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Shape of a uterus - how is it diagnosed?


Someone please help me - I am told that I have a uterine abnomality.  The MRI report said that I have a "arcuate" uterus. However, I recently had a fibroid removed via hysterscopy and was told that I have a "unicornate" shaped uterus.  Can a hysterscopy determine the shape of my uterus?  Or is the MRI correct?

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If the MRI was BEFORE the hysterscopy, then you should probably get another. I don't think a hysterscopy would change the shape, but you never know! Those are very different things. One is "half a uterus" and the other is a mild form of a "heart-shaped" uterus.
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Hi Joy:

The MRI was before the hysterscopy.  I thought that the only proven ways to determine the shape of a uterus was via laprascopy or hysterosalpingogram.  What can a hysterscopy reveal, other than fibroids, polyps or adhesions?  Should I ask for a laprascopy or hysterosalpingogram next? Thoughts, and thanks for the reply!

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I would go by the most reliable source because those are definitely two different shaped uteruses. I am actually not familiar with those procedures at all so I would ask your doctor which one would best determine uterine shape. I believe it is possible to conceive and carry to term with either shape but you'd have different complications to contend with.
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