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Doctor insights on: U Shaped Uterus

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What is a t shaped uterus caused by?

What is a t shaped uterus caused by?

Born that way : Uterine anomalies are something you are born with. Most are just in your genes. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


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Doctor says my uterus is "s" shaped, what does that mean?

Doctor says my uterus is "s" shaped, what does that mean?

Unsure: have never heard of an "S" shaped uterus. ? heart sharped? I would ask your doctor for a further explanation. ...Read more

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24wks pg. At last sono I noticed that from my the baby in uterus to my short, .4cm cervix was a large v-shaped void of nothing. Is this "funneling"?

24wks pg. At last sono I noticed that from my the baby in uterus to my short, .4cm cervix was a large v-shaped void of nothing. Is this "funneling"?

Hard to say: An experienced perinatologist would always want to see images or to at least know the sonographer or sonologist who did the ultrasound study. Therefore, we cannot provide an answer for you here. However, if you are already considered high risk due to short cervix and/or history of preterm labor or birth, you are probably in the care of OB or mfm (maternal-fetal medicine) and could contact them. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sister has a heart shaped uterus and one ovary. How likely is it that I have it too?

What can I do if my sister has a heart shaped uterus and one ovary. How likely is it that I have it too?

Unlikely : There's only remote chance that you would have the same abnormality. Those types of abnormalities form in utero. If you find yourself unable to conceive when you desire, see am infertility specialist! ...Read more

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Does a heart shaped uterus give bigger risks, of chances of miscarriages I've had 2 already and my uterus is not completely in half.?

Does a heart shaped uterus give bigger risks, of chances of miscarriages I've had 2 already and my uterus is not completely in half.?

Yes.: Arcuate or heart-shaped uterus (as any other mullerian anomaly: bicornuate, didelphic, septate, unicornuate) increase the risk of infertility and miscarriage should pregnancy occur, as well as previa, accreta, preterm birth, cesarean section and uterine rupture. Seek ob/gyn care, take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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I m 19 wk pregnant after ICSI, my dr think i hve slightly t-shaped uterus but she is NT sure, is dis still to worry while in 19 wk?on which week this can cause problem for me?any remedy?

See specialist: Consider seeing an MFM (maternal fetal medicine) specialist. They can take more detailed look via ultrasound and make recommendations if they think you are at risk for preterm labor. After delivery and postpartum period, consider a hysterosalpingogram (x-ray study of uterus and tubes) or MRI. Your reproductive specialist can schedule these. Ask your OB to get records from your infertility dr. ...Read more

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I was told I have a heart shaped uterus instead of pear. Will that cause any problems if i want to have a baby ?

Depends: If you have a true "heart shape uterus" also called "arcuate" then there is no increase risk. If you have a small septum in the uterus it can increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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I was told that because I have a heart shaped uterus, i can't deliver vaginally. Is this true? My baby was head down & everything, too. Thanks.

Usually ok : Most uterine anomalies still allow vaginal delivery especially if the baby is head down. Ask for an explanation from your doctor. Perhaps there were other reasons. ...Read more

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I have had 4 miscarriages now I have been told I have a heart shaped uterus and a week uterus will i ever be able to have a baby mc at 16w 13w 8w 8w?

I have had 4 miscarriages now I have been told I have a heart shaped uterus and a week uterus will i ever be able to have a baby mc at 16w 13w 8w 8w?

Yes: I would recommend you see an rei doctor. They may need to perform surgery to increase your chances. I'm so sorry for your losses. That must be so hard. My heart goes out to you. Definitely you likely will be able to carry a pregnancy, but see this specialist for assistance. ...Read more

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I have a t-shaped uterus & use mirena (levonorgestrel). I also have a small fibroid. Should i be worried about removal considering the narrowness of my uterus?

I have a t-shaped uterus & use mirena (levonorgestrel). I also have a small fibroid.  Should i be worried about removal considering the narrowness of my uterus?

Probably not: What are you worried about removing, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) or the fibroid? You should not have to worry about removal of mirena (levonorgestrel). The small fibroid can stay put if not causing you any difficulties. ...Read more

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I have a heart shaped uterus, the doctors said it's going to be really hard to get pregnant, maybe impossible, is this true?

I have a heart shaped uterus, the doctors said it's going to be really hard to get pregnant, maybe  impossible, is this true?

Not necessarily: A bicornuate uterus or septated uterus can indeed appear "heart-shaped" but I have many patients who conceive normally & only discover the uterine anomaly at c-section or other surgery. You have a higher chance of a breech presentation at delivery (less room for the infant to turn) or preterm labor for the same reason. No reason to worry unless you have a large septum. Please discuss with an ob. ...Read more

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How does a heart shaped uterus affect fertility and pregnancy?

How does a heart shaped uterus affect fertility and pregnancy?

Only pregnancy: Generally infertility not affected but pregnancy may be complicated by premature rupture of membranes, preterm contractions and preterm labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnency with heart shaped uterus with regular periods from 3 months ?

Can i get pregnency with heart shaped uterus with regular periods from 3 months ?

