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Uterine didelphys and cervical incompetence

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I am 25 weeks pregnant and have had lower abdominal pressure and tightness periodically for a month now. It does not feel like stretched ligaments. I do have two uterii and my baby is in the right uterus. Due to having uterine didelphys, I am at risk of cervical incompetence as well. I also tend to have burning eyes and feel flushed as the day progresses. My first baby was born at 28 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. So, as you can see, alot of risk factors here. I guess I just want to know if this pressure and tightness that happens several times through out the day are contractions and if I should worry. My dr checks my cervix via ultrasound every two weeks to make sure that it is not shortening. So, I do not think it is premature labor. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks.

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replied November 24th, 2010
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Persistent feeling of pressure in abdomen and pelvis, with fluctuating blood pressure readings could indicate pre-eclampsia. Be in regular follow up with your obstetrician. The symptoms of feeing flushed, and burning in eyes could be due to fluctuations in blood pressure. If the pressure and tightness is accompanied with tightening of abdomen/uterus, then they could be contractions. If they are occurring throughout the day, then you need to discuss about getting started on uterine relaxants for calming down the uterus. These contractions could be due to the uterine didelphys indicating that the pregnant half of uterus is getting over stretched.
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