Double uterus

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If a woman is diagnosed with a double uterus, it mean that her body has developed with two uterine cavities (wombs) rather than one. This might mean that she has one cervix connecting the two wombs to the vagina or that each womb has its own cervix that leads to the vagina. Either way there will usually be a thin wall of tissue that divides the vagina to have two separate openings.

 

The condition is a rare abnormality that someone has from birth, but the woman should still be able to have children.

 

 

How will I know if I have it?

There are no real symptoms that are connected to having a double uterus, so most women with the condition will not know that they have two wombs until a doctor spots it during a routine gynae check up (pelvic exam). However, if a woman is bleeding during her period that is still happening with a tampon in, this might indicate that she has a double uterus.

 

If I have it, what should I do?

 

While women with a double uterus can lead a very normal life, she will be at a higher risk for things such as infertility (trouble getting pregnant), a miscarriage, premature birth and kidney abnormalities.

 

Treatment is rarely needed for a double uterus unless it is causing troubles with pregnancy such as a miscarriage or premature birth as described above. Depending on your body and your case, the doctor might consider doing surgery to remove tissue and make childbirth easier.

 

Talk to me.

 

If a woman is diagnosed with a double uterus, it mean that her body has developed with two uterine cavities (wombs) rather than one. This might mean that she has one cervix connecting the two wombs to the vagina or that each womb has its own cervix that leads to the vagina. Either way there will usually be a thin wall of tissue that divides the vagina to have two separate openings.

 

The condition is a rare abnormality that someone has from birth, but the woman should still be able to have children.

 

 

How will I know if I have it?

Double uterus

There are no real symptoms that are connected to having a double uterus, so most women with the condition will not know that they have two wombs until a doctor spots it during a routine gynae check up (pelvic exam). However, if a woman is bleeding during her period that is still happening with a tampon in, this might indicate that she has a double uterus.

 

If I have it, what should I do?

 

While women with a double uterus can lead a very normal life, she will be at a higher risk for things such as infertility (trouble getting pregnant), a miscarriage, premature birth and kidney abnormalities.

 

Treatment is rarely needed for a double uterus unless it is causing troubles with pregnancy such as a miscarriage or premature birth as described above. Depending on your body and your case, the doctor might consider doing surgery to remove tissue and make childbirth easier.

 

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Double uterus