Getting pregnant is the dream of many women, but this goal is not always so easy to achieve. Several problems can occur, both with the man and the woman or even with the two in more rare cases. And although, fortunately, treatments are more and more advanced in this sense, there are still many problems that need to be overcome.
When we talk about folded horns , for example, we are talking about a problem known to many women and that many others experience. But what are they and how can they affect a possible pregnancy? That is exactly what we are going to deal with today.
To better understand why folded tubes can cause difficulties for a woman to become pregnant and how this happens, we first need to understand how they influence fertility , because only then will we be able to understand how they can also harm.
What Are Uterine Horns?
Uterine tubes, also known as fallopian tubes or fallopian tubes, are located in the upper part of the uterus, one on each side and are divided into four parts, the uterine part, isthmus, ampoule and infundibulum.
It is in the uterine tubes that fertilization of the egg by the sperm occurs and they are responsible for transporting the egg to the uterus, that is, they are fundamental in the pregnancy process.
Much of the causes of infertility or difficulties in getting pregnant in women are linked to problems in the fallopian tubes, as is the case of coiled tubes.
What is a folded horn?
When a woman has her tubes folded, it means that her uterine tubes are crooked, which makes it difficult for sperm to find the egg. Having the tube folded is different from having the tubes clogged .
In this case, it means that they are closed, which can cause infertility and requires a more intense and different treatment. Many people end up confusing the two terms or thinking that it is the same subject and that is why it is necessary to explain what the differences are and how it can affect a woman when trying to get pregnant.
Is it possible to get pregnant even with folded horns?
Going straight to the point: Yes, it is possible to get pregnant even with the tubes folded. As you can see, when there is this kind of problem, the woman is not exactly infertile, even though there are more difficulties to get pregnant than normal.
Even so, the most recommended is to see a doctor to carry out all the necessary treatments, so that this problem does not prevent you from becoming pregnant or to have control of what is happening in your body and if there is no change in your tubes. folded.
What Causes Crooked Horns?
When a woman has coiled horns, this does not necessarily mean that she has experienced some type of trauma or problem, but this is really a possibility. Women who have undergone inflammatory or infectious processes in the tubes are at risk of having their tubes folded.
This is because some types of inflammation and infections can affect the muscles that support this region, causing them to become crooked, thus making it difficult for the pregnancy to happen.
There is no way to “untangle” the tubes, but there are some types of treatments that can be done so that the effects of the folded tube do not reach the woman.
How is the diagnosis of the folded horn diagnosed?
The diagnosis of folded tubes can be made by examining hysterosalpingography. These two exams basically consist of taking x-rays of the woman’s pelvic region in order to detect any type of anomaly that may be present in her tubes. The doctor may order one or even both, depending on the difficulties in seeing your tubes.
Curled Horn Treatment
Before we talk about the treatments themselves, it is necessary to remember that there is no treatment to reverse this condition, that is, to untangle them. The treatments are done so that the woman can get pregnant when there is some kind of difficulty.
The doctors’ recommendation is that, normally, the woman try to get pregnant naturally for at least 6 months while monitoring her fertility and that of her partner through tests.
When you are sure that the difficulties of getting pregnant exist because of the folded tubes, there are some ways to carry out this treatment. Are they:
- In vitro fertilization
Let’s talk about each of these types of treatment in more depth so you can better understand how they are performed.
In vitro fertilization
Also known as IVF , In Vitro fertilization is nothing more than the fertilization of sperm in the egg made outside the bodies. The embryo is subsequently transferred to the uterine cavity.
If the woman does not have any other fertility problems, the pregnancy will occur completely naturally thereafter. This method is usually used when other types of treatment have been unsuccessful or when folded tubes make it difficult for sperm to reach the egg.
Laparoscopy is a surgery performed to try to correct the folded tubes as much as possible and make the sperm path more open. This surgery is also done on women who have an obstructed tube, also with the objective of opening this path.
Each case is different from the other, so you need to talk well with your doctor to analyze what your situation is and whether you really need one or the other type of treatment. Often you end up managing to get pregnant in a natural way, but if not, who will indicate the best way to follow is your doctor.
If having a child is the dream of many women, the good news is that science has advanced to make this possible for everyone. There will always be an alternative to your problems, even if it is not exactly what you want most.
Speaking specifically of folded tubes, this is a problem that can be solved and, even if there are certain complications, it is possible to get pregnant. Finishing the treatment is just the first step for you to start a new cycle with a new life that is about to arrive. And you will notice that there are still many doubts about this new phase.
See Also: Treatments for Some Fertility Problems
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.