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What causes a bicornuate uterus ?

What causes a bicornuate uterus
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Embryologic variatio: Formation of organ systems of the embryo complete by end of third month; at a critical point, male or female sex organs differentiate. The mullerian ducts will resorb entirely in the male, and form the uterus in female. But top of these ducts may not fuse and become double-headed (bicorneate). In young women this is often not known until pregnant, and they would be considered high risk for probs. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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If u have a bicornuate uterus is it hereditary?

If u have a bicornuate uterus is it hereditary?

No: A bicornuate uterus is a developmental defect that happens as the uterus is being formed. It is not a genetic defect and would not be inherited. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the septate/bicornuate uterus?

See below: It's a uterus that has an extra piece of tissue that walls off the uterus into 2 sections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the septate/bicornuate uterus?

Can you tell me about the septate/bicornuate uterus?

U. is div'd internal: It is an anatomic variant in which the uterus is divided internally by a tissue septum ...Read more

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Could a bicornuate uterus make an abortion more difficult/impossible?

Could a bicornuate uterus make an abortion more difficult/impossible?

Not necessarily: Any abnormal anatomy could potentially make the procedure more difficult. It all depends on the expertise of the provider. ...Read more

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Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Yes: It is possible to get pregnant with bicornuate uterus. Just be sexually active in your fertile phase. Take your prenatal vitamins. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter just found out she has a bicornuate uterus. Will it cave in more over time?

Double horn: The bicornuate uterus is one of several possible defects in the normal formation of the uterus. Simply stated, a normal vagina is attached to a uterus with 2 chambers (r/l) with a silhouette more like a heart than the normal pear shape. The central division maintains the same proportions as the rest of the structure with growth. Some can have normal pregnancies in either horn, some do not. ...Read more

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Told I have a bicornuate uterus at my 11w2d ultrasound, but dr didn't want to discuss until my 18w u/s. Should I decrease my 50min 5x/wk lap swims?

No need to change: If your physician has cleared you for moderate physical activity, you should be fine. Your bicornuate uterus should not place you at increased risk of pregnancy loss in your first trimester, but be sure to notify your physician if you note any changes. ...Read more

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