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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 18:23 PM   1
ZombieKitten
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Bicornuate Uterus


So my doctor called me today and informed me that she received my ultrasound and everything looks great... but then she told me I have a bicornuate uterus. She explained to me what it is and that I will have to be monitored. That could have been the reason I lost my daughter at 18 weeks. This time around I will be getting the cervical cerclage which i am very nervous for. Is there anyone else that has a bicornuate uterus?? I feel like an alien or something, I always run into these issues that no one I know seems to have heard of before. Am I going to have to get a C-Section? And is there anyone who has had a stitch done that can tell me how painful it is? I'm trying not to stress out but I'm a little bit worried, I don't want something to happen to my baby



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 07:46 AM   2
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Hiya, I have a 2 wombs so i'm not sure if that's classed as bicornuate??? Mine is 2 completly separate wombs and I can get pregnant in both???? I know what you mean bout feeling like an alien but at least we are different!! I had a c-section with my little boy and that's because I have diabetes and pre clampsia so i'm not sure if I wouldve had one if I just had the double womb xxx



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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 08:15 AM   3
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Hi, I have also got a bicornuate uterus and wanted to tell you that because the Drs know already you will get really excellent care. I was told at my 20 week scan and have had a lot of scans since then. I am scheduled for a c-section because of this on the 15th of July as the Drs feel this is the best option, rather then put my uterus under unnecessary pressure. Lots of people are unaware they have this condition, so by knowing you are one step ahead of the game.

I am so sorry this may have been a contributing factor to your previous loss but wanted to reassure you that that isn't always the outcome. our son is very small as a result of it being a tight squeeze in there, but apart from that he is perfectly healthy.

Please feel free to PM me if you want to chat about this, I was massively thrown when they told me but now feel informed enough to be able to relax and just look forward to our son being here.



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 09:35 AM   4
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hi there,

I had a bicornuate uterus but was told about it years ago before I was even thinking of having kids. I had an operation to fix it many years ago. However, I did not know that it was associated with a weak cervix. In my first pregnancy, my cervix effaced at 20 weeks and I almost lost my baby. Luckily, I had a stitch put in and made it to 30 weeks. This time around, I had the stitch put in at 15 weeks and I am now 33 weeks. they will take it out at 36 weeks when I will most likely deliver. So basically, now that they are aware of your problem, they should do everything they can to prevent you from having another loss. There is a thread on IC where you can get lots of support and advice. good luck to you!



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 10:53 AM   5
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Thank you so much ladies!! It's so good to hear from people that know how I'm feeling and what I'm going through. I try to read stories online but all I read is horror stories!! I really don't want to have to get a c-section but if that's what it'll take to get my little one here safe then I'm all for it. I'll be seeing the specialist in a couple weeks, and I'm sure he'll do everything in best interest of the baby. Does getting the stitch hurt?? I mean I'm sure it's uncomfortable but am I going to be in excruciating pain?
I feel so much better knowing that I'm not alone in this situation. Thank you for your responses, it really eases me up a lot.



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 11:21 AM   6
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I am unable to comment on the stitch as my cervix only began to shorten after 18 weeks and so they felt it was a bit late to stitch and instead I have had bouts of bed rest, on and off depending on how much it has shortened.

The best advice I can give you though, is don't google this condition! The internet is full of frightening stories, and I try and avoid reading the horror stories out there as it does nothing except panic you. I had extremely heaving bleeding at the beginning of my pregnancy from a haematoma (yup, this pregnancy has been a bit emotional!) and everything I read online made me so scared that I had to stop myself 'researching' and make sure that any questions I had I asked my Dr or searched on here.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you and your LO.



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 15:45 PM   7
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Hi,

I found out I had this condition straight after having a c section as my daughter was breech, the consultant came in to speak to me in recovery and also told me I had internal scarring, my womb was twisted and also attached to my bladder and oh I also have fibroids!!! I was unaware of all of this throughout my pregnancy, although it did explain why baby was breech and couldn't be turned.

I was told that if I am lucky enough to get pregnant again, I will have to have a c section again at 38 weeks and I will be under consultant care.

After googling I wish I hadn't and was glad I was oblivious throughout, although I am happy to know that if there is a next time I will be getting the best care.

Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy xx



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 06:02 AM   8
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I have a bicornuate too. From what I understand the stitch is only necessary if you have a complete septum, and the cervix is also split or incompetant. Otherwise it really wont do any good.I might ask for another opinion or if you have cervical incompetancies. The whole cerclage thing has kinda been found to not be effective with most conditions anymore and is more of an old school treatment. My doc and the specialist said that unless I was having spotting or leaking fluid then they were just going to monitor. I had also asked about the cerclage before I read about it and they informed me!

Your loss of your daughter (so sorry to hear) may have been due to where the placenta was attached. If it is attached to the uterine septum in the middle it may not be able to support the weight of the placenta as it grows. From my understanding that is the main concern with second trimester and the reason for most 2nd tri losses.

In third tri IUGR, placental abruption, and low fluids are a concern. Also a c-section is pretty common with this. Most of the time the LO has no room to turn/engage for delivery, and a c-section is required. I have heard many success stories about BU so I hope that all stays well for you! Feel free to PM me. I spent alot of time questioning my doc about this and reading medical articles I could find!



 
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