Uterus Didelphys, more commonly knows as a double uterus, is a condition where a woman’s uterus forms differently, creating a double uterus, two separate cervices and sometimes two vaginas (though not always). It’s exact cause is unknown, but it is generally present from birth, though often only becomes noticeable after puberty. Diagnosis is carried out using a physical examination alongside ultrasound scans and 3-D ultrasounds more recently. There is no treatment as such for the condition, but it must be managed, especially during pregnancy. Women with this condition will frequently have a slightly higher risk of late miscarriage, premature delivery and bleeding during pregnancy. Often birth by Caesarean section is considered in these circumstances, to lessen the risk of complications.
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