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Conditions

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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I'm 16 yrs old and my mum has Uterus Didelphys and she had very heavy long periods and I do as well they can last up to 3 weeks for me and they are very heavy Could there be a chance I have it too??





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I have a double uterus and always had very heavy lengthy periods, for which I had a hysterectomy in my 30's, I had eleven pregnancys which resulted in 4 baby's all earlyish, 6 early miscarriages and one late ( at the time nobody bothered about such things , thank goodness things have changed) My daughter has a bi cornate uterus and she had one baby full term and one at 30 weeks. Her daughter -my grandaughter has alway s had heavy periods but we're told they would only investigate if or when she was pregnant, she is now 10 weeks pregnant and they have said they will check when she has her next scan in four weeks, the midwife presumes a double uterus could have shown by now but she is very interested in the next scan as she has never had a mum with this under her care. My children are all grown up now and medical care is so different now, it used to be you pregnant so get on with it so I am sure you will be fine, my grandaught is so excited waiting for her baby.

My 32 year old daughter has a double uterus and suffers severe cramps, loss of energy and lots of bleeding during her periods. Are there any advances in helping with these symptoms for someone with my daughter's situation?





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Hi my name is Dee and i'm 21 years old. I've been diagnosed by my Obgyne with 2 cervixes and two vagina. Is that okay ? am i going to have a problem in the future ? Like, when i do intercourse ? or getting pregnant and deliver a baby ?I hope you can answer me when my concern. Thank you and have a good day ! :-)





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I have recently been diagnosed with a double uterus and had my first gyny appointment but he didn't really tell me anythin just said he'll see me in 6 months! How do I know if I have a septum or not?





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They can see if you have a septum with an ultrasound. I was told that I had bi-cornuate uterus but no doctor would talk to me until I was ready to start having kids. It was after my first miscarriage that they did the ultrasound to really see if I had a septum. I did not, but if you do there is surgery to remove it.

Hi my name is nicole im a flipino. I am 15 yrs old from now . my 1st menstruation is normal and my second menstruation is abnormal it takes 2 weeks and 4 days then i consult my doctor and my doctor told me to have a ultra sound. after the ultra sound i already know that i have a 2 uterus.can i have a chance to have a baby at my future?.





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Thanks everyone for your shares. I've been to SO many obgyns and fertility doctors, without any success on the pregnancy front. (I am able to conceive very easily, and have conceived in both uteruses but have always miscarried between 6-12 wks (7 times). We have tried donor eggs and still no success. I have given up on the fertility front but I would like to understand my body better and am looking for an expert in the field of study of uterus didelphy. Three of my pregnancies have been when my husband and I were NOT trying and we have no clue how I got pregnant. I have wondered if my uteri act independently, (have their own menses.) This leads me to wonder if when one uterus is carrying a pregnancy, the other uterus causes a miscarriage when it starts its period. I just would love to understand my body better but it seems like very little funding has ever gone into studying this condition. Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find information that is more current than what the Finnish doctor PK Heinonen documented over 20 years ago? Thanks!





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Hello my daughter is now sixteen and was born with one kidney, bi-lateral hearing loss and a didelphys uterus with two cervix. She also had a vaginal septum but had to have it removed when she started having her period and the blood had no where to flow to on the left side. It gave her tremendous pain and had to travel hours away to find a doctor that would even take her. She is much better now but her periods are very inconsistent. She will have it for a few days then maybe in a week have another one for a few days and it has always been like that. She also gets really bad cramps and headaches and usually stays home from school that day because she can barley move. I never write on these things but I'm glad to learn of other people who live with this. I got much more from reading the post then from a lot of the articles I've read.





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Birth control pills/patch will regulate her periods so that she will only have one "normal" period a month. It will change her life.

I have a tiny bit of flesh between the urethral orifice and vagina, it kinda pokes out, it feels and looks natural but desnt look it, it looks like a mini tongue almost, its tiny, like 0.2cm long but im worried, is this UD or uncommon but normal and safe, had it forever. Diagrams dont help D: Not a virgin, but 18 and never pregnant.





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I'm Nan. I'm almost 49yrs old and was diagnosed at the age of 19. Can I start with the fact that I am quite disgusted that our condition is under a topic called "Embarrassing Bodies". I spent nearly 6 years feeling like I was a freak of nature and it wasn't until I found a great ob/gyn at UofM and then at St Joseph to make me feel as if my body was healthy and normal and they would do everything to help me carry a baby full term. Which I did three times. All C sects. All three beautiful and strong. My condition was caused due to my mother taking a drug called DES in the 60's to control miscarriages. It caused reproductive anomalies in the fetus. Ladies, don't be scared. Ask questions. Get to know your bodies. Many of you have asked how is an annual done? YOU will tell the dr when they are on the right and on the left. You will ensure that all the proper tests are run. When you walk into your exam room you will check the counter and say "I need two cups for paps". You control this. Do not be ashamed or freaked or embarrassed. Shame on Channel 4 for making us feel that way too.





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That's so true it's not a condition to feel shameful.

looking for gyno experienced in this. Can you tell me who in the A2 area you went to?

My question is for those with double uterus and going through menopause. I was told that I didn't have additional hormones because of this . I'm 49 and have been going through menopause for the past 10 years. For the last 2 years I have been extremely frank at all costs to everyone, bosses, children, mother, boyfriend etc. People that I love very much. I seem to have lost all patience with everyone. I've had cervical cancer and can't take anything for my hormones. Is this causing menopause to be "double" hard to handle??? I want to know of more side effects if any.

I am 33 years old mother of 8 yrs old boy. Was reading how common my condition is!! I suffer UD with full seperation, i still have my left hymen intact. I had my son in my right womb and had a C Section at 32 weeks gestation. Suffered twin miscarriage in 2009 and last week suffered an ectopic pregnency resulting in my right tube removed. The gyno could not even enter my left womb to see whether it is functional. We want our second child and it all seems impossible now!!I have been told to get the left hymen surgically removed, then try conceive for 6 months, if it did not work then get referred for IVF. I can say how dofficult it is to live with two utrus, both sides bleed when they want to!!





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Hi! I was told that I had a bicornuate uterus when I was 21, that they couldn't see why I would necessarily have problems conceiving but I would have a 50/50 chance of giving birth naturally. I'm 27 now and had my first child at 25. My partner and I conceived after 3 months. I developed preclampsia during late pregnancy and my daughter had to be delivered by c-section at 37 weeks. I have been experiencing symptoms of discharge and pain for just over a year now, with numerous examinations being done. I finally had my results from an MRI scan this evening and was told that my "bicornuate uterus" was a misdiagnosis, and that I in fact have, uterine didelphys. The gynecologist discussed with me this evening the possibility of surgery to improve the symptoms I've been having. All the best of luck to your daughter, and as easier said than done as it is, please tell her to remain positive. I too thought I'd have difficulties conceiving and carrying a child, but for the most part, conceiving was fairly quick and my pregnancy was fairly straight forward. I know that will not be everyone's experience, and it may not even be mine if I choose to have another child, but there is hope :)





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