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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 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?

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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 :)

My daughter was diagnosed with uterine dydelphis at age 11. She is now 12 and is having g issues with her period. She has 2 uteri, 2 cervix, 2 ovaries, and a septum down her vagina. I have been a stressed wreck wondering what her future would hold. Dr told her that her chance of having children would be 20%. She does not quite know the full detail of her diagnosis and I'm not sure when and how to tell her. Do any of you ladies have any helpful insight. She is very mature for her age and she is very intellegant young lady.





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I have the same as your daughter, I found out after I had a miscarriage. I have two healthy daughters, one from each uterus (two years apart) both born by c section, I was also told by a doctor that I would be unlikely to have children. Explain your daughter's condition to her, Google it with her, you'll find lots of great information online. X

My name is Brenda. I am 31 and I had the same thing. I found out my senior year of high school. I have 2 beautiful children. My daughter is almost 5 and my son is three months old. I was not even sure if I could have children. After my husband and I decided to start trying it took around 9 months. I carried her for 33 weeks and had her by csection. When trying for my son it took us much longer. It took about 3 1/2 years with one miscarriage in between. I carried each baby on a different side. My daughter was on the left which I was told was the larger of the two sides. Then my son was on the right. I carried him 38 weeks also delivered by csection. My septum wall went all the way to my vagina as well. I did have part of it removed vaginally. I also have always had heavy periods. They only got worse with age. Cramps, migraines, vomiting the works. Birth control helped but her options are limited. But her future for children is not a lost dream. It just might take her some time when she gets old enough to start having children. After my son we knew we were done so I had a hysterectomy because that was the only way to get rid of my periods. I wish you all the best of luck and I hope this helped your stress. :).

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Hi, my name is Jennifer I'm 19 years old I found out I have a double uterus when I was 18. I was in extreme pain a whole month the doctors didn't know why. I didn't have my period at all that month not even spotting, I asked the doctors if I could be pregnant? They said no the tests came back as negative. They did ultra sounds even the 3D one and they printed out papers of my results and told me my pain I have to learn to control it on my own. I scared I never heard of it before until they showed me the papers explaining it.





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Hi I was diagnosed in February 2013 age 30 after suffering a miscarriage and having to have a d and c followed by a laparotomy due to a rupture caused by the d and c surgery. I have 2 of everything with a septum dividing everything from the top of my wombs to my vagina openings!! although i can only conceive and carry on the right. I have 2 beautiful boys age 6 and 3. My first son took 14 months to conceive and my second was a miracle baby as we only tried for 1 month! My pregnancies were normal with no complications, I carried full term but both were c sections due to being breech babies. I would love another child but since finding out about my condition and suffering the miscarriage I am a little scared, it's as if knowing is worse than not knowing to a certain extent. But all I will say to any woman with this condition who wants a child is to keep trying, miracles can happen. My boys are proof of this as my gynaecologist told me I am lucky to have children. All the very best to you all





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I Have Just recently Had Miscarriage At 11 Weeks Where I Learnt I Also Have A Double Uterus, Cervix And A Vaginal Septum.. The Septum Is Blockin The Left Uterus And Cervix, So Only The Right Side Is Conceivable. They Want To Do Surgery To Remove The Septum But I Am Worried If Will Cause More Pain and Complications With Sex.. Has Anyone Had This Procedure And Have Any Insight Into it





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My name is Brenda. I had my part of my septum walk removed vaginally and it actually helped in the comfort of sex. Before it was really painful. Always uncomfortable. After the surgery is was not bad at all.

I Have Never Had A Problem with Sex... I Didn't Even Know Anything Was Wrong Until After My Miscarriage! So Removing The Septum Isn't A Matter For Comfort As Much As It Is To Give Access To The 2ND Uterus... That Is Why On Afraid Of The Procedure Will Make Sex Uncomfortable Where It Isn't Uncomfortable Before It... IftThat Make Sense. lol

How an annual examination should be carried out with this type of condition?





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I have a double uterus with two cervices and a vaginal septum, and have gone through a handful of gynos to find the one that best understands and can work with it. Because of the septum, it isn't possible to examine and swab both cervices during an annual pap smear (as one doctor tried to convince me it was). They need to check each cervix separately, making sure the speculum is placed correctly each time (so they don't accidentally check the right one twice and think one was the left, or whatever). My doctor examines one side and then puts a swab on that side of the septum to mark it, so she can make sure she's accurately checking the other cervix next. Anyway, hope that helps explain some things. As far as medical anomalies go, it's kind of cool, except for the paying for two annual pap smear tests at once thing...

Hi im kayla and im from united states and after having my daughter which is 2 and having miscarried 3 times last one was laat week they said my uterus looked as it was split and branched off at the bottom in two directions and said it would b really difficult for me to concieve if not b able to have kids period and was wondering how i had my daughter without having a difficult pregnancy. I was wondering what other women out there thought bout my condition Thanks





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Hi, my name 's Sandra. I have 2 uterus but only 1 cervix. However, my right uterus is giving me horrible problems as it does not have a hole for menstrual blood to flow. Is it a big risk if I cut the right uterus out? Will there be a chance of me getting pregnant with only the left uterus? Thanks.

HI I have recently been diagnosed with having 2 uteruses & 2 vaginas however the doctor states i have only 1 cervex, is this possible? he seemed certain with the results. As i am out of the UK for a few more months he said when i return i need an operation to correct this. If an operation is neccessary can you tell me about this procedure to give me an idea of what to expect please? Many thanks!!! javina





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Hi I'm 19 and currently found out I have this uterus didelphys, I have had the operation to remove partial due to infection, I've had the right womb right ovary and right Fallopian tube removed and it is a lot better since the operation as no pain now as there was severe pain before the op, and it doesn't cause more complications with sex it's now been 6 weeks since my op and sex is back to normal although my hormones were all over the place after the op! I'm now currently waiting on another MRI scan date to check my insides, Hope this helps hunnie x

Hi my name is Yna 23 from the Philippines. I had uterus didelphys and 1 cervix too. When I was 15 I was having unimaginable pain every time I had my period. The doctors found out that there was blood on my right ovary because it could not flow out. When I was 17 my ob gyne made a new hole for my right uterus but it was so high so she told me I had to dilate it always. After 4 years the hole closed and she advised me to have the right one removed since it is pracfically useless because my right ovary was removed years ago. Now I only have 1 uterus and 1 ovary but my Ob gyne said I can still conceive in the future. I just want to ask has anyone ever had kidney problems here along with their UD? I was told that since I was born with UD it came with only 1 kidney too. Lately whenever I have my period my left back would be in pain.





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