Congenital Anomalies of Female Reproductive Organs


Some women are born with abnormalities of the female reproductive system, including the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Sometimes the anomalies are single and sometimes multiple. They are often unrecognized by patients and their physicians because they are fairly uncommon in the general population. They are also commonly misdiagnosed, again, because they are fairly uncommon in the general population.

The most common anomalies are septate uterus, longitudinal vaginal septum, absent vagina, bicornuate uterus and didelphic uterus. Some of these may lead to cyclic pain around menstrual cycles in circumstances where blockage of the outflow of blood occurs. It may also lead to difficulty becoming pregnant or problems such as recurrent miscarriage or preterm labor.

Doctors Bateman, Williams and Smith have received specialized training and have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of these congenital anomalies.