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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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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Can a bicornuate uterus be a cause of dysmenorrhea? I've always had severe cramps, got checked out & the only thing they found was bicornuate uterus.

Can a bicornuate uterus be a cause of dysmenorrhea? I've always had severe cramps, got checked out & the only thing they found was bicornuate uterus.

Possibly: A bicornuate uterus, is a partially split uterus that has formed in the shape of a heart, with two “horns” or areas at the top of the uterus. Like any abnormality in the shape of the uterus, bicornuate uterus can cause dysmenorrhea. More importantly, bicornuate uterus can cause recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, or fetal growth retardation, but successful term pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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IUD placed and later an US found I had a bicornuate uterus. If the IUD still causes pain due to it being shifted will insurance cover removal of IUD?

IUD placed and later an US found I had a bicornuate uterus. If the IUD still causes pain due to it being shifted will insurance cover removal of IUD?

Depends on Policy: Medical insurance policies are differ regarding coverage for women's or reproductive services. You need to check with your insurance carrier and if needed have your MD write a supplemental note + the ICD 10 codes that the IUD was removed for a specific medical reason if a claim is filed. ...Read more

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What causes a bicornuate uterus?

What causes a bicornuate uterus?

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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I recently miscarried at 7 weeks. Diagnosed with IGA and possibly IGG deficiency. Also have bicornuate uterus. Can IGG and IGA def. Cause miscarriage?

I recently miscarried at 7 weeks. Diagnosed with IGA and possibly IGG deficiency. Also have bicornuate uterus. Can IGG and IGA def. Cause miscarriage?

Clarification: See your doctor to go over the test results to get clarification. It is unclear here if your doctor was testing IgG and IgA as part of an antiphospholipid antibody workup for miscarriage or if you are referring to the genetic disorder of the immune system referred to as IgA deficiency. The impact on pregnancy depends on the diagnosis. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Incontinence (Definition)

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Bladder Problems (Definition)

In a broad sense, bladder problems may be defined as any undesirable changes affecting its ability to comfortably store the urine and ...Read more