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    Default Unicornate uterus

    Quote Originally Posted by Luckybaby View Post
    Hi i think bicornuate is slightly different as i only have the one fallopian tube and i guess essentially half a uterus. Did you have to do IVF to conceive due to your uterus?
    I've been told I have a heart shape uterus so it was explained to me that I wouldn't have a baby at full term due to this.

    We did ivf & we're incredibly lucky the first round. We now have an 18 month old dd from it. She was always underweight but I also had high blood pressure issues during the pregnancy. She came out at 37 weeks via elective c-section.

    I've been told that with what I have it also increases the risk of miscarriage. All together we have unfortunately had 3 of these with most recent one being on Tuesday at 9 weeks.

    I was told that ivf was better suited to us because of how my uterus is.

    Good luck. I know this journey can be difficult but I wish you all the luck there is.

    Also I was diagnosed when the doctor did a laparoscopy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky27 View Post
    I've been told I have a heart shape uterus so it was explained to me that I wouldn't have a baby at full term due to this.

    We did ivf & we're incredibly lucky the first round. We now have an 18 month old dd from it. She was always underweight but I also had high blood pressure issues during the pregnancy. She came out at 37 weeks via elective c-section.

    I've been told that with what I have it also increases the risk of miscarriage. All together we have unfortunately had 3 of these with most recent one being on Tuesday at 9 weeks.

    I was told that ivf was better suited to us because of how my uterus is.

    Good luck. I know this journey can be difficult but I wish you all the luck there is.

    Also I was diagnosed when the doctor did a laparoscopy.
    thank @Rocky27 , i havent seen the specialist yet, so did you get told the risk of miscarriage is less with IVF than if you get pregnant naturally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckybaby View Post
    thank @Rocky27 , i havent seen the specialist yet, so did you get told the risk of miscarriage is less with IVF than if you get pregnant naturally?
    They explained that miscarriage rates were the same if through ivf or natural. Apart from giving me progesterone support there's nothing else they can do to help that side of things.

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    Default i also have UU

    Hi I was diagnosed with a unicornulate uterus in May 2016 and got pregnant naturally August 2016 after trying for a while and after using ovulation sticks to get timing right. Now 24 weeks pregnant, everything going well... cervix is not shortening touch wood. Have had fortnightly checkups and cervix is fine, nice and long so now they are leaving it longer till my next appointment.

    I have right fallopean tube and both working ovaries. Had HSG Nov 2015 to check tube open, and it was clear. As long as you have one working tube and ovary the same side it shouldn't really affect fertility. I ovulate regularly and have naturally high progesterone levels when they tested, so have a few things going in my favour just a shame about my wonky womb.

    They have asked me if i want CS or natural birth think i will go straight for CS to save on complications. They have said they are not anticipating any problems. I'm 37 btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andie9999 View Post
    Hi I was diagnosed with a unicornulate uterus in May 2016 and got pregnant naturally August 2016 after trying for a while and after using ovulation sticks to get timing right. Now 24 weeks pregnant, everything going well... cervix is not shortening touch wood. Have had fortnightly checkups and cervix is fine, nice and long so now they are leaving it longer till my next appointment.

    I have right fallopean tube and both working ovaries. Had HSG Nov 2015 to check tube open, and it was clear. As long as you have one working tube and ovary the same side it shouldn't really affect fertility. I ovulate regularly and have naturally high progesterone levels when they tested, so have a few things going in my favour just a shame about my wonky womb.

    They have asked me if i want CS or natural birth think i will go straight for CS to save on complications. They have said they are not anticipating any problems. I'm 37 btw.
    Thanks @andie9999
    Congratulations! Is this your first pregnancy? I am still hoping to get pregnant naturally too. But having found out about my uu worried me since we've been trying for 10months now. One more week till the fertility specialist appointment and am hoping he will be positive and do a few extra tests and just say keep trying a bit longer.
    Best of luck for the rest of your pregnancy. I think I'd be opting for a Cs also having read up a bit on uu complications

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    Default i also have uu

    Hi it's not actually my first pregnancy.. I did have a termination in my early 20's unfortunately, no misscarriages... I got pregnant when i'd almost given up, I always thought in back of my mind had the termination done something to my fertility but I was assured it hadn't, anyway it was the month i'd thought sod it, and started drinking coffee again and had actually been referred for IVF when it happened! I'm so glad I didn't have to go down that route, probably some truth in relaxing and not letting the trying take over your life as it is very stressful.

