Student Born With Two Uteruses And Vaginas Gets Double Periods

Paige DeAngelo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born with two uteri in her instead of one. They are two functional, separate organs down to having their own separate vagina. The 20-year-old student shocked people when she told her TikTok followers that she has two fully functional wombs. As her video went viral, she took the opportunity to give people a brief explanation and education on what uterine didelphys is.

Over 9 million views on her viral TikTok, she shares how she has to deal with two periods every month.

Apparently, it also means she can have her period while being pregnant in one womb.


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Paige did not learn about her unusual constitution until she visited the gynecologist for the first time at the age of 18. Then, she finally made a trip to the doctor after having years of irregular periods, which was around once every two weeks. After finally getting her diagnosis, Paige and her mother, Carol Ann VanAuken, finally understood it was an irregular cycle.

She explained, "I always had a very irregular period but it was actually two cycles switching on and off. Sometimes it would be once a month and other times it would be twice a month, only a couple weeks apart."

So... does she have two of them visible from the outside?

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Paige cleared up that most people are shocked when they heard she has two vaginas, thinking they'd be visible from the outside. "Each "side" is half the size of a normal vagina. It doesn't cause any issues, but it's definitely noticeable," Paige clarified.

She also shared how the gynecologist didn't tell her immediately but asked her 53-year-old mom to be with her as she explains her condition.

Since her TikTok went viral, Paige shares that so many women with similar conditions have approached her as they've felt so alone. She said, "I'm glad I've created a safe space for other females to reach out for help."

In the midst of chaos, Paige had booked in for an MRI by the next week to confirm the "extra tissues" she was told by the doctor at first.

Paige recalls, "The person that gave it actually gasped and laughed out loud when they first saw it."

It was unbelievable for her at first, but she accepted it pretty soon and thought, too, that it was funny. But soon she was bawling her eyes out. "We had no idea the severity of it," said Paige.

Her condition means that she will have to rely on a surrogate to have her baby.

The double womb actually makes it more susceptible for her to have miscarriages or the babies to go through premature births. Paige shared, "That was so heartbreaking to hear. I wanted to have a future where I grow up and have a big family."

But Paige didn't just give up and has been involved in a community for people with uterine didelphys. She remains optimistic because despite what she was told, there are still people who have kids. Some had one child every five miscarriages.