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Causes Of Uterus Didelphys
Double Uterus: In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. As the fetus develops, the tubes normally join to create one larger, hollow organ the uterus. Sometimes, however, the tubes don't join completely. Instead, each one develops into a separate structure. This condition is called double uterus (uterus didelphys). Treatment is needed only if a double uterus causes symptoms or complications. ...Read more
Sure: That condition is the presence of two separate uterine halves that developed independently during the period of organ development. There would be two cervices present inside the vagina. The diagnosis is often made by ultrasound but could be seen on a CT scan, MRI, or at the time of an abdominal surgery. ...Read more
I'm 20. I have uterus didelphys which i recently found out and I want to know what can I do to have a healthy uterus and a healthy baby in the future?
Proceed with caution: Your uterus is a true double uterus. Your doctor can perform a hsg to determine the sizes of each horn. This abnormality carries a risk of early and recurrent miscarriages, also the possibility of a breach pregnancy in addition to endometriosis related infertility. The kidneys need to be evaluated also for abnormalities since they develop at the same time as the uterus. ...Read more
No: No, the defect is present at birth and does not change. ...Read more
What is the difference between uterus didelphys and bicornuate? Can you tell the difference by an ultrasound and how?
MRI - Gold Standard:
MRI is the "gold standard" for categorizing uterine anomalies due to its 98-100% accuracy.
Uterine Didelphys has separate divergent uterine horns with uniformly separate endometrial cavities, two separate cervices and often a vaginal septum.
Bicornuate uterus has two widely devergent (>75%) uterine horns and a thick septum composed of myometrium. ...Read more
I just found out that i have uterus didelphys and my cervicis are tilted to the right. My doctor said I will never have kids, is this true?
Maybe: Since I haven't seen the HSG denoting the didelphys, I cannot tell if this is a complete malformation or the uterus on one side is reasonably normal and capable of containing a pregnancy or not. If you have doubts obtain a 2nd opinion from a board certified OB-GYN or Reproductive / Infertility specialist. ...Read more
I have uterus didelphys, am supposed to be 7wks. Went to ER got u/s, they saw a gestational sac& yolk sac, no fetal pole. Could dates be off?
Yes: All pregnancy dating scans are estimates. Even though a single date is given, the actual date could also be before the estimated date or after the estimated date. In this question's situation, one should follow-up with the Ob-Gyn doctor to discuss what the emergency was, that caused one to go to the Emergency Room where the ultrasound was done (something serious or emergent must have happened). ...Read more
What are the chances of having twins when having double uterus? Is it even possible to have twins with uterus didelphys?
Yes and yes: Having a uterine didelphys, to my knowledge, doesn't increase your chance of having twins. In order to have the most common type of twins, fraternal, your ovary has to release 2 eggs, so twins more dependent on ovary than on uterus. But yes, it's possible to have twins with this malformation of the uterus. ...Read more
Hi! I have always a prolonged menstruation (3mos)& I was also diagnosed with uterus didelphys. Does it have connection why im suffering from long mens?
My Wife has Uterus didelphys and has been Having signs and symptoms of Pregnecy and her last two periods have been very light and short stress or?
Preterm labor: Uterine didelphys is a term used to describe a uterus that has developed into a "heart-shaped" or "walled" cavity with a mid-line division. This irregularity means that a pregnancy will implant in one side and will not have the entire uterine cavity to develop. Smaller room for the baby increases the risk for premature labor. ...Read more
I have uterus didelphys, what are my chances of getting pregnant? I've been trying for a few years on and off.
My periods are clockwork regular ever 28 days, and super heavy due to uterus didelphys. My last period was lighter and 2 days? Should i be concerned?
No: Check a pregnancy test. If beg most likely to be just a light period. See how you do next month ...Read more
I have uterus didelphys, in ultrasound pelvis.1uter 6.9*3.0*4.1cm endo 9.1mm 2 uterine7.0*2.6*4.0 endo 8.2 mm r. Ovary 2.4*1.6cm lute 2.4*1.7cm normal?
It didelphys: Having this is not a normal finding, but there doesn't seem to be any abnormality with the sizes of the uteri, and there are no fibroids or abnormal cysts noted. ...Read more
Could be from many: Different causes, could be fibroids, or adenomyosis, or endometriosis, could be infection, or non uterine causes like the bladder which is located in front of the uterus or bowel problems, please see a gyn as you will need an exam and a pelvic ultrasound can be done to look at the uterus and tubes and ovaries ...Read more
Uterus flutter?: If not related to pregnancy, this is commonly due to loops of bowel that are surrounding the uterus. The bowel has small muscles in the walls that contract to push stool through. It's common to get a twitch or tic similar to what you may have felt in other parts of your body from time to time. It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Surgerendometriosis: Are two of the most common causes with pelvic inflammatory disease as another common cause. ...Read more
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
Minimal: A 2 centimeter cyst has a volume less than 5 cubic centimeters. When compared to the average uterine volume of about 60 to 80 cubic centimeters, a 2 centimeter fibroid would not result in a significant increase in the size of the uterus. However, over time a fibroid can result in a dramatic change in the size of a uterus due to its continual growth. ...Read more
Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn, it should never get to a critical point. ...Read more
No effect: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more
Normal findings...: If you've never been pregnant or it's been awhile since you were, your uterus can be quite small. Ovaries are sometimes just hard to find. They are small and not in a fixed location so they hide behind bowel gas, stool, or other structures in the pelvis. Small ovaries are hardly ever diseased. It's the enlarged ovaries we tend to worry about and they are easier to see. Best wished! ...Read more
Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more