The uterus is the essential organ for a pregnancy to reach term. For this reason, any alteration or abnormality in the uterus can lead to female infertility problems.
The following are the most common uterine malformations in women
- Septate uterus
- separated by a septum. This type of uterus is associated with repeat abortions.
- Bicornate uterus.
- Presence of two heart-shaped uterine cavities.
- Uterus didelphys
- characterized by two uterine cavities separated by a septum This type of uterus is also called a double uterus.
- Arcuate uterus
- the difference with the septate uterus is that the septum is larger. This type of uterus is not the main cause of female infertility, although it can lead to complications in achieving pregnancy.
By Dr. Joel G. Brasch (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez (embryologist), Sara Salgado (embryologist) and Romina Packan (babygest staff).
Last Update: 04/24/2020