties and has no known effect on fertility.
Antihistamines such as Piriton and Sudafed Allergies, coughs, colds These can dry or thicken cervical secretions and reduce quantity and may also interfere with implantation.
Antacid medication such as Gaviscon Digestive disorders Depending on the amount taken, these can affect absorption of iron, which can lead to anaemia and can harm fertility (21),
Laxatives Constipation Nutritional effect: can hinder absorption of calcium,
which is essential for the production of healthy eggs and sperm.