As a schoolgirl, Katie Uzzell couldn't understand how her classmates were able to shake off menstrual pain while being paralyzed by it.
And it was only ten years later that the then pregnant woman learned the amazing reason for her pain – an ultrasound showed that she had two wombs, two cervix and two vagina's.
This meant that the Lincoln service adviser had two periods at a time, doubling her unbearable pain.
Since she was 12, doctors brought the unbearable cramp back to & # 39; normal menstrual pain & # 39; although the teenager was often unable to walk.
Mrs. Uzzell said: & # 39; I have suffered debilitating pain since I started my period when I was 12, and my doctor constantly told me it & # 39; only menstrual pain & that I had to get used to it.
Katie Uzzell, 23, from Lincoln, only discovered that her unbearable menstrual pain came from having two cervixes, two wombs, and two vagina's during an ultrasound scan when she was pregnant with Sienna (photo)
The Lincoln service adviser had two periods at the same time, which made her feel double in unbearable pain
In November 2018, the couple was delighted to discover that they were pregnant, but gobsmacked when the four-week ultrasound (photo) revealed her two sets of reproductive organs, known as uterus didelphys
& # 39; I would be physically sick every month, sometimes unable to walk and sometimes fainting.
& # 39; Every month I was out of school for a whole week until the pain was under control with the contraceptive injection.
& # 39; I felt stupid that this apparent & # 39; normal menstrual pain & I was so unwell and I could not understand why other girls around me could handle the pain so well.
& # 39; It was very confusing at such a young age and scary that I could experience this pain every month all my life. & # 39;
When Mrs. Uzzell was 19, she had an exploratory laparoscopy – a procedure that doctors could use to look into the stomach – to look for endometriosis.
Although no endometriosis tissue was found, Mrs. Uzzell was told that her uterus was malformed.
Because the Uzzell's baby developed in the left womb of the pregnant woman, her baby bump was also crooked
After she was married to her now husband Liam (left) at the age of 21, Mrs. Uzzell wanted to start a family and stopped receiving the contraceptive injection, which in turn prevented her menstrual period
Uterus didelphys, also known as a double uterus, is a condition where a woman with two uterus is born, to separate cervixes and sometimes two vagina's, although this is not always the case
After marrying her 21-year-old husband Liam, Mrs. Uzzell wanted to start a family stopped receiving the contraceptive injection, which in turn prevented her menstrual period.
In November last year, she was delighted to discover that she was pregnant. But she was gobsmacked when the four-week ultrasound revealed her two sets of reproductive organs, known as uterus didelphys.
In the case of Uzzell, she has two wombs, two cervixes, and a partial vaginal partition while her birth canal is split in two almost all the way down.
She said: & # 39; I was relieved that I finally had an answer to my pain confirming that I was not going crazy.
& # 39; I was also nervous because uterus didelphys carries a higher risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. & # 39;
On July 13, 2019, at 37 weeks, Uzzell gave birth to Sienna and returned to the contraceptive injection as soon as she could to prevent a comeback of her teenage pain
Although uterine didelphys is believed to increase the risk of miscarriage, Sienna was born on July 13, 2019 at 8:48 p.m., weighing 5lb 12oz.
WHAT IS UTERUS DIDELPHYS?
Uterus didelphys, also known as a double uterus, is a condition where a woman with two uterus is born to separate cervixes and sometimes two vagina's, although this is not always the case.
It is because with a female fetus the uterus starts as two small tubes.
As the fetus develops, the tubes are normally joined together to create a larger, hollow organ – the womb.
Sometimes the tubes are not fully connected and each tube develops in a separate hollow organ, so that the woman is born with two wombs.
It often only becomes noticeable after puberty and is diagnosed with a physical examination or an ultrasound.
In terms of physical anatomy, the two wombs are often slightly smaller than average to fit, although they can be as large as a & # 39; normal & # 39; uterus.
It also makes it possible to be pregnant twice at the same time – with a baby in each womb.
Some women are also born with two vagina's, although they can have sex and menstruate in the same way as people with only one.
& # 39; They may know they have two and can find them, or they may not realize it, & # 39; Dr. told Leila Hanna, an advisory gynecologist and obstetrician at BMI The Sloane Hospital, at MailOnline.
& # 39; It can be painful because two are crushed in the same area, so sometimes we do surgery to join them together, but it is not necessary.
& # 39; They may also have abnormalities of their kidneys and the tube that draw urine from the bladder. & # 39;
Women often have a slightly higher risk of late miscarriage, premature birth and bleeding during pregnancy.
Caesarean sections are often recommended to reduce the risk of complications.
There is no treatment or cure for the condition.
Although uterus didelphys affects up to one in 3000 women, doctors said that her split septum makes her reproductive system one in a million.
Because Mrs. Uzzell's baby developed in her left womb, her baby bump was also crooked.
But after eight weeks, the couple was hit with a new shock revelation – a second sack grew in the right womb, meaning they would get twins born from a separate womb.
Only two weeks later the roller coaster of emotions of the couple took a devastating turn when doctors discovered that the pocket in the right womb no longer developed.
Mrs. Uzzell said: “It is clear that two babies would have been so exciting, but at the same time I was very nervous because it is rare to reach the full term with just one baby with uterus didelphys, so I I was worried about how long my body could carry two babies.
& # 39; They would have been non-identical twins – the same as non-identical twins who were carried in one womb, except that they each had their own womb.
& # 39; We were prepared for the news, it was clearly viscera, but it was great to see how our left womb looked healthy and strong. & # 39;
On July 13, 2019, at 37 weeks, Uzzell gave birth to Sienna and returned to the contraceptive injection as soon as she was able to prevent a comeback of her teenage pain.
She described her pregnancy and said: “I wore very heavy to the left, and although it was not noticeable when I got up, it was really noticeable when I sat down. I usually wore black at work to avoid comments.
& # 39; However, my husband and family found it fascinating, so I never felt self-conscious at home.
& # 39; I had growth scans after 28, 32 and 36 weeks, confirming the baby small but healthy.
& # 39; I gave birth after 37 weeks and got an emergency C ward after a 15-hour delivery – even though the doctors knew I needed a C ward.
S Sienna was born at 37 weeks of pregnancy at 20.48, weighing 5 pounds 12oz.
& # 39; I immediately went back to birth control and this stops my period and therefore avoids the pain, but if we ever wanted another baby, I would have to get rid of the injection and face the pain again – so I'm not sure if we'll get another one! & # 39;
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