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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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Hi Chastity, I don't know what type of syndrome you would be talking about. If you have an example or know of it let me know.





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I always had very long painful periods. At age 22 when I got married I found sex to be very painful and always followed by bleeding. I visit the doctor and they discovered I had a double uterus, vagina and a bilateral duplicated urinary system. I had the septum removed which separated my vagina making sex more pleasant. At that time they told me I could never have children. They said if I got pregnant I would miscarry. I did get pregnant twice, each time I carried my babies to full term an delivered naturally. Both children were conceived in the right uterus.





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At the age of 26 I was diagnosed with didelphus uterus, I was very concern because I wanted to be able to get pregnant, at the age of 29 I decided to try and finally one year later I was pregnant. I have a beautiful daughter, she is 4 now. My pregnancy was completely normal and I ended up having a C section. My sister has been trying to have a baby but she has had 2 miscarriages, her doctor found that she has bicornuate uterus. They told her to keep trying but I have read that that type of condition requires surgery. is it true?





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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.

I have the same condition a double uterus. When I spoke to my consultant I was concerned for my younger sibling's that they may have the same condition I have but I was told it is not like that, it's unlikely they will have my condition. But I'd still advise you to get checked you never know.

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 had 2 periods every month and very painful I was getting birth control and tried several different types nothing worked to ease the pain or regulate my periods I had to have laproscopic surgery come to find out I had 2 working uterus and endometriosis on both they removed the growths from the endometriosis and it came back like 2 months later so even after all the shots and birth control and being severe Animic I had to have a complete hysterectomy at age 21

My friends daughter is in her 30's and has exactly the same things go on as your daughter. It sounds like the exact same person it's so similar. Does she happen to have a syndrome that you know of? Very interested in this, as my friend never knew what her daughter had exactly.





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