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What Are The Effects Of Uterus Didelphys On Pregnancy
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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 has connection why im suffering from long mens?
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?
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
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
None!: 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
If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?
Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions. (smushed appearance,) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery. ...Read more
During my two pregnancies uterus was anterverted. After second child it was retroverted. Now it s anterverted. Is that normal to be changing shape.
Uterus: Anteverted and retroverted uterus is not about the shape of the uterus, it is about the position of it. Possibly the pregnancies stretched the ligaments supporting it and it's changed its position. Both positions are well within the normal range, though. ...Read more
32 centimeters: The fundal height is measured from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. At about 20 weeks gestation the top of the uterus is typically 20 centimeters above the pubis - and from that time until about 34 weeks the uterus will grow at about one centimeter each week. By 32 weeks the uterus should measure about 32 centimeters above the pubis. ...Read more
Defer to Obstetricia: Can't answer this properly as I have not been involved with obstetrics directly for the past 20 years. There may be many new modalities and treatments I am not aware of. It would be best to refer this question to an obstetrician. ...Read more
Maybe but: A pregnancy test is more reliable.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Uterine enlargement can be from a variety of conditions such as fibroids or adenomyosis both of which may affect future fertility. Enlargement may also be from carrying pregnancies. In other words, the reason for uterine enlargement needs to be determined to answer your question. ...Read more
Not really: This may make things a little more challenging to see. ...Read more