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In some women the uterus (womb) is divided into 2 halves by a wall of tissue, called a septum. This may affect fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage.
Surgical removal of the septum (metroplasty) is considered for women who have had 3 or more miscarriages in a row.
The procedure is traditionally done through a cut in the abdomen. NICE has looked at using hysteroscopic metroplasty as another option. Unlike traditional metroplasty, women who conceive after hysteroscopic metroplasty may be able to have their baby without caesarean section.