Septate Uterus

What is a septate uterus?

A woman with a septate uterus has a normal shaped uterus with a wall of tissue creating two cavities. Some women may not even realize they have a septate uterus, even during pregnancy and childbirth.

A septate uterus may not require treatment unless there is recurrent pregnancy loss. Removing the wall may enable a pregnancy to reach full term.

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.

How we care for septate uterus

At the Boston Children's Hospital Division of Gynecology and Center for Congenital Anomalies of the Reproductive Tract, an interdisciplinary team of pediatricians, gynecologists, urogynecologists and colorectal surgeons who will identity the best treatment plan for your daughter's septate uterus.