Today was CD 14 and I was scheduled to have lab work to check for ovulation and a trigger shot if the follicles were ready. The ultrasound tech told me that I had one follicle that was 1.4MM and I would probably come back for my trigger on Friday. I got so excited knowing that this could be our month.
Our plan quickly changed when the doctor came in to tell me the results of my HSG test.
“Well, the good news is, your tubes aren’t blocked. The bad news is, we suspect you have either a bicornuate uterus or a uterine septum.”
A bi-corn what?! I have never heard of this until today but apparently it means you have a heart shaped uterus. Women with this condition have an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages and a higher rate of preterm delivery. The bicornuate uterus is not usually something that can be fixed.
A uterine septum means you have a “wall” splitting your uterus in two. Women with a uterine septum have an increased risk of infertility (shocker) and miscarriage. The uterine septum is removable with surgery.
I will have an MRI in a few weeks to determine which issue I have and we will go from there. Needless to say, this month’s timed intercourse cycle was cancelled (which means I took those crazy hormone meds for nothing 😭)
I know that it is not impossible to conceive with these abnormalities but pairing an abnormal uterus with PCOS can’t be a good combo. My heart is broken.