I have a bocorniate/septate uterus. These actually are different things. My RE tested and felt this was septate. I had a resection in 2004 because my septum was huge and there was no way I could grow a baby in there. The septum was also painfully stretching my uterus, but I did nto realize this until after the resection.
PLEASE have your doctor monitor very closly for IUGR
. I had this and had to have a c/s at 34 weeks. My dd was 34 weeks, but was developmentally and size wise 29 weeks.
After my c/s my uterus was found to be acarnate, or heart shaped. My ob feels that I do have a bicorniate uterus, not just a septate one. The RE could not have known by the MRI, which showed a septate one, or the lap. She saw it once she lifted my uterus out to sew it up.
The true way to non-invasivly diagnose a septate versus bocirniate uterus is an MRI. Too many things are not able to be seen on a u/s. However in my case the MRI clearly showed a septum (textbook). And on actual visualization of the entire uterus, it was clear it was bicorniate.
I too spotted at 5 weeks. At first this was thought to be cervical, but after the IUGR and all other complications, we know this is placental. My placenta looked normal on the surface, but the patholgy report was very telling. It was very near failing.
I know a lot about this disorder, so ask away.
Anyone else also have PCOS? I do.
After my seputum resection, my RE told me I had a 50/50 chance of being able to deliver vaginally. He said I may or may not go into labor, if I do I may or may not deliver, or I would fail to progress and have a c/s. DD was born by scheduled c/s due to her IUGR. As a PP has mentioned, as I have a deformed uterus, I am at a high rupture rate, and all future babies will be born by scheduled c/s.
Please do not have a version, that could hurt the baby. If the baby is stuck in one of the horns, all that pushing could really hurt the spine/head.