Congenital Uterine Anomalies Treated by Skilled Doctors at Mercy

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital uterine anomalies.  Our gynecologists offer experience and compassionate care when dealing with complex conditions including uterine septum.

About the Condition

A congenital uterine anomaly is an abnormal growth of the uterus, the most common being a uterine septum. A uterine septum, also known as a double uterus, is a malformation in which the uterine cavity is partitioned by a wall of tissue known as a septum. The septum may separate part of the uterine cavity, or in some cases, the entire uterine cavity and even the cervix and vagina. A uterine septum is uncommon in women, but may be the result of in vitro fertilization or one or more miscarriages.

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

 Some patients with a uterine septum may not experience any noticeable symptoms and may be unaware of their condition. Some noticeable symptoms of a uterine septum may include the following:

A uterine septum may be diagnosed during a routine pelvic exam. If your doctor suspects a congenital uterine anomaly such as a uterine septum, other diagnostic tests and tools might include:

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Treatment Options

Your doctor will help you determine what treatment options are best for your congenital uterine anomaly. In cases of uterine septums where no signs or symptoms are present, treatment may not be needed. In cases of uterine septums where symptoms are present or there are concerns for successful pregnancy, your doctor may recommend laparoscopic surgery to remove the septum.

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