Maternal & Child Community
uterus transplants
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

uterus transplants

if there is anyone out there that has heard anything about uterus trnsplants if so please email me at ***@**** i was told that i need surgery because i had cancer but that turned out to be wrong so if anyone has information on it please let me know..and if there is a web site that other people want the same thing thsnk you
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
134578_tn?1404951303
Hi, if you lost your uterus but not your ovaries, you can still have babies from your own genetic material by hiring a surrogate to carry the pregnancy and using IVF.  I know this is not what you are asking, but overall it might be cheaper (although it's not cheap!) than would a transplant, even if such a thing is available.  The real problem with a uterine transplant that makes it something of an antithesis of what you want is that you would be on anti-rejection drugs, presumably for the purpose of being able to have a baby, for which purpose people usually stop taking all drugs because they might damage the baby.  Anyway, I have never heard of a uterus transplant and that might be a big reason why, also they just might be too complex an organ (with their stretching and need for muscular support) to do a transplant with.  Good luck in your search, and if you don't find what you need, do consider the surrogate and IVF option.  Again, good luck.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
i haveny heard of such a thinh either you wouldent think it would be possible as the first poster said
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hello, here is some information I found online. I am sorry though, it seems that it has only been successful in mice, where the mouse was actually able to give birth after the transplant. The young female in Saudi Arabia, the first human uterine transplant patient, had blood clot complications and the uterus needed to be removed.

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/parenting/03/07/womb.transplant/index.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3076784/

http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/saudsc.htm


I will keep checking for you to see if I can find anything else. Sorry for your troubles :(.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I know ovary transplants can be done, and have produces successfull births. I do not think a uterus transplant would be possible though.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
i want to see if i will age slower              hp-***@**** lisa
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
where there is god anything is possible!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Children's Health Answerers
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
gyspy09
PA