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Doctor insights on: Bicornuate Uterus Pregnancy Complications

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi we did unprotected sex for pregnancy, hav bicornuate uterus. I had v.v.v little brown bleeding before 5 days of periods. Is it periods or pregnancy?

Hi we did unprotected sex for pregnancy, hav bicornuate uterus. I had v.v.v little brown bleeding before 5 days of periods. Is it periods or pregnancy?

Likely periods: This is likely periods because if you were pregnant, periods would be suppressed for a while even if unfortunately you miscarried. It would reset your period dates. It sometimes takes a few sexual acts through multiple cycles to get pregnant. So don't worry. If you fail to conceive, see an Ob Gyn. ...Read more

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I have a 46-48 menses and a bicornuate uterus. My lmc was 9/29/15. I've had all the pregnancy symptom but I started bleeding red yesterday. Pregnant?

I have a 46-48 menses and a bicornuate uterus. My lmc was 9/29/15. I've had all the pregnancy symptom but I started bleeding red yesterday. Pregnant?

Do a pregnancy test: There is no need to guess when there are accurate and sensitive tests readily available. Your risk of bleeding early in pregnancy is increased with a bicornuate uterus. ...Read more

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What's the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with a bicornuate uterus, pcos and had a unilateral salphingeo opherectomy but have regular periods??

What's the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with a bicornuate uterus, pcos and had a unilateral salphingeo opherectomy but have regular periods??

Always a chance: There is always a chance that pregnancy can occur if the bicornuate uterus has no septum and the cavity is large enough to allow for implantation and maintenance of the developing pregnancy. As long as there is one good ovary and Fallopian tube "natural" conception is possible as noted by your regular periods. IF not, IVF (in vitro fertilization) may be considered. ...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?

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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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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Docs can you explain what is a bicornuate uterus and its cons?

Docs can you explain what is a bicornuate uterus and its cons?

Bicornuate uterus: During development the uterus starts as two horns that come together and eventually form one cavity. If this doesn't happen completely you can have a bicornuate uterus. Many women have no issues with this, but it can increase miscarriage rates and if one horn is small (rudimentary), it can increase pregnancy complications as well. ...Read more

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Is there an association between infertility and a bicornuate uterus?

Is there an association between infertility and a bicornuate uterus?

Not really: A bicornuate uterus can increase your risk for preterm delivery, but is usually not associated with infertility. The problem is that this is often misdiagnosed and confused with a septate uterus which can increase the risk for miscarriage. It is important to see a specialist - a board certified or eligible reproductive endocrinologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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On an ultrasound of my uterus and ovaries the report noted: incidental note is made of a septate versus bicornuate uterus" what does this mean?

On an ultrasound of my uterus and ovaries the report noted: incidental note is made of a septate versus bicornuate uterus" what does this mean?

Abnormalities: These are both birth defects of the uterus which fertility specialists see commonly. A bicornuate uterus is shaped mickey mouse's head and a septate uterus has strand of tissue dividing the cavity into 2 parts. Your gyn may want to do an evaluation or refer you to a specialist since these conditions can sometimes (not always) affect pregnancies in the future. ...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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I just got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out and was told that during removal it wouldn't hurt. I screamed it hurt so bad! What would cause it to hurt like that? I have a bicornuate uterus.

I just got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out and was told that during removal it wouldn't hurt. I screamed it hurt so bad! What would cause it to hurt like that? I have a bicornuate uterus.

Cramps.: Your uterine anomaly could certainly explain the unusual pain from iud removal. Preparation with Arthrotec can prevent such discomfort. Cervical manipulation and uterine contractions can cause cramps that should gradually get better and respond to nsaids such as Motrin tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have had a lot of nausea, even thrown up and dry heaved. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 1 year but also have a bicornuate uterus. What is the cause?

For 2 weeks I have had a lot of nausea, even thrown up and dry heaved. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 1 year but also have a bicornuate uterus. What is the cause?

Different possiblity: First, Mirena (levonorgestrel) is usually not recommended for uteruses that are physcially abnormal like large distorting fibroids or bicornuate uterus.

Always test for pregnancy. If negative, then the Mirena (levonorgestrel) may not be the issue. Gastritis, viral inection, ulcers are a few thoughts. I would see my doctor for evaluation since it has been going on for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is a septate/bicornuate uterus?

What is a septate/bicornuate uterus?

Uterine Division: During embryonic development, the uterus forms as 2 tubes fuse together. The area where they join is supposed to go away and leave an empty uterine cavity. Sometimes this doesn't happen normally and the uterus is divided into two sides. There are many ways this can happen. There can be a right and left uterus (bicornuate) or just a partial division down the middle of the uterus (septum). ...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

Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

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