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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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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 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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Hi, I have polycystic overies and endometriosis, since having my daughter I'm getting constipated and it feels like there is a lump in the way, also sex is just so painful again :( can a tilted uterus effect it x





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Yes.. If tilted backwards it rests near colon or rectum. So it presses up against it, reducing the pathway of the area, thus causing constipation. I too at times have issues with this and researched it. Good positions for you could be face to face and extremely close to your husband. Hope it helps.

Hi ladies this is such a common problem. There are so many side effects from this. If you go to a site called mamma and babylove it will give you more information about this and how you can put it back in place without having surgery. We need to get more knowledge about it out there. I have suffered a lot from this and most Dr's can't diagnose thus kind of stuff. Hope this helps alot of you.





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Tilted uterus, 33 hours labor, pushed for one hour, used the forceps and everything. Had to have a C-section. I almost hate sex.





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Hi my name is Emma and i was diagnosed with a tilted cervex when i had my implant put into my arm almost a year ago, and It's made me really worried about having sex I've never had sex before and I just wanted to know if there would be any complications for me during sex, cause I'm scared enough about losing my virginity. I'd really appreciate someone telling me the truth about if my tilted cervex will cause me more pain during sex? thank you.





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Nope, I haven't really felt that things were too painful.

It wont be painful if in the right positions. Face to face, stomach to stomach. From the backback (doggystyle) it will be painfulpainful.

Hi, am 24 and just discovered that I have retoverted uterus. Usually had normal menstruation just acute pain when having sex and a litle discomfort on the left side of my stomach. Not married yet. Hope it won't affect me duing child birth. Already on drugs and injections cos the doctor said it might be as a result of pelvic inflamatory disease.





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Hi, I sometimes would have pain during sex, usually if I wasn't aroused enough. I had three kids, all vaginally, no problems. My uterus was tilted backwards, during pregnancy it would correct itself and then sometime after the birth it would tilt backward again.

Hi i am 27 just found out i have a tilted uturus(tilted backwards).at first they told me my uturus wall was a bit thicker than normal,gyno said its not a big deal,also have extremely painfull and irregular periods,back pain with pain going down my leg.also painfull intercourse!does any one have these symtoms?should i be concerned?





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I was 27 when they told me I have tilted uterus and may not have kids?! I already had one baby by then ( that ObGyn did not know that) and I got my second even I did not plan for the baby at all. My both pregnancies were normal, normal deliveries ( natural), less then 2 hours. I am 51 now and never had any problems because my uterus is tilted. But sometimes I also had heavy periods with pain. however many of my friends had as well and I do not believe all of them have tilted uterus. Don't worry.

You might have endemetriosis, I have all the same symptoms as you and that's what I have, you need a laparoscopy to get diagnosed once his has happened they will treat you, pain will get worse if not diagnosed and not treated, it took them over a year for diagnosis for me and I lost my job and was in so much pain but I'm ok now had operations and I'm on the mend, u need to see your gp who refers you to gynocology at hospital and they put me on the list straight away and was diagnosed, once I got past my gp I was ok and treatment was forth coming I didn't take no for an answer as was so ill and it was what I thought it was

Hi there.My name is Aurelia and im 34 years old. At the start of this year I stop taking my birth control pills with the ideea of getting pregnand as me and my husband decided this. Since i left the pills I have the same simptoms as you . Have normal periods but since i drop my pills the period pains are strong.Had donne a laparoscopie 3 weeks ago and the doctor told me that found endoetriosis and that my uterus is tilted backwards and that it's thicker that normal. Same when have sex its really unconfortable and painful. Have pains on my back but the worse it's the pain that goes on my leg from the right pelvic area towards down my leg. Practiclly since january this pains on my leg its killing me,can't exercise anymore,can't lift heavy stuff cause after that the pain is even stronger. Have an appointment on 31 of july with the doctor that did my laparoscopie and can't wait to start a treatment or something else to cure me hopefully.

I got diagnosed with a tilted womb at 24! I have always had pain staking periods, to the point where I can't stand up let alone do anything else, also very bad clotting ever since I started having periods. I also had spinal surgery when I was younger on my lower back where I slipped five discs and I have a 60% curve in my spine. So I get back pain daily! I also had large polyps removed from my uterus about 3cm in diameter which doctors said was unusually large for someone my age. And yes sex is painful for me! Not so much that I can't have it but it has put me off enough that I am 25 and only had sex 4 times :( But I am on medication monthly which helps the amount I bleed but I loose so many pints of blood a month I am always tired and exhausted and depressed! But since I had the polyps removed I am only on my period for about 10 days now instead of like two or three weeks!





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