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    I have been diagnosed with a Bicornuate Uterus.
    Misscarried @ 16.5weeks




    Would love to hear from anyone who has a Bicornuate Uterus.

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    Hi Margeo - I`m sorry to hear of your loss. You`ll find lots of support here from girls who have also been through losses.

    I have a bicornuate uterus, I didn`t know until I was 9 weeks pregnant with #1, I was just told that all my babies will be breech because of the shape of my uterus.

    I carried #1 till 40weeks, 6 days and he was head down but I had to have a c/s with him due to other reasons.

    I fell pregnant with #2 when #1 was 5.5 months, I conceived twins but loss one at 6 weeks, I`m now nearly 37 weeks pregnant with my baby boy and again he is head down.

    What were you told about your Bicornuate uterus?

    Take Care

    Dee

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    Hi Dee,

    Well, firstly they have said that with a Bicornuate uterus there is not much room for a baby to grow and there is a chance your baby can be born premature, also was told miscarriages are more common in a woman with a uterus like mine. My OB also mentioned something about removal of a septum in the uterus. If that is removed it [U]might help the next pregnancy to go fullterm.

    I am just hanging on, as it was my first I do believe if I try again I could be lucky.

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    Hi margeo,

    I just wanted to say how sorry i am for the loss of your baby. I dont know anything about bicornuate uterus's but I lost my first daughter Katelyn at 18 weeks so i am here for you if you want to talk. Losing a baby is a terrible thing to go through and i am sorry that this has happened to you. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Love Sarah xx

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    Hi there Margeo.

    My sister in law has a bicornate uterus. She lost her first at about 19w, and has gone on to have a healthy baby boy, naturally, at 38 weeks, recently.

    It is more common to have premature or breech babies if you have a bicornate uterus. It is more common to have second trimester losses. However, with appropriate supervision from a specialist, it is more than possible to have a healthy baby.

    Best wishes, I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss. I know your little one will always be watching over you.

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    Hi Margeo,

    Just wanted to post to let you know that I am sorry to hear about your loss. Big hugs I hope that the reason you miscarried had nothing to do with the shape of your uterus and was instead just "one of those things".

    I'm slightly reluctant to tell you that I have a bicornuate uterus... Gus is my first baby and I carried him until 29wks but it was a difficult pregnancy. I had to spend most of the pregnancy on bed and couch rest and then the last few weeks in hospital on total bed rest. I bled heavily between wks 5 and 19. Then at wk 19 I started heavily leaking amniotic fluid and then at 23 wks Gus's sak completely ruptured. Aaghhh - but as they say all's well that ends well. I now have an 11month old gorgeous little boy. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. xx

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    Hello,

    I lost my baby girl two months ago at 21 1/2 weeks, my waterbroke at 20 1/2 weeks. I will be going through some tests to see if I have a malformed uterus? or septum? I am really nervous about the results, I haven't been able to sleep well for over a week now.


    Deb - 27
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    Miscarriage October 2005
    Ava born sleeping April 25/06

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    Margeo - Im really sorry to hear of your loss sweetheart. Wish there was something that could be said or done to ease what you are feeling right now - but I know there isnt.

    I have been diagnosed with a very slight bicornuate uterus, and have been told it shouldnt effect things - however as you can see by my signature - I certainly have not had a good run and am wondering whether I have been misinformed.

    Anyway, you try and hang in there for now :hugs: I hope you get some answers and a solution soon.

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    Margeo I am so very sorry for your loss - there are no words to express how devastating it is and the fear of it happening again.

    Last May 2005 I was told I had a bicornuate uterus after a hydrosalipingogram - an ultrasound where they squirt saline/contrast into your uterus via cervix.A Gynae/OB did it too - and it was reported on.I did so much googling it scared me silly but also gave me hope to hear others stories of no problems.

    I was doing IVF but the DR said it shouldn't be too much of a problem - more worrying was damaged tubes and fluid in one tube.I also had lost our daughter at 26weeks pregnant for unknown reasons.She died in utero - no warnings/no bleeding just no heartbeat at an appointment. I was devastated to think the bicornuate uterus might had had something to do with losing her.

    Later I had a laproscopy June 2005 to remove damaged tube and had fluid in one and the gynae said I did not have bicornuate uterus - it had just appeared that way by ultrasound. How did they diagnose you ?

    DEb- DSV - I am so sorry for your loss - I hope you find answers. WE never did after we lost Charlotte at 26weeks (22 months ago) and I found it the most difficult thing to go through aside from grieving ... the constant wondering WHY did it happen ? Could it happen again ?

    We had a tests but nothing showed. On the bright side I have just given birth to IVF twin sons after a pregnancy fraught with worry that it might happen again to one or both - thank fully my little miracles arrived safely though a little early for another reason.

    I wish you both all the very best in your journeys.
    with hope
    Trish

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    Hello to all,

    I just got back from my OB today to find out that all this time the ultrasound results kept picking up that I had a Bicornuate Uterus, until my OB sent me to do a 3D Ultrasound. Today it was clearly mentioned to me that I have a Septate Uterus not a Bicornuate Uterus.

