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Alexa
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i have two options in regards to managing my UD. I have a complete duplicaton of everything, so i have two uterus' cervices and vaginas. my gyno said that she can perform surgey to remove the membrane (wall) seperating my two vagina holes to create one vaginal opening ( she would cut up to my cervices), at the moment i cant actually use either hole, as they are both so small, tampons are impossible...and im 19....sex is also totally off the cards,which really sucks. she said i would be in hospital for two days, it would be quite painful, and i would go home with padding in my vagina to support the wound and would have to take that out and then start using dialators to keep on stretching the area to prevent scar tissue. shes really specialised in this area of surgery so i trust her. she does it a lot.

my other option is to use dialators to stretch out one vagina so i can use and funciton with one of the openings. she said that with this option i would stay in hospital for three days , and a pelvic floor nurse would stretch one side out until it became a normal size ( OUCH!!) she also said i could use gas and they would provide me with other pain relief. i guess the positive of that is its not invasive and not surgery. im completely stuck and not sure what to do. what would you guys do in my position? both options arent exactly desirable are they, haha! 

February 23, 2013 at 5:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Lucy
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Hey Alexa, I'm the same as you (complete duplication of everything) and I had my vaginal septum removed in May last year. I would honestly recommend it to everyone! Although it was painful, and it has taken a while to heal it has made sex painless and my specialist told me that it can help increase the likelihood of conception (a while away!!) by 30%. The stretching option to me sounds super uncomfortable and scary! When I had my septum removed it just felt like I had a really bad period for a week or so, although I did have two Mirena IUD's inserted at the same time which can cause lots of cramps pains! 

I wasn't given another option but I am thankful I didn't as I'm thrilled with the outcome. My new vagina (I kinda feel like it's new!) does have a lot of scarring but I know it will heal over time and it doesn't affect me at all. Only you can make the right decision for your body! Xx

February 23, 2013 at 6:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Alexa
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thanks for your reply Lucy :) ill let you know which option i end up choosing. i hope you are well. 

February 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Lucy
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You too honey :) 

February 23, 2013 at 7:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gemma
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I didn't get a choice, put me under to insert cameras to look around and when I came to, was told it had been removed. I'm glad, since sometimes it could get caught during intercourse and it solved my age-old problem of wondering why the tampax mostly didnt work :) Same as you Lucy, about a month's worth of being uncomfortable pain and bloating from whole procedure, but worth it in the long run. I don't like the sound of the stretching either :/

April 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

daniellea18
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Hi Alexa!
I have the same condition, except I was told I do not have two vaginas, one separated by a septum. One of my uteri's was blocked because the septum separating both cervixes was attached to the right side of the vaginal wall so when I started my period, both uteri's would fill up and only one would empty. It was only a year after starting my period that I learned I had UD.

I had no choice but to get the septum removed as I needed some relief, my one uterus was pushing on all my organs and my urine started backing up into my kidney...

My gynecologist however did not completely remove the septum, so I can feel it a bit during intercourse. She did not remove it completely in order not to risk damaging the cervixes. This may be an option for you... I was quite sore after the surgery but am happy I got it because the relief from all the previous pain I was experiencing weighed out the pain I experienced after the surgery... if that makes sense... very poorly explained, ha.

Anyways, I was supposed to use a dialator to keep the opening from closing but I only used it a few times and did not need to continue longer after.

Best of luck in making the decision, I recommend the surgery, it sounds like you already have a preference too.. Your doctor seems very knowledgeable of this condiiton.

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April 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

becky_999
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Hiii! I'm in a panic, I'm going to a specialist in a few days to discuss surgery. Was diagnosed with UD a few years ago, and last year something didnt feel "right" down there so I went to my doctor, who noticed a piece of skin covering my cervix(es). So I had surgery to have that out and things have gone downhill from there! I have had so many scans and 3 different gynaes tell me that everything is fine, when I knew for a fact it wasn't! So I stood my ground and it got to the point when I was ringing the doctor at the hospital after hearing he's discharged me from his list absolutely crying my eyes out! It was a nurse who had a look at my notes and got me an appointment for the next day! So I go to the appointment and after looking at my MRI results they said that I had a complete vaginal septum that comes below the entrance (it's so obvious I honestly can't understand how 3 doctors missed it!) so now I've been referred to a RE and I'm going Wednesday, phew! So, I'm gonna have the surgery, not too scared, I've have open heart surgery 4 times! But the bit I'm super worried about is that padding and dilators :/ eeek! Has anyone got any advice or anything to ease me mind please? I'm so anxious it's unreal! Ps, I don't have periods and I'm in constant pain (like period pain) if anyone can shed light on that? :) Thank you in advance!
April 22, 2013 at 5:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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