Uterine Septum (also known as Septate uterus) is a condition where the uterus gets an extra wedge of tissue known as the septum that hangs from the top. The septum can be a little bit small, or it can extend all the way to the cervix dividing the uterus into two cavities.


How is it performed?

Surgery to repair a uterine septum is usually performed as an outpatient procedure laparoscopically. This means that the surgeon's instruments are inserted through a few small incisions in the lower abdomen, and the surgeon views the procedure on a screen through a tiny, lighted camera called a laparoscope.

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How common is uterine septum?

Some research shows it may be as high as forty percent . A septate uterus is believed to be the most common type of abnormal uterine development. It's estimated that over half of developmental problems of the uterus involve a septum .

What are the symptoms of septate uterus?

Often a septate uterus doesn't cause any symptoms until puberty when it may cause menstrual pain that is greater than normal. In some cases, it might cause complications during pregnancy and/or delivery including preterm labor, miscarriage and breech (feet first) delivery.