Unicornuate Uterus | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of unicornuate uterus?

Common symptoms include:

  • reproductive difficulties
  • abdominal pain in the case of a hemi-uterus

How will unicornuate uterus affect my daughter's sex life and fertility?

A unicornuate uterus doesn't necessarily prevent a woman from giving birth. However, she may need a caesarean section. Women with a unicornuate uterus are at an increased risk for preterm labor and miscarriage. If a hemi-uterus is present, it needs to be removed. A pregnancy could possibly begin in the uterine remnant. This must be treated as an emergency because the area is too small to support a growing fetus, and the hemi-uterus could rupture. This is similar to an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg becomes implanted in a fallopian tube.

What causes unicornuate uterus?

A unicornuate uterus forms during embryological development when the uterus doesn't form normally. The cause of this genetic abnormality is unknown.