Human anatomy is so beautiful and complex at the same time that every cell and organ have been created to allow a successful development of human life. When I started the path of health study and I learned and learned every day of the human body, I was surprised by each of the things that could be observed in our body; I remember in particular a class where we studied the reproduction of man and a reaction was generated by a partner to hear the term "didelfo", she said does it matter twice, perhaps for these lines I've already caught you and do not understand what I am talking to you ... well, if I have captivated your curiosity (I hope I have succeeded) let me explain this topic to you.
Didelphus is a medical term that explains the malformation of the uterus. That is, it implies the presence of two uteri instead of one alone (it is divided into two parts), and it is a disease that occurs in the embryonic stage (in the eighth week of gestation of the fetus). A double uterus is when the Mullerian ducts develop but do not get fused.
It is said that this disease is rare in women, however it is not a reason to dismiss it, as the female who suffers it has a higher probability of sudden abortions, premature births and even infertility. The cause of this congenital malformation is not known (some studies assume that it can be caused by the consumption of some drugs or contact with toxic substances in the gestation of the fetus). The diagnosis of this disease is simple, since with the help of a pelvic exam and an ultrasound it is possible to detect the double uterus.
Some women who suffer from didelphism do not have any symptoms or serious discomfort, but others have severe pain during and before menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, abnormal blood flow during menstruation. Now, the most serious part of this uterine malformation is the lack of space during pregnancy, which means that the baby does not have enough space and must be born before the end.
You will ask yourself how to deal with this disease? There are surgical procedures to treat with this congenital malformation, however they are not recommended, because it becomes more risky for the woman causing damage to the wall of the uterus, resulting in infertility, due to This is why specialists avoid this treatment.
Finish this topic, answering the question that my classmate did during the class, does it matter twice? I tell you that there is a clinical case in which a woman (with a double uterus) gave birth to triplets, where two of the babies are identical twins that were born in the same uterine cavity, while the third one was developed in the second uterus. However, we must remember that this case is truly unusual.
The Müllerian or paramesonephric ducts are even conduits of the embryo that descend to the laterals of the urogenital crest and end in the Müllerian eminence in a primitive urogenital sinus.