Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I just had my 7½ week ultrasound today. I was told I have a uterine septum, I think she said a partial one. I don't think the baby has implanted on the septum.
Will the partial septum cause any problems with the rest of the pregnancy or delivery? I have had a blighted ovum and missed abortion in the past.
Thank you in advance for any information you are able to give to me.
Hello, What it sounds like you are describing is a bicornuate uterus. This usually means your uterus has two horns and one cervix. If you sat with a piece of paper and drew hearts, with different degrees of depth to the middle line that separates each side, you would be simulating a bicornuate uterus.There are numerous classifications of a bicornutate uterus, from a slightly heart shaped uterus to two separate uterus, two cervix and two vagina. When this diagnosis is made the sonographer, should always remember to look at both of Mom's kidneys. There is a risk you were born with only one kidney with a bicornuate uterus (you can live fine with only one kidney, so don't worry about that).Problems can sometimes arise when the two horns are quite separate and asymetrical. If the pregnancy decides to implant into the smaller horn this may cause a problem although the statistics do show that problems with pregnancy are rare.
As the pregnancy grows the two horns are difficult to even identify, and the pregnancy usually goes on to full term.
-- Jane, RDMS