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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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Im 25 years old I have a 5 year old daughter. Me and my husband hve been trying for another baby for 4 years. I have a tilted back cervic, a prolapsed bladder (which occured due to birth of child) I also have irregular periods some extremely heavy and alot of clotting some bigger than a 50p. Any advice would be appreciated





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I have a very tilted uterus and have had the only issue I have had as a result is that toward the end of my first trimester being pregnant with my second and fourth children, I had a very difficult time urinating due to the angle of pressure on the bladder. With the fourth it was so bad that I had to go to the ER and get cathaterized. This is a rare symptom, but it does happen. My doctor told me that after about the fifteeenth week the baby is big enough to cause the uterus to move to a more normal position.





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I have had two baby. but when I had my second one he got stuck and twisted himself backwards in my womb and broke my Coxes. had to have an emergency c-section. very painful !!!





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I have retroverted uterus which presses on my rectum and thus I'm come to nearly passing out on the toilet numerous times while passing a BM. Also, I experience spontaneous orgasms. This is due to the peristalsis movement of my colon that leads to passing a BM and in turn causes contraction of my uterus. Also because the uterus presses against the rectum, it also presses against a nerve that affects my upper back. Around the time of my period, my upper back feels like pins and needles. My husband has to bite my upper back hard in order to relieve the pain.





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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 47. I was told many years ago that I have a tilted uterus. This hasn't caused any problems up until recently ( I have two children ) I am finding it difficult to insert tampons and have lower abdomal and lower back pain. Is there any possible connection? Thanks

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.

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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

A tilted uterus does not affect fertility by itself. There may be something else going on however that causes both the tilted uterus and infertility. I have an extremely tilted uterus and am pregnant with my fifth.

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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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