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yesterday i was taken to hospital by ambulance, it was discovered i am 8 weeks pregnant, i have a bicornuate uterus, a horse shoe kidney with a 50mm cystic structure attached should i be worried about myself or my baby?

By Anonymous June 13, 2012 - 7:55pm
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Dear Anon

Thank you for your post and congratulations on your pregnancy!

A horseshoe kidney often has no symptoms at all but is linked to Turner Syndrome ( http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/turner-syndrome )in woman and also possibly linked to kidney cancer/infections/stones. But do remember that in most cases, a person will never know they have one. You will have to talk to your doctor about this more.

A bicornuate uterus can be dangerous for a pregnancy, however, and your pregnancy will be consider a high risk pregnancy.

A bicornuate uterus (also known as a heart shaped uterus) can make pregnancy more difficult (both in trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy itself). It is caused by an inability of primordial bands of tissue to connect together properly and consequently causing the uterus to have an abnormal shape. But bear in mind that many women with this condition go on to have healthy babies!

Again, you need to talk to your doctors about this and find out what you need to look for and what you can expect during your pregnancy.

Good luck with everything and I hope you stay in touch with us!


June 14, 2012 - 4:52am
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