Usu. not a problem: As the daughter of a woman with a "heart-shaped" uterus and, al,so having a "heart-shaped" uterus, being the mother of a daughter, I can say that this caused no problems with conception. It may result in breech positioning of the fetus. The medical name for this shape is bicornuate. There are likely degrees of shape and size that may influence things, so discuss your own shape with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a heart shaped uterus, can this cause irregular bleedings? Im on the pill and this happens like 2 times a year

I have a heart shaped uterus, can this cause irregular bleedings?  Im on the pill and this happens like 2 times a year

Shouldn't be: A bicornuate uterus (heart shaped) can have a septum or even a side of the uterus that doesn't connect to the cervix. If this were the case, you'd have painful cycles more often +/- abnormal bleeding. With your symptoms, i doubt the shape has anything to do with it. Continue the ocps and occasional break-through bleeding is to be expected. Twice a year is not bad. ...Read more

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Can bicornuate uterus be a reason for irregular shaped gestational sac if hCG and yolk are good?

Can bicornuate uterus be a reason for irregular shaped gestational sac if hCG and yolk are good?

A bicornuate: Uterus can have different degrees. I do not think that this should affect the shape of the sac. In fact, if there is a yolk sac and the bhcg is going up i would trynot to worry too much about sac shape. Not much u can do anyway and those ultrasound bills can add up. Gd luc. ...Read more

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If I have a fibroid of 22mm on the back wall of the uterus and it is making the uterus slightly heart shaped will this affect a pregnancy?

Probably not: A fibroid's effect on fertility is a long standing debate in gynecology. This is a relatively small fibroid and unless it is impinging and/or protruding into the uterine cavity, it will probably not effect a pregnancy. Pregnancy will, however, usually lead to increase in size of the fibroid due to the rise in estrogen that occurs. Fibroids respond to elevation in estrogen levels by growing. ...Read more

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I've arcuate shaped uterus measures 7.7 * 4.2 * 5.5 cm & mural fibroid mass 13 mm , Do I've any pregnancy problem on the long term , I'm 30 year ?

I've arcuate shaped uterus measures 7.7 * 4.2 * 5.5 cm & mural fibroid mass 13 mm , Do I've any pregnancy problem on the long term , I'm 30 year ?

Implantations issues: You may have issues with implantation and not initial conception as the fibroid or shape of the uterus may not allow proper fertilized ovum placement. ...Read more

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32weeks pregnant with a heart shaped uterus and having lower back cramping along with pressure in pelvic area. Could the baby have dropped?

32weeks pregnant with a heart shaped uterus and having lower back cramping along with pressure in pelvic area. Could the baby have dropped?

Could: It is likely unrelated to uterine shape; you may have contractions which are normal but if recurrent go see your doc. Back pain is not unusual but the pain from contractions can refer to the back. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hcg level on 4/14 was 1299 & on 4/16 is 1288. Transvaginal ultrasound on 4/14 showed an irregularly shaped fluid collection in my uterus. Miscarriage?

Hcg level on 4/14 was 1299 & on 4/16 is 1288. Transvaginal ultrasound on 4/14 showed an irregularly shaped fluid collection in my uterus. Miscarriage?

Missed pregnancy: Hcg should have at least doubled in the 48 hour window. Decreasing HCG signifies a failed, or 'missed' pregnancy. Be sure to follow up with the doctor who ordered your blood test. ...Read more

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When i do sit ups, i can feel a pear-shaped,hard bulge between my pelvic bones and lower abdomen. Is this my uterus? If so , why is it so high up?

When i do sit ups, i can feel a pear-shaped,hard bulge between my pelvic bones and lower abdomen. Is this my uterus? If so , why is it so high up?

Doctor can evaluate: If a woman is slim, a bulge should be easy for the doctor to find. So, one should see the doctor and demonstrate how the bulge appears. Normally, unless pregnant, there isn't a big uterus popping out of the pelvis into the lower abdomen (although that can happen in cases of big fibroids or other abdominal/pelvic masses). ...Read more

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My uterus is sideways what does this mean? Can u helo me, with some helpful information please.

My uterus is sideways what does this mean? Can u helo me, with some helpful information please.

Sideways uterus: It just means its tilted in a different direction - its a normal variant and there is nothing wrong with you or your uterus so dont worry! ...Read more

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Told years ago i had retroverted uterus, u/s confirmed.Then two years ago u/s said anteverted and then one year ago said retroverted again! how?

Told years ago i had retroverted uterus, u/s confirmed.Then two years ago u/s said anteverted and then one year ago said retroverted again! how?

"Lost in space": The uterus is supported by ligaments that allow it to be moveable in space and not fixed in a certain position forever. That is the "flip side" of your question. ...Read more

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U/s report said i had a retroverted uterus. Three months later, u/s said it was anteverted and then 6 month later u/s report said retroverted?Why?

U/s report said i had a retroverted uterus. Three months later, u/s said it was anteverted and then 6 month later u/s report said retroverted?Why?

May depend on how: Full your bladder was. A full bladder will lift the uterus up. An empty bladder provides room in the anterior pelvis for the uterus to drop into.

Also, were both us examinations the same? Transvaginal would have an empty bladder and transabdominal a full bladder.

Finally, having stool in the rectum and sigmoid colon would displace the uterus upwards and forward. ...Read more

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Is it possible for placenta to desperate from uterus from heavy lifting? And would u know if it happened?

Is it possible for placenta to desperate from uterus from heavy lifting? And would u know if it happened?

Placental abruption: If the placenta deprecated from the uterus you would experience severe abdominal cramping that sometimes results in bleeding that is hidden behind the placenta, and sometimes comes out... You would also have abdominal pain. ...Read more