Bandra doctor gives new hope to 34-yr-old woman with two uteri
Doctor did not suspect anything amiss with Anjali Khedekar, 34, till she had her third miscarriage in three years.mumbai Updated: Apr 23, 2012 00:57 IST
Doctor did not suspect anything amiss with Anjali Khedekar, 34, till she had her third miscarriage in three years.
Last week, when doctors conducted a hysteroscopy on Khedekar they found that that she had two uteri, one of which was not functional.
“I went to more than 10 doctors to check what was wrong. It was only after the third miscarriage that doctors told me I had a uterus growth abnormality. But they said I should just keep trying to conceive,” said Khedekar, an accountant.
After the fourth miscarriage last year, Khedekar was referred to Dr Piyush Goyal, chief of hysterolaproscopy unit, Agarwal nursing home at Bandra.
“While the other doctors had opined that she did have a developmental abnormality called mullerian abnormality in her uterus, they were not able to detect exactly what was wrong. Some muellerian abnormalities do not always need surgery, but in this case, the woman had four miscarriages in 10 to 11 weeks of pregnancy,” said Dr Goyal.
Dr Agarwal conducted a surgery hysteroscopically with the guidance of a laproscopic camera last Friday. “When we inserted the camera, we saw that her uterus had not developed completely. She has two uteri, one side which was completely developed with a fallopian tube and the other which was non-functional, albeit with a tube,” said Dr Goyal.
Dr Goyal said the reason why she had so many abortions, was that her one functional uterus had a very narrow cavity. “I used an instrument with electro surgical current to rip off the excessive muscles in the cavity and make it into a triangular uterus. This procedure will reduce the chances of further abortions and help pregnancy,” said Dr Goyal. “Increasing the cavity of the uterus via metroplasty procedure is very common. This helps the woman to continue the pregnancy for about seven-eight months,” said Dr CL Purandare, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician.