The uterus is considered as your womb that is shaped like a pear. This organ is inserted away in your pelvis and this is the area where the growth of your baby occurs. Only a few women have an issue in their uterus in the shape or structure. This condition is recognized as a uterine abnormality. However, if you are considering that is problem prevents you from conceiving a baby, then you are taking it wrong. This abnormality never prevents you from getting pregnant. On the other hand, it makes the time period of your pregnancy difficult. The difficulty depends on the kind of abnormality you have. Furthermore, it may lead you towards more miscarriages or premature births. All facts and figures reveal that extra care and screening is required if you are going through an abnormality.
What Are Uterine Abnormalities?
As it is already discussed, uterine abnormalities are rare but they happen. According to an estimate, almost 5 percent or less number of women are suffering from an abnormality in their uterus. Furthermore, this is a genetic problem. If you are diagnosed with it, then it reveals that you were born with it. This kind of abnormality links to the working of external genitalia and ovaries. In some cases, the abnormalities become noticeable in the puberty while in some other cases no one can notice the abrupt changes.
Do Uterine Abnormalities Affect Pregnancy?
Most of our patients have this question in their mind. Well, it depends on the kind of your abnormality. It happens in most of the cases that women successfully conceive in a natural way instead of having this health issue. Even they don’t realize that they are having any defect in their uterus. However, the kind of abnormality has the capability to reveal if you will continue the pregnancy or get a miscarriage. Without any doubt, you should adhere to the fact that getting any issue to your uterus causes the bad effect on your pregnancy as the womb is another name of the uterus. Following issues may occur in this way.
- Birth defects
- Breech position
- Birth defects
- Slow fetal growth
How Are Uterine Abnormalities Diagnosed?
How the process of diagnosis takes place? This is one of the most considerable aspects. It is a fact that no such symptoms or signs are revealed while you get the specific health issue. The diagnosis occurs when you conceive and get pregnant, at the time, your doctor diagnosis this problem. Following are the screening tests that may assist in the diagnosis of uterine abnormalities.
- Vaginal Ultrasound
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Here, at Euromed Clinic, our doctors recommend you to get these screening tests so that you can diagnose if you have any issue prior to your pregnancy. In this way, it becomes easy for the doctors to treat your problem and make your pregnancy period easy for you.
Preparation before any procedure is really necessary. You will be able to get best possible results only when you prepare in a well-mannered way. However, in the case of screening tests for uterine abnormalities, our doctors will guide you regarding preparation on the basis of required tests. Well, following are some of the important preparative measures. Have a look!
- Wear loose & comfortable clothes while going for an assessment.
- Intake prescribed medicines on a regular basis as per instructions of your doctor.
- Don’t take the stress.
- Further instructions will be provided in case of the requirement.
Treatment For Uterine Anomalies
The selection of the treatment procedure depends on your medical history and the type of issue that you are having. It wouldn’t be wrong if it is said that the treatment is case-specific. Usually, non-surgical methods are recommended. Don’t worry about confidentiality as it is our main priority and guarantee.
It is necessary to follow the instructions provided by your doctor after getting a treatment. Just like following preoperative instructions, it is essential for you to follow postoperative instructions. It will assist you in getting best possible results. Still, the aftercare guidelines based on the nature and kind of the procedure that you have got. Our expert doctors will guide you in this regard on the basis of the specific case.
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Things To Consider
You also need to keep some important aspects in your mind. It is not possible to treat all types of abnormalities. Also, some procedures are available that are not applicable to all types of the disorder. Further, complications may occur as a result of treating your problem. You should consult this aspect with your doctor to get further clarification.
Uterine Abnormalities FAQ’s
How do you know if you have an abnormal uterus?
Symptoms of uterine abnormalities that can help you know if you have an abnormal uterus include:
· Unusual and repetitive vaginal bleeding.
· Very heavy periods
· Bleeding in-between the periods.
· Discomfort in abdomen
· Pain while having intercourse
· Repeated miscarriages
What causes an abnormal uterus?
According to a survey report 3 in every 100 women are born with uterine abnormalities. Other reasons include thyroid problem, cancer of uterus, cervix infection and hormonal imbalance.
What are the different types of uterus?
There are four different types of uterus having some uterine abnormalities.
1. The Bicornuate uterus.
2. The Septate uterus.
3. The Unicornuate uterus.
4. The Didelphic uterus.
Can ultrasound detect uterine abnormalities?
3D ultra sounds that include transabdominal ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound and Saline infusion sonography can detect uterine abnormalities. These ultrasounds can discover pelvic mass, obstetric problems and cause of excruciating menses,
What is difference between womb and uterus?
Womb is an organ where the offspring is conceived and gestates before birth. On the other hand, uterus is a female reproductive organ where the egg is planted after fertilization.
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Dr. Rupinder Kaur Ruprai MBBS, MD (Ob/Gyn), Assoc-RCOG, F.MAS, D.MIS, D. Repr Med, M.CosmeticGyne, MBA Specialist Obstetrician & Gynecologist President - SARG (Society of Aesthetic and Regenerative Gynecology) Member - ISCG (International Society of Cosmetic Gynecology) Head - ESAG-India Chapter (European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology) Scientific Member – ISGAR (International Society of Gynecology, Aesthetics, and Research) Associate Professor (Ob-Gyn) & Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology (UK, European US, and Indian Board Certified) Dr. Ruprai has over 20 years’ experience providing functional, endoscopic, laparoscopic, reproductive, and aesthetic gynecological treatments. Her holistic approach is very popular with patients and extends to anti-aging medicine that incorporates hormonal balance…Read more