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Bicornuate Uterus and pcos

Hi ladies i'm new to this site. I had my first FS appointment on the 26th April and got told i defo have PCOS even tho i got told this in decemeber 09. I went toay for my Ultra sound to see how everything was going since i have lost 2 stone since december. she said i still have PCOS and that i look like i'm about to ovulate from my left ovary so i was all happy image


when i was getting dressed she said i think u have a Bicornuate Uterus i was like what??? she said i can see the out line to the heart shaped point and she showed me. its not like the ones u can see on google images its much lighter.

but what can this mean about me getting pregnant with have that and pcos??

please can some help me?? i have been crying since 10am no stop i need sumthing

thanks becci xx


  • Hello Becci

    Just read your post and wanted to give you some hope.

    I was diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus, pcos and endometriosis and gave birth to my little girl 2 weeks ago by c section.

    When they opened me up for c section they said that they hadn't seen a womb quite like it and all the doctors came and took photos of me for training future doctors - only 1 side of my uterus had actually developed when I was a child and I still managed to carry my daughter to 39 weeks (all be it I had a lop sided bump).

    The doctor said that lots of women with bicornuate uterus' have normal pregnancies and they only find out that they have this condition if they go on to have a c section - most are in complete ignorance throughout their life. It did take me 2 years to conceive but I do have a particularly bad case and I'm sure you will go on to have a lovely pregnancy. I wish you luck and don't give up or feel it is hopeless because I am proof that its not.

    Big Hug, Sian and Poppy( 2 weeks, 2 days old) x
  • Hi Becci.

    i'm like smileychops - I was diagnosed with PCO and a bi-cornuate uterus 4 years ago - we weren't really trying back then I had gone to GP and been referred as came of pill and had no periods for over 6 months. I saw a specialist at the time and he told me that many women conceive with a bi-cornuate uterus without knowing that they have one - but as they know you do have one when you do fall pregnant you may be referred to be consultant led rather than midwife - this has just happened to me I am 13 weeks pg now. My uterus is an L shape (saw this quite clearly when I had an HSG). I was then diagnosed with endometriosis just over 2 years ago and this is why I had IVF as my endo came back so quickly in me and I ended up having 3 operations to remove it and then my periods were stopped until I started IVF.

    Try not to worry too much about your uterus - of course the first thing I did 4 years ago was worry and google it but couldn't find much about it back then. There are things that can help if needed due to the PCO like clomid - have any tests been mentioned yet to check that you are ovulating and your tubes are open - HSG?

    Take care
  • Hello all,

    I have also been diagnosed with a Bicornuate uterus -

    I had a scare as i was bleeding quite a lot and thought straight away the worst, went to A&E and they did blood test urine test and i saw the gynaecologist who advised the entrance to the womb was closed which was a very good sign - all the same - they decided to send me for an early scan which i had last Wednesday

    They said that i had a bicornuate uterus, which i had NEVER heard of before in my entire life image - this is my 1st baby. I have a Heamatoma (blood clot) on one side of the heart shape and the yolk sack and baby on the other side.

    I sat down with the consultant who said that is is quite unusual occurance and only happend in one in every couple of thousand although thats only a guesstimate as many women have this birth defect and never actually know about it

    The consultant advised it was nothing to be worried about and as the baby grows the other part of the uterus with get 'squashed' they generally like to keep their eye on you though im back in the 1st june as they are hoping the heamatoma will be absorbed by the uterus (fingers crossed) :\?

    I came off the pill in january and found out i was pregnant at the beginning of april so there is hope you there it didnt take me too long although i have this defect keep up your hope xxxxx

    all the best

  • Hi Terri_86
    As you will see from my previous post - I have a bi-cornuate uterus also. i am currently 14 weeks and started to have a bleed last week. I was scanned and although they can't say for 100% they do think that the bleed was coming from the side that the baby isn't in. They said that the side that isn't housing the baby has obviously still thickened up but it is not supporting baby and so could be shedding. My cervix was closed and baby was fine.

    I've known about my uterus before I started TTC - when I had my mw appointment I told her about it and she said that I would probably be consultant led and when I had my 12 week scan the mw there referred me to be consultant led and my appointment has come through to see the consultant in a couple of weeks.
  • Hi all!

    I have a rather unique case: I had two ultrasounds, had my baby vaginally, had an IUD put in, and this went on for three years before my bicornuate was diagnosed. I've since gone to a different doctor, who diagnosed the abnormality.

    I've since been doing some research on it, and now I plan to TTC starting in the next few months. I've read that breech presentation and miscarriages are likely, and generally a more high-risk pregnancy.

    I'm just wondering how long it took some of you to conceive. My daughter was a surprise blessing from a previous relationship, but I want to plan better for my second child. I've started working out and eating healthier to prepare my body, but I'd like to plan as much as possible, to decrease my risk.

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