Joined Apr 23 2011
35 years old
I was diagnosed with Uterus Didelphys while I was pregnant with my first and so far only child. All my life I have struggled with HORRIBLE periods. Cramps that keep me doubled over in pain and leave me exhausted. I went to doctor after doctor and was always told that it's just part of it. People thought that I was exaggerating the pain. I knew that I was not. I knew something was different, but could never find any answers. It wasn't until I was pregnant and my doctor was doing a vaginal exam that he realized that there was something different indeed. After sonograms, and a c-section where they kept me open long enough to "map out" what was going on, it was confirmed that I had 2 of EVERYTHING. 2 vaginal openings (one is very small and that is the reason that it was never discovered before pregnancy), 2 cervixes, 2 uteri......2 periods to deal with.
So much became clear after having this information. THIS was the reason why tampons never worked for me! I had never understood why I still had to use a pad while wearing a super plus tamon! (Now I wear 2.) THIS was the reason my periods seemed so much harder than most of the girls I knew. Because it really was! It was nice to finally have some answers.
I'm happily married and have a beautiful healthy 4 year old little girl. My doctor assures me that if I want to I can carry another baby. My pregnancy for the most part went smoothly. Besides morning sickness and high blood pressure towards the end everything was normal and fine.
The thing that gets me the most are my monthly cycles. They have actually gotten worse sense having a child. I bleed so heavily and the cramps are too much to stand. We would like to have one more child, but the timing has just not been right. Once we do though, I am thinking about going forward with a hysterectomy. I'm ready to strat living my life without planning evrything around one week of the month that I am a totally different person!