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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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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...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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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?

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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Hi docs, would a bicornuate uterus make an abortion more difficult/impossible?

Hi docs, would a bicornuate uterus make an abortion more difficult/impossible?

Depends...: Bicornuate uteri can potentially make a surgical abortion more difficult. Whenever a uterus does not have normal anatomy an ultrasound is usually used to help complete the procedure safely. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a woman with a bicornuate uterus conceiving on both sides?

What is the probability of a woman with a bicornuate uterus conceiving on both sides?

It's possible: If you conceive and have twins, one in each side (horn) of the bicornuate uterus, you should consult a physician specializing in high risk obstetrics, a field known as maternal fetal medicine or perinatology. At age 48, there are additional risks if you conceive and you should be counselled and followed carefully, if it is you and not a family member. ...Read more

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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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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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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

Uterus (Definition)

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