I don't want to sound horribly unsympathetic, but I recently learned that my girlfriend, who I care for deeply, has 2 uterus and 2 cervix. I would compare this to me having 2 penis's and that to me would be really strange, and I imagine a problem. How often does this happen? Is this a genetic condition? Would my kids be in danger of having the same condition? Is this condition symilar to a hermaphrodite? Is a woman with this condition more likely to give birth to a child of both sexes? I know I sound extremely ignorant, and I guess I am. I need to know what I should be looking out for.
The causes of double uterus with double cervix are largely unknown. However, associated defects that affect the vagina, the kidneys, and less commonly, the skeleton, have been documented. As such, your girlfriend should speak to her doctor regarding any appropriate additional exams.
In the simpliest sense, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has both male and female reproductive organs. According to your post, your girlfriend has only female reproductive organs, and therefore, does not have hermaphroditism.
Your girlfriend should also speak with a maternal fetal medicine specialist, who is a physician that specializes in high risk pregnancies, as women with an double uterus may need special attention during pregnancy as premature birth, pregnancy loss and breech presentation are common.
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