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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 im 46 years old i had my womb removed about 6 or 7 years back because i had a lot of cancer sells and i have never been the same since i had this done i get a lot of pain in my viginal area and have had a white dischared and passing blood i get a lot of spine pain and down my legs and when i have sex with my partner im in a lot of discomford and pain it feels my sex life is over im gething married next june and would like to know what is wrong with me iv had blood test and urine test done and everything has came back clear please help me





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I have chronic sciatic problems with radiating pain down my leg...I'm wandering if having a retroverted uterus be possibly aggrivating or even causing my sciatic problems?? I've been diagnosed with periformis syndrome,& have received two steroid injections with no effect... Looking for reasons/answers...Also could this chronic radiating pain down my leg, be fibromyalgia, as the pressure points seem to move within my periformis/gluteus maximus muscle, but always radiates down my leg??? Also have mild spinal stenosis....





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Hi I read your comment about having periformis syndrome. I am a massage therapist and this is a condition that massage really works for. In some people the siatic nerve runs directly through the piriformis muscle. So, whenever the piriformis muscle becomes tight you get sciatic symtoms. You would need to look for a massage therapist experienced in medical or trigger point therapy/deep tissue thereapy. Make sure they know your history. It may take several sessions. I hope you find some relief. (I have found that the injections due little to relieve most individuals symptoms.)

I recently found out that I have a Tilted Uterus and so I've been thinking about how it might affect sex. I sometimes have trouble getting to the point of orgasm and I was wondering if maybe it could be related. I can orgasm fine if I stimulate my clitoris but I've never been able to orgasm vaginally. Is this all related or something else?





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I have a very Retroverted uterus. Became pregnant with both our children within 2 months of TTC. Hasn't affected my fertility!





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I was told today that I have a backwards uterus because lastnight I had some a lot of pain, I also found out I have two cysts on my left ovaries so everytime my womb expands it braces the cysts which causes the pain.I have suffered with lower back pain for years jus never knew the cause.My real question is I'm am 8 weeks pregnant n I just wanna know if I will have a normal delivery or 9-section due to this problem..





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I just found out yesterday that I have a tilted uterus. I have had excruciating pains in my lower back, all the time. I had linguinal hernia surgery 4 years ago this month. It was 7 inches long, and 3 inches in height. A year after that surgery to remove the hernia in my right groin are, I've experienced awful pains there, as well. MRI's have shown two small cysts (benign) on my ovaries, some calcium buildup, but never answers to my groin and lower back pain. Keep in mind, I DO NOT, and CAN NOT afford health insurance, so I am limitited to the county health clinic. They wanted to send me to spine specialists, but I could not afford a $3-400 first visit! They just RECENTLY started an OB-GYN program, that took me several months to get an appointment to, but yesterday I got my answer! My menstrual cycle has NEVER been very regular, flooding the first few days and spotting the rest. NOW every other month, it literally gushes out when I stand up. I am 46 years old this year. I have had 5 children, and had a tubal litigation 22 years ago, hearing the word HYSTERECTOMY was music to my ears! I am PRAYING the lower back and groin pains I have had for at least 3 years now, will go away after surgery? I've had horrible migraines, and I have upset stomach often, with throwing up 3-4 times a month. Which is very unlike me. I am hoping this is the correct solution?? Not to mention, I am certain I'm going through menapause!!





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I have a retroverted uterus, I've been trying to conceive with my fiancé and no luck. I am starting to get nervous. I was on birth control for at least 7 years. I've been told that it may take awhile because if being on it for so long. But I've read that it doesn't usually make a differene, and I've also read that having a retroverted uterus doesn't make it impossible to conceive. My mother said she had one and was pregnant after 3 months. I am beginning to become frustrated and feeling like I cannot conceive. I've tried it all laying in bed for hours, not using the bathroom, putting a pillow under my hips. I have no idea what else to do. I take a prenatal to try and increase my odds but still nothing. I went to a gynocologist and was told not to worry and if I don't conceive in 6 months to go back. It's been 3 and I feel it should have happened already. My periods are pretty regular between 28 to 29 days. I have sex every other day for the whole month. Any suggestions or advice I'm sick of balling my eyes out wrapped in my fiancée arms every time I get my period. It's taking a toll on me physically and emotionally. Please help!





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I had 2 normal births, but the second caused retroverted uterus, I did go on to conceive again but it took a while, maybe changing positions so it's easier for the sperm to reach you, either way don't give up, and stop stressing, that doesn't help, good luck.

your not alone i went to the doct today bec we have been ttc for a year now and nothing happend. I was told my uterus is turned backwards and that it will happen when it happen. it sucks to go through this but you are not alone. and she also told us not to have sex alot because it each time you have sex makes the sperm count lower but i with you i want a baby too.

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Hi there I have a tilted and backwards womb and when I went for my ultrasound they saw that one of my ovaries is stuck x they sed Ineed a llaproscopy to sort out I have stomach pains all day and everyday and painkillers dont work doctors think its endometriosis any suggestions





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A laparoscopy can help. I have gone for 2 to sort out issues relating to Endometriosis. I too have constant pain and found that it did help it

I Can't get pregnant ever since i hav done D&C.My fiance nd i hav been having unprotected sex eva since 8months but i've nt been concive atall..De dr said dat my wowb has been shifted 4rm de normal position dat i can't be prego again..Pls i need solution..I'm very confused......





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I am 36 now, I was diagnosed with a tipped uterus about 5 years ago but sex has always been painful, no matter what position. My periods have also been very heavy and long, they have gotten worse with age. I have had lower back pain that has also gotten worse with age that is unbearable when I'm on my periods. The doctors don't listen, they just put me on the birth control pill where I get my period every third month but I wish I didn't have to deal with any of it anymore...I'm fed up!!!





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Hi there, have you had an ultrasound scan to check everything is healthy? There could be another reason for your pain during sex. (Maybe endometriosis?) I have had a retroverted uterus for many years and have never had any pain with it. The position of the uterus should not cause pain, unless there are other problems. I have had two large babies vaginally, one born in a breech position. For the painful periods, you could try a Mirena IUD. I have had one for 7 years (they last for 5 so i'm on my second one now) and have found it wonderful! It basically stops you having a period at all, and is as effective for preventing pregnancy as having your tubes tied, but if you want to get pregnant you can have it removed easily and you're good to go!

I have had many ultrasounds and my Dr says that he wants to do a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis but don't have a set date for that yet. My endocrinologist likes to drag his heels on things.

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