Cdr 3 from Vaginal Anomalies 6xcdr boxset "released" on Absence Tapes.
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What causes vaginal fusion and duplication?
Much of the female reproductive system is derived from two structures, known as mullerian ducts — a pair of embryonic ducts that evolve into the fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina in females. They come together during the ninth week of pregnancy. If this process is prevented or interrupted, "fusion" or "duplication" anomalies occur. In uterus didelphys, for instance, the patient has two each of a uterus, cervix and vagina. While one vagina is obstructed, the other remains unblocked and the external sex organs appear normal. In uterus duplex bicollis, the patient again has two each of a uterus and cervix, but only one vagina. In bicornate uterus, the patient has two uteruses fused with one cervix and one vagina.
How are vaginal fusion and duplication diagnosed?
The diagnosis of fusion abnormalities at times occurs in newborns with obvious abdominal lumps on external examination. An ultrasound will usually reveal a lump that pushes the bladder forward and the vagina backwards.
It is also common for women with complete vaginal duplication and blockage to be diagnosed at the time of puberty. Despite having their periods, a girl will experience discomfort accompanied by an abdominal lump. This lump is due to the buildup of menstrual fluid in the blocked vagina.
When a fusion anomaly is suspected, an examination called a vaginoscopy will be done — a scope is inserted into the vagina to enable the surgeon to see the anatomy.