Last week I wrote about how my Dr. thought I had either a septum or a biconuated uterus. To help her figure out what is going on, she had asked me to get my films from my previous HSGs (I had one in 2009 and 2011). After several unreturned phone calls, one really awkward conversation with Original Dr. D, and a two hour round trip trek to the radiology place, I was finally able to get the films. Yesterday, I dropped them off with Dr. O, and today I was ready to have my MRI.
However, bright and early this morning, Dr. O called and told me to cancel it. According to my films, she said I do not have a septum or a bicornuated uterus. Apparently, I have something called a "T-shaped Uterus".
This concerns me on several levels.
1. My only previous knowledge of a T-shaped Uterus was from the movie Baby Momma (starring my personality doppelganger Tina Fey) where she is told she can't get pregnant, so she has to hire a surrogate.
2. Supposedly this is often dubbed the DES uterus because of the parent being exposed to the drug DES while pregnant. It is often taken by mothers who had recurrent miscarriages. I know this is not the case because, as my mother has frequently pointed out, she has never had trouble getting pregnant.
and perhaps most importantly...
3. How the heck did my first doctor miss this? He performed two HSGs on me!!
And 3 is the one I am really struggling with. Because it makes me wonder - was he wrong and missed it? Is she wrong now? Shouldn't we have done the MRI anyway, just to be sure? Do I need (heavens no) a fourth opinion to verify all this?
Thankfully, I have an appointment with Dr. O on Friday where she said she will show me the film and draw pictures for me to help explain what is going on / what this means for me. According to our brief phone conversation, she said she does not think this is affecting my fertility (of course not. Why would there be an actual reason for our struggles), but that it may affect my ability to carry to term/ cause miscarriages. From our phone conversation, I could not gather how much of a concern this really is.
So now, I wait. And hopefully on Friday I get more answers.
I just have to try and stay away from Dr. Google in the meantime.