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What is arcuate uterus?

What is arcuate uterus?

Heart shaped: Arcuate uterus is heart-shaped rather than pear-shaped. It's a minor malformation from development when you were an embryo. It usually doesn't cause any problem but your gyn should look for other related issues like endometriosis. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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I have a Arcuate uterus - retroverted and deviated to the left, will this make it difficult for me to carry a baby to term? I am starting IVF soon.

I have a Arcuate uterus - retroverted and deviated to the left, will this make it difficult for me to carry a baby to term? I am starting IVF soon.

Not usually: Your IVF doctor will be the best person to answer this question as they will be aware of your specific case. In general an arcuate uterus or a retroverted uterus does not decrease pregnancy success ...Read more

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PCOS, endometriosis and an arcuate uterus... Will I be able to have children naturally? And what is an arcuate uterus? Thank you!

PCOS, endometriosis and an arcuate uterus... Will I be able to have children naturally? And what is an arcuate uterus? 
Thank you!

Fertility: Arcuate uterus is a uterine variant in which the top uterus has a concave shape or dip. The uterine variant is not an issue usually. PCOS often times causes issues with fertility due to infrequent ovulation. Treatment with fertility drugs are often needed. Endometriosis may be an issue but may not with fertility. Some women require surgical evaluation and treatment, but typically later. DrG ...Read more

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Have had 2 pregnancies in 2 years that ended in miscarriage. I have a slighlty arcuate uterus, do I need a hysteroscopy?

Have had 2 pregnancies in 2 years that ended in miscarriage. I have a slighlty arcuate uterus, do I need a hysteroscopy?

You might: If the arcuate uterus was diagnosed with HSG then the hysteroscopy would only be for the purpose of removing any septum that might be in place. If there was no HSG done then the procedure plus laparoscopy can make that determination. ...Read more

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I've arcuate shaped uterus measures 7.7 * 4.2 * 5.5 cm & mural fibroid mass 13 mm , Do I've any pregnancy problem on the long term , I'm 30 year ?

I've arcuate shaped uterus measures 7.7 * 4.2 * 5.5 cm & mural fibroid mass 13 mm , Do I've any pregnancy problem on the long term , I'm 30 year ?

Implantations issues: You may have issues with implantation and not initial conception as the fibroid or shape of the uterus may not allow proper fertilized ovum placement. ...Read more