A Woman Who Was Born Without A Vagina Or Uterus. Millions Are Silent About This Problem!
When she had tests done, the first scan image showed that her reproductive system was closed from the outside. In order to open it, she then underwent surgery, which was unsuccessful. Then the tests were expanded and another scan of her internal organs showed that the problem was bigger and the girl had neither uterus nor vagina. A shocking diagnosis was made, she was told she had MRKH syndrome. As she confessed, the day she learned of what had happened to her, she was completely distraught.
What is the MRKH team?
Expanding the acronym, it is Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a syndrome of defects occurring in women, characterized by congenital absence or underdevelopment of the vagina and uterus, absence of menstruation, and infertility. Other sexual characteristics are well developed in such cases (mammary glands develop normally, normal female hair is present). Although surprising, this condition is not uncommon. MRKH affects one in 4,500 women and in most cases doesn't cause symptoms until puberty. Only when the first bleeding does not appear for a long time or, for example, young girls start their first intimate adventures and encounter a problem with sexual intercourse, they start looking for the cause. The first follow-up visit to the gynecologist does not always detect MRKH. According to statistics and stories of women who dared to speak out about their experiences, in a significant number of cases they had to wait a long time for a proper diagnosis, often changing doctors on the way of treatment. What were Julian Peter's experiences when she found out about the defect that had happened to her?