Uterine anomalies are the problem specifically occurs in women that is related to their embryonic life. Though the health issue occurs in less than 5 percent of the population but their likelihood is boosting up to 25 percent in women. Its likelihood is specifically increased in the women, who are having premature babies or miscarriages. Here, at Euromed Clinic, we believe that you should get proper screening and adopt prevention methods so that you can care for your health. This is the reason that we have collected valuable information from our experts and compiled a piece of writing for you. Read this article till the end to clear your queries!
Kinds of Uterine anomalies
Different types of the uterine anomalies are under as;
- Arcuate – a uterine surface with less or 1 cm indentation into your endometrial cavity
- Didelphys – both halves of your uterus remain separate in this kind of anomaly
- Unicornuate – just one side of your uterus develop in such case
- Bicornuate – external uterine, abnormal, as well as two endometrial cavities
- Septate – two cavities of endometrial and having a usual external surface of uterine
These types make it easy to diagnose.
It is necessary to know the cause of getting uterine anomalies so that you can prevent it. Hence, in most of the cases, the cause is not known. However, if you are a woman who was exposed to DES in your mother’s womb, then you are considered at the improved risk of having this health problem. Some other causes may also play their role in this regard.
What are the symptoms?
It is noticed that the majority of the woman has not experienced any symptom of developing this disease. However, if symptoms occur, they can be as follows:
- Pain in the private area
- Infertility or frequent miscarriages
- Never had a period
- Pain during intercourse
- Severe monthly pain
Normally, no specific symptoms are linked with this disease as most of the women experience the above-mentioned pains. Hence, you need to know the fact that uterine anomalies don’t lead to the pregnancy loss of infertility but they may just serve as the causes and symptoms.
How are they diagnosed?
The diagnosis of a health issue is essential so that proper and required treatment can be provided. A thorough physical examination is required along with medical tests.
Uterine malformations may be suspected after a complete medical history and physical examination takes place, although imaging studies, such as an ultrasound or MRI, are needed to determine whether or not the uterine anomaly is present.
Screening tests are necessary to know if you are going through an issue or not. These screening tests help you to get the initial diagnosis in case of having a disorder. In this way, you will get the treatment in the initial stage and further prevent yourself from the disease. Following is a list of screening tests that we usually recommend. However, we may recommend any other test on the basis of your presenting complaints.
Before going for any kind of screening test or any procedure, you need to prepare yourself. During your initial consultation, our expert doctors will let you know if you really need some prior preparation or not. Some of the common preoperative instructions are as follows:
- Intake prescribed medicines regularly (if any).
- Wear loose and comfortable clothes when going for your tests.
- You may remove your jewelry so avoid wearing extra jewelry.
- Other than that no special preparation is required. Our doctors will guide you in this regard.
The procedure may differ on the basis of the test. You may ask your doctor regarding the procedure. However, here at Euromed Clinic, our doctors provide a brief regarding the procedure before starting it so that you will feel comfortable. Hence, confidentiality is our main priority. The procedure is performed carefully by keeping your ease in the mind.
Just like preoperative care and procedure, getting proper aftercare is also necessary. It helps in your fast recovery and maintaining the results. Our doctors will guide you appropriately regarding next steps. Furthermore, you shouldn’t quit your follow-ups with your doctor. It is necessary to prevent the disease in near future.
On the basis of the results of your tests, our doctors will guide you further whether you need a specific treatment plan or just preventive methods will work for you.
What Are Treatment Options?
Non-surgical procedures can be used to treat the problem. Also, the selection of surgical or non-surgical method based on your medical history, reproductive history, the kind of anomaly you are having, and other important aspects. If the likelihood of miscarriage is high then surgical treatment is recommended. In other cases, non-surgical treatments work fine.
Uterine Anomalies FAQ’s
Can Arcuate uterus be cured?
Yes, it can be cured. However, most women suffering from uterine anomalies do not require any treatment. Laparoscopy hysteroscopy or surgical anomaly correction can be used to cure arcuate uterus.
How is uterine anomaly diagnosed?
Uterine anomalies can be diagnosed by physical examination, laparoscopy, or imaging test. 3D ultrasounds can also be used for the diagnosis.
Can ultrasound detect uterine abnormalities?
Transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasounds can be used for the detection of uterine abnormalities. However, a transperineal or transabdominal ultrasound is most preferred for virginial patients.
Can a Bicornuate uterus cause irregular periods?
Yes, uterine bicornuate can cause irregular periods. Some women with bicornuate uterus have reported the complications of irregular and painful periods.
What is the most common uterine anomaly?
Bicornuate and septate uterus are the most common uterine anomalies. Arcuate uterus is also considered as a normal variation of uterine development.
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