Post # 1
Okay, so this is long but we had our first ultrasound Friday and I need to see if any other ladies have experienced this. Last week we found out we were pregnant, and based on my last period they estimated I was 9 weeks. I’ve always had irregular periods so we did not expect that to be accurate.
So yesterday we went in and nased on the measurements, they think I might only be five weeks along now. This has the nurses and ob concerned, because all signs point to me having been closer to 10. I had to have blood work done today, and will again Tuesday, so they can check my hormone levels to make see how they are progressing which will then tell them 1. How far along I actually am 2. If it is a viable pregnancy.
The other thing we learned is that I have a “Septate uterus” which is rare and means that there is a wall splitting my uterus in half. Until they know how thick the wall is, we don’t know how much this will affect Baby’s growth, but it is putting me in the High Risk category.
We are trying to remain positive, as there are a lot of unknowns for the next few weeks, but i Can’t really find a whole lot of information on what risk a Septate uterus actually causes and how worried I should be… the only thing I found is a wiki article that says some study indicated women with this condition were 60% likely to have a “spontaneous abortion” but that was later proven untrue.
Im really scared and don’t know where to turn. Anyone else have this issue ever? Maybe?
Post # 3
I have heard of this condition. Hugs. Is there anything that can be done to help if this is the case?
Post # 4
Im not a doctor and I’ve never been pregnant, but I did have a septate uterus. My RE discovered it during a standard fertility work up. Because we’re planning to do IVF, he recommend I have it surgically removed, which I did have done.
My RE said the septum can cause an increased risk for miscarriage or could result in early delivery if the baby runs out if room to grow. I’m sure your doctor will follow up with additional ultrasounds. My doc even had a special 3D ultrasound that he used to measure my septum. That’s how they can measure how thick the wall is. Are you scheduled for one?
I hope you end up with the best possible outcome and a viable pregnancy. Best of luck.
Post # 5
They want to determine how far along I am through bloodwork before scheduling me with the doctor, but I know I’m going to have to be under their high risk specialist ob. We didn’t find out about this until my ultrasound, so unfortunately the option of removing it isn’t there. the only person who has discussed this with me is the nruse practitioner on duty that day who had exactly no experience with this so it’s a little infuriating how little information they gave to accompany the news that this might not be a viable pregnancy.
Post # 6
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I don’t personally have a septate uterus, but StaceyA who just had her baby had a small one and there are several people in the 1 year+ TTC thread who have/had them. I hope that it doesn’t cause you much issue and that everything turns out well. Good luck!
Post # 7
Basically if the pregnancy implants on the septum, it’ll lead to a miscarriage because there’s not enough healthy tissue to support a placenta and everything. But if it implants on the regular walls of the uterus (which is more likely), then it shouldn’t cause a ton of problems. A lot of these things aren’t even discovered until delivery. Good luck to you, I hope your dates are just off and everything works out fine, but if not then you should definitely see an RE before trying to get pregnant again, so it can be taken care of. Hang in there, FX!
Post # 7
I know this posting was from a few years back but adding my experience for future searches. I was diagnosed with a septated uterus after routine fertility tests. The septum was approx 1.8 cm so the doctor recommended surgery for removal because of great increase in potential miscarriage, pre-term labor, breach birth, etc in the event of pregnancy. She said if I was a bit younger they may have waited to see if I had issues- but due to my age (38, almost 39) she suggested removal before getting pregnant.
The surgery was almost a non-issue- I had a ton of anxiety about going under- but it was a cinch, was off pain meds within a few days. I did have a balloon put into my uterus to cut down on the chances of scar tissue which was a bit cumbersome- but that came out after 5 days. I was on estrogen for 28 days, and then never got my next period. At that point my doc had to put on progesterone to get my body rolling again…so finally got my next period on day 50 ish. Scheduled to meet with the doctor this week to make sure I am healed properly and then can ttc next month- we will see what happens. This process has taken almost 6 months- between different testing on particular cycle days, waiting for insurance approvals, etc- but thankful to have found my septum through testing as opposed to through pregnancy loss.
Post # 8
madtownbee: Thanks for posting. I have this too, and I’m not TTC right now. I have an IUD and went in for an ultrasound due to some pain I was having. They discovered it then, but my doctor was very nonchalant and said it wouldn’t cause any issue with having kids. Maybe it’s due to the measurements of mine. She didn’t tell me.