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Uterus Didelphys

double uterus

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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im 24 weeks pregnant, i also have 2 of everything, this time i have not had no periods like i did before with my first son i was just wondering if anyone has had a natural birth ?





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Hi ladies!I have two wombs, two cervixs and a vaginal septum. I have a beautiful 3yr old son and am almost 35 weeks pregnant this time with a little girl. I wouldn't say my pregnancies have been easy, but completely worth it. I had my son by c section as he was breech. A birth plan hasn't been sorted for this pregnancy but they have not ruled out vaginal delivery. Good luck to you all. It might be a steep hill to climb but it's possible xxxx





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I have double everything I have had the spectrum removed as was getting lots of pain while having sex . I have had 13 miscarriages and 2 very healthy boys one was born at 34 weeks natural and c-section at 39 weeks they are now 9 and 3 never give up if u want a child no matter what best thing I ever did was have my boys x

I too have a double uterus and two cervix. I was told that it would be difficult to conceive and to carry to term. I got pregnant at 41 and carried my baby to term and gave birth at 42 to a seven and a half pound baby via c section. I had a very good pregnancy and was looked after extremely well by Queen Charlotte's in London.





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I have double cervix, uterus and vagina. The whole package. My mom and grandma both have this and my mom was told she'd never have kids. I'm the only one with two vaginas though. But my mom had three kids regularly. My gyn. said she was surprised and that I could possibly have kids, but it would be a very high risk pregnancy and I'd be constantly monitored. I'm only 19 now but I do plan to have kids one day, I just hope this doesn't stop me in the future.





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Hello, I had a beautiful baby girl 14 nearly 15 weeks ago. She was delivered by Elective C-Section as she was breech. Once the surgeon had delivered my baby they told me I have 2 uterus and 2 cervix and 2 vaginas ... 2 of everything!! Before my section I had no idea what so ever! During pregnancy the only problems I had was back ache! No problem conceiving or anything like that. Having double and being pregnant is higher risk, higher risk of miscarriage, pre-term labour, bleeding and high blood pressure etc but there's no reason for you not to have a baby!! My advice would be to gather as much info as you can about this as I have none and I know little about it :( good luck :) x

Hi all, I'm a 19 year old Film & TV student from Liverpool. I'm currently planning on doing a documentary on Uterus Didelphys, as I have just found out that I too have Uterus Didelyphs. At the minute I am at an early stage of finding out and I don't know much about it. I was looking for another woman with this problem to be apart of the documentary. which will then be hopefully uploaded onto the short of the week website. You do not have to be filmed if you do not want to, but I would like to maybe do an over the phone interview unless you would like to be a part of this. I would appriciate it a alot if someone would take part as I would like it to be more known out there about uterus didelphys. Thanks Hayley

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At puberty I had one horn of a bucornuate uterus removed as it was filling with bliid to the point of rupture - there wasn't an exit. They also removed an ovary and I was told that I have one kidney. I am now pregnant - 11 weeks and waiting to be seen by hospital. Am concerned as I seem to be a bit lost in system - no special treatment. At the time of surgery, I was told that my remaining uterus was v small and any pregnancy would be high risk. My left side is feeling increasingly unconformable. What will happen after my booking in appt? thanks for any help...





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Hi there Ella. I have a very similar story. I have a double uterus, two cervix and as far as I know i do not have a septum or double vagina. I also have only one kidney which a specialist told me was connected to women with uterus didelphys. When I was 12 I had emergency surgery due to intense pain and illness that my doctors didn't understand. They discovered the situation and that my left cervix was blocked and not draining my period from the left ovary. I only found out about the kidney when I was 21 by chance. My doctors never mentioned anything about trouble with pregnancy so I've only found out about all this by googling :-( Now I am 31 and 11.5 weeks pregnant. I have had a miscarriage at 6 weeks (last year) so I am quite anxious about carrying to full term as there appears to be complications for women like us. I've spoken with my local hospital about my condition and hoping to join a 'high risk pregnancy clinic' they have so I'll have to see how much attention they pay. Also I fell pregnant in my right uterus which is larger than my left so hopefully it's all good! I hope your pregnancy went well. I'd love to hear. Rachel from Australia

At puberty I had one horn of a bucornuate uterus removed as it was filling with bliid to the point of rupture - there wasn't an exit. They also removed an ovary and I was told that I have one kidney. I am now pregnant - 11 weeks and waiting to be seen by hospital. Am concerned as I seem to be a bit lost in system - no special treatment. At the time of surgery, I was told that my remaining uterus was v small and any pregnancy would be high risk. My left side is feeling increasingly unconformable. What will happen after my booking in appt? thanks for any help...





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Now on implant and few weeks later I had a thick bit of skin that was quite big of a chunk. It just came out! Don't know why? Can u explain what is this? Also ever since that my breast are tender. I have a few bellyaches and my vagina is sore after sex when it wasn't before As it's not my first time.





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hello..please do tell me that why renal anomalies are more common with uterine anomalies?





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i have had du since i was 16 years old, when i had my first child, i was having a rough labor and went in for an emergency c-section when they found out i had 2 of everything. i was wondering now i have had 5 c-sections 8 pregnancies 5 in one side 3 in the other, i have 4 daughters one son, will my daughters be effected by this in anyway?





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After being told 3 years ago I only had 2 wombs & everything else was "normal" I had the complete shock yesterday of having a biopsy after "severely abnormal" smear results & discovering at 34 years old I have 2 of everything!! I was also told 3 years ago that the chances of me having children were slim to none. But after reading the stories on here I have been given a new lease of hope. Fingers crossed I get the all clear & 1 day I will be a mum. Thank you so much ladies, you have not only made my day, you have made my year. Good luck to all of you & your children :) x





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I got diagnosed with UD June 22, 2012. Had my surgery to remove my septum on July 20, 2012 b/c I wanted to be able to have ANOTHER vaginal delivery one day. Yes, I delivered vaginally a perfectly tiny but healthy baby girl in 2005 without any idea that i had a uterine condition. I was not diagnosed till this past year (7 years later). I went in to a new dr this past year b/c i was having pains during intercourse only to find out that it's b/c the septum which divided my vagina was compromised during my daughters delivery and needed to be removed. Have faith b/c although i did have a hard time pushing her out I did it through the septum and all. It was all natural and she was perfect. :)

Hi! I know a person who was diagnosed last year and told she wouldn't likely be able to have children. Well, shortly after the diagnosis she learned she was pregnant; she had an abortion almost immediately, which I was very shocked by. Then she became pregnant AGAIN and is now in the third trimester and delivery is right around the corner. Chin up! Don't give up on it! Good luck to you! (:





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