UTERINE ANAMOLIES IN WOMEN
As an embryo divides and grows, sometimes the uterus fails to develop correctly. A girl with this type of birth defect will have an irregularly shaped uterus also known as a congenital uterine anomaly. Uterine anomalies are thought to be quite rare.
Sometimes they cause no problems and remain undetected. However, reproductive problems are quite frequent. In case of repeated, unexplained miscarriage and/or premature birth, a uterine anomaly may be suspected. Uterine anomalies can be diagnosed accurately, and often can be corrected making it possible for a woman to have a baby.
A common confusion that may occur is that people sometimes think that a prolapsed uterus or tipped uterus is a uterine abnormality. However, they are considered uterine conditions rather than abnormalities or anomalies.
Types of anomalies
Uterine anomalies are often categorized as follows:
- Septate Uterus – a wall or septum partially or fully divides the uterus into two cavities.
- Unicornate Uterus – a banana shaped uterus with a single horn and sometimes a rudimentary second horn.
- Bicornate Uterus – characterized by a heart shape.
- Uterus Didelphys – a double uterus that may also be associated with a double cervix and/or vagina
We Will discuss the Causes of Uterine Abnormalities.