At first, her doctor attributed her missing period to her low weight, but eventually, a series of MRIs and ultrasounds confirmed that she had not had any symptoms. uterus and that he missed the upper two-thirds of his vaginal canal, Daily Mail reports. Briana also has scoliosis, and although she has two functional kidneys, they are on the same side of her body.
These findings eventually led to a rare disease diagnosis called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH). "My gynecologist at the time had never seen a case before and she did a lot of research just to find it," Briana says.
WHAT IS THE MAYER-ROKITANSKY-KUSTER-HAUSER SYNDROME?
A bit of information: MRKH, which affects only one in every 5,000 women's vagina or uterus must be underdeveloped or absent entirely, according to the US National Library of Medicine. This means that women with MRKH do not have periods and can not usually carry baby.
However, women with MRKH still have functional ovaries, so things do not look different from the outside and they still show signs of puberty.
"My ex loved using it against me and saying that I was not a real woman, but I know that I am a woman if I have a deadline or not." 19659007] In some cases, women with MRKH syndrome also have abnormalities in other parts of the body, namely the kidneys and bones, especially the spine. According to the National Library of Medicine of the United States, kidneys can be abnormally formed or positioned or a kidney may not develop
Regarding treatment options, women with MRKH may begin with a dilator. If that does not work, there is also surgery that can stretch the vaginal canal, says the National Library of Medicine of the United States.
Briana says that she often has to make ignorant comments from people who say she's lucky not to have any rules. I'm a little offended, but I'm trying to remind myself that they only talk about their experience, and I'm talking about mine, "she told the Daily Mail .
She also dealt with some pretty awful exes. "My ex … liked using it against me and saying that I was not a real woman," Fletcher said. "But I know that I am a woman if I have a period or not, so her comments – although rude – were not really a problem. "
Now, Briana is engaged and says that while the sex is "difficult" it's not impossible. "I find that using the lubricant and making our time make sex more enjoyable," she says. "As with non-sex women MRKH, the vagina expands when you're more excited, so being more excited makes intercourse easier. "
As for kids, Briana says it's not impossible : "I have the uterus transplant, use a substitute or adopt. I do not think pregnancy is equal to motherhood. "