    I will be going into day Surgery in September 06 to correct this problem, it is called (Hysteroscopic Metoplasty with ultrasound control. A thin wall of tissue will be removed) I was scared at first when told about the procedure but when I heard about the results after the procedure is completed I did not say a word.

    Once the procedure has been completed, the chance of a fullterm pregnancy is between 80 - 90% where as before the surgery it will be 10 - 15%.

    I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been posting in here and sharing their stories. I am alot more stronger now than I was before.

    Thank You

    I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

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    This prob isn't the right place to post this but.... Just wondering if anyone else has this??

    I've got a few small medical issues & thought before we start TTC we should go to the dr & get a check up & check our risks. The specialist sent me for an ultra sound to check my uterus cause I have only 1 kidney & they say people with kidney abnormalities usually have uterus abnormalities too so yep, that's what the check-up was for.

    So, got the ultra sound & it was clear but to check properly they did an internal ultra sound too. Showed up that i had this bicornuate uterus where apparently it is ususally like a heart shaped uterus but mine's got the top like a heart but the bottom's still round which is apparently worse than a heart shape.

    So I just wanted to know if anyone else has this & what symptoms they've had.

    I've checked it up on the internet & the symptoms they say are greater chance of misscarriage, 82% of births are ceaserians, & high chance of a premmie baby.

    I just wanna hear from other people and hear real stories.

    I just dunno if it's something to really worry about or not. Also cause my kidney is in a horse-shoe shaped around my spine i dunno if that'll be an issue for me when & if i get preggies & the baby grows & moves all the internal organs around.

    All fun hey
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    Hi Jessie
    First it will not stop you from getting pregnant. The rest of what you say is true. the premmie baby's are not usually too premmie in the main. If your baby is breech there is a possibility of your ob turning it and once turned they rarely turn back

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    Jessie
    I would seek 2nd opinion I was told I had bicornuate uterus (high possiblity) from an ultrasound (internal) -by a specialist who did the scan at a women's u/s centre.Infact I didn't - the only way they know for sure is to have a laproscopy/hysteroscopy.

    I subsequently had a lap with another fertility specialist - to clip my damaged tubes but they discovered I didn't have bicornuate uterus ... I was doing IVF for other reasons too. I had some kind of small septum too.

    A friend was also told she may have had a bicornuate uterus but she had septum - similar loking on u/s but very different consequences ... she had lost a few babies to m/s - because they say embryo can implant on septum wall which hasn't good blood supply as uterus - so they miscarry.

    Her Specialist recently operated over two operations (laproscopy) removed her septum and in 2 months she can TTC again.

    Please go and get another opinon - the FS I saw said you can only tell my lap and looking inside the uterus too - hysteroscopy - to see what is actually there.

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    Hi,

    I am nearlly 11 weeks pregnant I also have a bicornuate uterus... I Have the same issue and it is clearly visible on ultrasound where its shaped kind of like a heart but rounded on bottom but one "horn" is very skinny compared to the her side... I am also worried that there is going to be isssues... I have researched and apparently people iwth our conition do struggle to get pregnant.. They usually have a few options.. surgery to correct the uterus.. IVF also with egg etc being implated on the better side so it has better chance of surviving. Also baby can have issues with nutrients if the ambilical cord attatches to the part that looks like its caved in.. not too sure how true that last part is but i have read that many of times

    Hope it helps.. If you want to chat feel free to write back to this

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    My 18 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus. Further testing has also revealed that she has only one kidney. Drs. say these two abnormalities generally go together. We are just in the beginning stages of learning about these two conditions and still have more tests to have run.

    The literature on the internet stated that only 0.4% of women have these types of anomalies. Has anyone else had this diagnosis? I would like to know your experience and any advice you would share.

    Thanks,
    Always Shopping


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    Firstly i would like to express my deepest sympathy to those who have lost one of life precious gifts my heart really goes out to you. I have recently find out at 6 weeks pregnant with my first child that i have a bicornute uterus and was told by the lady performing the ultrasound that women with this abnormality often have problems with infertiltiy and miscarriges. I was also told the my uterus's were symetrical/equal in size and implation had occured in the left side. I am curouis to wether other user's new if there's uterus's were equal in size and if not did they find that complications occured when implantation occured in the smaller sized uterus?
    I pray to god that i have a succesful pregnancy and a healthy baby is delivered at the end

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    DH's cousin has a bicornuate uterus and fell pregnant naturally with 3 healthy children however she did have to have ceasarians for all three, and i just found out a work colleague also has this and had 2 healthy pregnancy's but did have to have them both
    c-sections.
    As far as i know they both have both of their kidneys. (but i havn't been told otherwise)

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    Firstly i would like to express my deepest sympathy to those who have lost one of life precious gifts my heart really goes out to you. I have recently find out at 6 weeks pregnant with my first child that i have a bicornute uterus and was told by the lady performing the ultrasound that women with this abnormality often have problems with infertiltiy and miscarriges. I was also told the my uterus's were symetrical/equal in size and implation had occured in the left side. I am curouis to wether other user's new if there's uterus's were equal in size and if not did they find that complications occured when implantation occured in the smaller sized uterus?
    I pray to god that i have a succesful pregnancy and a healthy baby is delivered at the end

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