    If you need any advice on the fertility tests please let me know, i've had lapronoscopy, MRI, HSG to get to the bottom of why i had a single tube.
    Have you had an AMH test to see what your egg count is like? I was reassured that mine was high so I could rule that out as being an issue. No idea why it took me so long to get pregnant, anyway i really wish you the best of luck! I'm sure you'll fall pregnant soon x

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    Quote Originally Posted by andie9999 View Post
    Hi it's not actually my first pregnancy.. I did have a termination in my early 20's unfortunately, no misscarriages... I got pregnant when i'd almost given up, I always thought in back of my mind had the termination done something to my fertility but I was assured it hadn't, anyway it was the month i'd thought sod it, and started drinking coffee again and had actually been referred for IVF when it happened! I'm so glad I didn't have to go down that route, probably some truth in relaxing and not letting the trying take over your life as it is very stressful.

    If you need any advice on the fertility tests please let me know, i've had lapronoscopy, MRI, HSG to get to the bottom of why i had a single tube.
    Have you had an AMH test to see what your egg count is like? I was reassured that mine was high so I could rule that out as being an issue. No idea why it took me so long to get pregnant, anyway i really wish you the best of luck! I'm sure you'll fall pregnant soon x
    Hi andi999,

    i met with the specialist last week and he went straight to telling me he will do a lap/hyst and d+c dye study. No other imaging first. Im concerned this is a big thing to do without looking at other imaging options first? Was laparoscopy the last thing you did to find why you only had one fallopian tube? How long did it take for you to recover? Im not sure if i get a second opinion from another specialist before i go ahead with this as im not even sure im covered by insurance for the surgery so its very expensive.
    thanks

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    Default i also have uu

    Ok, i would ask for just the HSG first, which shoots dye up your tube which is a very straight forward and quick procedure. Mine even came with a video of it filling up my uterus, very fascinating to watch, this is how they spotted my UU. No idea why your doctor is suggesting a lap as well as that is not needed, maybe he suspects other things such as endrometeosis?

    To back track a little, i first had what is called a 'Hycosy' to check my tubes, which was a very painful procedure for me and the consultant had to put a stop to it before it was finished, as i was crying out in pain which is not like me. She said i'd have to have this lap & dye test (lapronoscopy) instead.

    I did not want it to do this, as you have to go under a general and also you end up with 2 very small incision scars, just seemed a bit OTT. But I forced myself to go ahead with it, he said if he spots endo then he can just zap it away at the same time (I didn't have that). However the surgeon didn't even spot my UU, only that my left tube was missing. My UU looks normal and rounded from the outside - the dye test didn't work either, they assumed my right tube was blocked as they said they put a lot of dye in there but couldn't get it to shoot out. So I thought great, i have found out I only have one tube, and it is blocked. Got referred for an MRI scan - they still didn't spot my UU!

    After they said I only had one tube which was blocked, I wanted a second opinion, as they said your only choice now was IVF, so after a lot of pleading i got referred to another hospital who can unblock tubes thinking mine was blocked; they ended up checking my tube via a HSG test, which the dye shot up through straight away! No problems, no scarring, so it was never blocked in the first place! All that stress and an unnecessary lap & dye procedure for no reason.

    I wish i'd been given the option of HSG to start with. Please just say you want this to start with and you'll take it from there.

    After I had my HSG which showed that my right tube was clear, and, as it was still taking a while to get pregnant and they now knew I had UU, that was when this second hospital referred me for IVF, but I became pregnant end of last August. I'm now at 6 months... Remember all you need is one working tube to get pregnant, if it's clear that's great :-) Ask them to check other things like your egg count (FSH and AMH tests). Good luck, let me know how you get on!

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    Oh forget to mention, I went out the next evening for a night out, as it was my boyfriends birthday which I probably shouldn't have, so for me the recovery time was very quick for lap & dye with general anesthetic. I'd give yourself at least 2 full days to feel better again, that's if you end up having it done, the scars did not hurt at all.


 

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