Bicornuate Uterus: Symptoms Effects on Pregnancy

Bicornuate Uterus: Symptoms Effects on Pregnancy
0 21 June 2022
Bicornuate Uterus: Symptoms Effects on Pregnancy

Women’s sexual health is a topic which is frequently overlooked, even after significant steps have been taken towards raising awareness about various indispositions through web series, articles, podcasts, and what not. There are various menstrual issues which are still considered to be a taboo subject when it comes to discussing them in public, many due to religious aspects. India is one of those many countries who needs to generalize talking about various sexual health issues out in the open.

 

The Symptoms and Effects of Bicornuate Uterus on Pregnancy

Conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) are more common than it seems especially for women in their child-bearing age. Women suffering from PCOS have high levels of androgens, they may not ovulate and have the presence of small cysts in their ovaries which may lead to infertility and obesity. Other conditions often seen are Amenorrhea or absence of menstruation, and some lesser-known conditions such as Bicornuate Uterus.

Many female gynaecologists have not only treated women suffering due to bicornuate uterus but also experienced it themselves and hence know what they’re dealing with. A Bicornuate Uterus is a heart shaped uterus due to a rare, congenital condition caused due to incomplete fusion of Mullerian ducts during earlier stages of embryogenesis, which results in two hollow uterus cavities instead of one.

Yes, although it is possible to carry out a full-term pregnancy with a bicornuate uterus but it comes with a very high-risk pregnancy, accompanied by miscarriages, infertility (due to lack of implantation) and birthing complications (lack of space for the foetus to grow), and also preterm labour.

The primary function of the uterus is to maintain gestation (the period of carrying a child in the womb) it expands to accommodate a growing baby during pregnancy. In case of a Bicornuate uterus, the top of the uterus, also known as fundus, is separated by an isthmus which hinders complete expansion of the uterus leading to a high-risk pregnancy.

region), painful menstruation, frequent miscarriages (usually more than 3) and dyspareunia, which is pain experienced during intercourse. As already mentioned, the bicornuate uterus is a congenital condition, which means you’re born with it. Having a bicornuate uterus is not a bad or a dangerous condition; it is observed in less than 5% of the people assigned as women at birth.

Final Overview

There is no other method of treatment for bicornuate uterus except for surgery by an experienced obstetrician/ gynaecologist (OB/GYN). One of the best obstetricians in India is Dr. Neelima Mantri. Surgery to correct a bicornuate uterus is recommended for ease in conceiving (as it provides an obstruction-free pathway for the sperm to easily reach the egg for fertilization), a smooth pregnancy without any miscarriages or future complications.

Dr Neelima Mantri is an MS-Obstetrics and Gynecology, MBBS, FMAS, FACAS and a laparoscopic surgeon with 14 years of experience.

To avail more information, feel free to contact Dr Neelima Mantri on the website who is one of the best obstetricians in Mumbai and will guide and support you through your birthing journey with ease and comfort. Book your appointment today!

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