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What is uterus didelphys?

What is 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

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


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Is it possible to be diagnosed with uterus didelphys?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with uterus didelphys?

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

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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?

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?

See a specialist : Uterus didelphys is a double uterus and cervix. You would be at risk for preterm labor and delivery with a pregnancy. You may want to see a maternal fetal (high risk pregnancy) specialist for advice prior to conceiving. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help with uterus didelphys! ttc?

Help with uterus didelphys! ttc?

Proceed with caution: Your uterus is a true double uterus. Your doctor can perform an 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

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What is the difference between uterus didelphys and bicornuate? Can you tell the difference by a ultrasound and how?

What is the difference between uterus didelphys and bicornuate? Can you tell the difference by a 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

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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

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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?

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

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What are the chances of having twins when having double uterus? Is it even possible to have twins with uterus didelphys?

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