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Septate Vs Bicornuate Uterus
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got my mirena 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 or aleve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why did my dr tell me i might be a candidate to have a septum removed when they diagnosed me with a bicornuate uterus?
Big difference: There is a big difference between a septum and a bicornuate uterus. . A septum is a divider of your uterus but the outside of the uterus is normal. It can be excised. But, i would need to know how deep does the septum go down. If it is a little it might not be warranted. A consult with a reproductive endocrinologist might clarify the question. ...Read more
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
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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