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Retroverted Uterus

Retroverted Uterus

A retroverted uterus, also known as a tipped or tilted womb, occurs when the uterus tilts backwards towards the spine. The uterus is normally positioned in a straight up and down position or tips slightly forward, however it is estimated that up to 20% of women have a backwards-tilting uterus. Sometimes the uterus can also be retroflexed, which means it bends back on itself as well as tilting towards the spine.

A retroverted uterus is not usually considered to be a serious medical condition, although it may be an indicator of an underlying condition. Some women are born with their womb tilted backwards, but it may also be caused by pregnancy, which enlarges the uterus, or by scar tissue following a condition such as endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease. Reaching the menopause can also cause the uterus to change position, as the ligaments holding it in place become weaker. In rare cases, retroversion of the uterus may cause some discomfort, for example during sex or when using tampons. However, there are generally no symptoms. The position of the uterus is normally revealed through a pelvic examination.

Inserting a pessary into the vagina is a possible option to relieve discomfort, although it is generally a temporary measure. Underlying conditions (such as endometriosis, a tumor or an STI) can be attended to as necessary. Although some women whose uteruses are tilted report difficulties in conceiving, fertility itself is not affected by the situation.

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Hi I'm 26 and single, when I did my health check via ultrasound for my hemorrhoids operation the ME told me that I have a retroverted uterus and my friend in medical industry told me people with retroverted uterus can't conceive. My concern is can I conceive later in future once I'm married? How can I further confirm if I have a retroverted uterus?





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Hi,I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant, told at dating scan I have a retroverted uterus. We conceived first month of trying. I wouldn't worry.

Hi, I also have a retroverted uterus and am pleased to tell you that you can conceive as I am currently 41 weeks pregnant! I conceived naturally too, the only thing I will say is that having a retroverted uterus has caused a bit of a problem with my body starting labour, the baby has been ready to come out for quite some time but because of a tilted uterus, the cervix isn't moving round towards the front like it should do so am having to be induced and have a high risk of having a c-section, however, this may not be a problem for you!

I'm 16 and have a son I was told my utetus is backwards and tilted to the left what does this mean.





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I have two kids, one five and the other is 15months old. I was just told that I have a very low pelvic bone, while makes it difficult for baby to pass during birth. I also discover that my womb is tilted far towards the back. A few months after having my second, before it was straight/ centre. I want to tell my dr about the tilted womb but I am embarrassed to mention it. I suffer from loads of head aches and pain / muscle weakness on the entire left side of my body,constipation, and pain during sex. I have loads of fibroids/heavy periods as well. Can the fibriods cause this tilting. It stated to bend slightly, but now it's all the way back.





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Hey I have a really bad case of tilted cervix to he point where when I get the iud put in I normally have to get it done in hospital and be knocked out.. I have always had this i need to stress that... But when it comes to having babies I have never had any trouble I had twins first time only took one time to get pregnant and I had a great natural birth for them, then I got pregnant with my youngest... Again only took one time and again a great natural birth.... Now either I'm EXTREMELY fertile or my hubby has relentless sperm... Lol





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hi am 18 of age and I normally have back plains.when I went to the doctor he said I have a tilted womb that I can't conceive again.please can someone help me.





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I've got a 22 month old daughter and my cervix is extremely tilted any high up. She was planned and conceived 2 nd time/ month around don't worry huni

Hi I am 63 yrs old I was told I had a tilted uterus only 12 yrs ago I have had 3 children normal births never had any pain during my periods no pain during sex face to face uncomfortable though doggie style and yes I do have had problems with constipation and my stomach can look bloated from the stomach down but I must Finnish in saying I did not have any problem becoming pregnant I had 3 pregnancies in 5 yrs all easy pregnancies with no problems at all.





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I have just been diagnosed with a Retroverted uterus and I'm only 23/24 in a matter of days and I too have the bloated stomach problem and get pains in my stomach instead of my back and I don't have any children yet, I've been told I will be able to have children and there are eggs present, has anyone had this problem before they have had their kids that can tell me that they've had kids since having this problem? Some help will be much appreciated, thank you





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I was told my womb tilted soon after having my first daughter ..she is now 27 and I have 2 other daughters aged 16 &13 ......all my girls were born facing upwards too ....x please don't be alarmed ..I have 3 gorgeous daughters

I'm 38 and have just discovered I have a tilted womb - I have never been able to use tampons, suffer from stomach bloating and painful sex however.. I had 3 children before 21, all normal deliveries, no problem with conception either - the guy doing the ultrasound said I shouldn't of been able to give birth naturally but I did - 3 times, so no worries x

Hi Veronica I was told that I had a tilted womb when I was 17 years old and due to me not having periods I was told that I would need help having children. However, I now have two children and both were conceived naturally, however I did have to have a caesarian section with both….Hope this helps.

I too had the same problem with my uterus. I finally had a full hysterectomy for health reasons in 2013. I am 52. I was bloated as well, and couldn't figure out why I couldn't lose weight in that area. It turned out that before I had my hysterectomy, my surgeon and gynecologist did an internal ultrasound on me. It was fascinating! He discovered that he not only was going to be doing a hysterectomy, but also removing 3 cysts! One of which was 6 lbs. and laying across my belly. Occasionally it would grow, and then it would lessen again, but it never went away. The other two were much smaller. I had many problems as I had Endometriosis as well as a couple other things going on that I didn't even know about at the time. One thing is to make sure you check with your doctor to get a full blood panel to see if there is anything you need to increase or decrease. Ask him to include all hormone levels, as well. Unfortunately, I didn't get to carry any of mine to term, but if you ask the right questions, and expect answers, usually you will get them. And things are so much more advanced now, as well. I send you all best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy and delivery!

I also had the implant and had it removed about 3 years ago (which was when my last period was) and haven't had one since as I'm on the pill and I'm unable to have a period again, I also get pain during sex (mostly afterwards) with me I feel like it's not from a genetic problem because none of the girls in my family have had it so I'm the only one.





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I have just been diagnosed with a Retroverted uterus and I'm only 23/24 in a matter of days and I too have the bloated stomach problem and get pains in my stomach instead of my back and I don't have any children yet, I've been told I will be able to have children and there are eggs present, has anyone had this problem before they have had their kids that can tell me that they've had kids since having this problem? Some help will be much appreciated, thank you





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Do you have a uterus that tilts backwards? I do.. Now my question is, Does your abdominal area look swollen? The area from close to the belly button and downwards. I feel like I always look bloated. I can work out to "tighten" that region but it doesn't help. I still look swollen and it sucks. I just wonder if their are others out there who deal with this and what helps? Any ideas ladies? I've thought of having surgery to reposition uterus and hope to reduce the swollen appearance. Thank you.





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