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03 Jun

Bicornuate uterus and PCOS
Hello Dr, I would like to know my chances of getting pregnant If I have both a bicornuate uterus and PCOS and how I can prepare myself please.
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Fertility expert

11 Jun

Dear Anonymous,

Uterine anomalies and polycystic ovarian syndrome may both affect your ability to conceive. 

With a bicornuate uterus however one may not really have any problems with conception itself but there is an increased chance of preterm delivery and malpresentation. This is as a result of reduced space inside the uterus for the baby to grow and to position itself for delivery. 

Pcos affects fertility due to its association with oligo- or anovulation. Fortunately this can be treated with simple medications that will assist you to ovulate. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise and diet will also all help with the management of pcos. 

So in terms of preparing yourself you can start with the lifestyle measures as mentioned and also ensure that you are on a good prenatal supplement containing folic acid.

Answered by Dr T Mohamed 

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