Malformed, Small or No Uterus
In pregnancy, the uterus is one of the most important organs as it is where the fertilised egg (embryo) implants itself and grows into a baby over the course of 9 months. The uterus is where the baby stays before getting delivered. However, one of the least known infertility factors in females also pertains to the this important organ; the uterus.
Badly or abnormally shaped uterus, or the complete absence of it thereof, can either develop during the growing years of a girl, caused by a surgery or treatment, or can be a congenital condition, meaning the girl was born with it. This often causes infertility or obstetric issues in the life of a female. This includes inability to conceive, problems in delivering a healthy baby, irregular periods, or no periods at all. Although rare in occurrence, with only 3% women facing an abnormally shaped uterus, the main issue with this condition is that most women do not know about it until a doctor examines her.
On the other hand, a complete absence of a uterus means that while all the other organs are functioning properly, including the ovaries, there is no place for the embryo to attach itself for survival and growth.
In the case of a malformed or small uterus, there are chances that a couple can conceive naturally in some, while others require either assistance in reproduction or a minimally invasive procedure to correct the condition. However, in the case of a non-existent uterus, the best-case scenario for a couple is to opt for surrogacy.
While it is true that surgery is the only way of correcting an abnormally shaped uterus, many females do not require surgery in their lifetime. Only for women who have had recurrent miscarriages or are clinically proven for compromised fertility owing to the shape of the uterus, surgery is recommended as an option. The time at SOI is well armed to face and solve issues like these with utmost care and precision, with the use of procedures like laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
Q. What happens if uterus is absent?
Women with no uterus do not have any menstrual cycle, even while the body may still be ovulating. Generally, women that are born without a uterus or have had them removed cannot become pregnant. Generally, their best option is surrogacy.
Q. What causes small uterus?
Small uterus, or a unicornio uterus, is a genetic condition. Meaning that the condition is passed on as a gene disorder from the parent to the child.
Q. Can small uterus get pregnant?
Yes. Smaller uteruses can and do enjoy the pleasure of successful pregnancies in their life. For more information on how you can have a baby with a small uterus, get in touch with our experts. Book an appointment today.
Q. How can I have a baby without a uterus?
Surrogacy is the best option for a successful birth of your baby.
Q. Can a small uterus cause miscarriage?
A small uterus usually means that there are less chances of the baby getting enough space inside the womb as it grows. Within the second trimester, small uterus usually pose a high risk of running into a miscarriage.