Septate Uterus Symptoms & Causes

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What are the symptoms of septate uterus?

  • unusual pain before or during a menstrual period.
  • a tampon may not prevent menstrual blood from leaking out.

What causes septate uterus?

  • A septate uterus forms during embryological development when the tubes that eventually become one uterus don't fuse together properly.
  • The cause of this genetic abnormality is unknown.

Will a septate uterus affect sexual and reproductive life?

  • Having a septate uterus doesn't affect a woman's sexual pleasure or fertility.
  • Women with a septate uterus can have a normal reproductive life, but it may add complications to pregnancy. There is a higher risk for miscarriage, premature labor or breech presentation (when the baby's feet come out first), which usually requires a Caesarean section.
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