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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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If you read about mayan massage it tells you what effects a tilted pelvis can have on your body. I suffer from this when I lift anything heavy.This started after child birth I was told your muscles holding the uterus in place becomes weak,having an abortion can also cause this. I recommend seeing an holistic therapist who has knowledge in mayan massage. A tilted uterus can have many side effects you live life thinking it's a normal way of life. When it is massaged in to place you will feel free & your mood & aches & pains will disappear





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Hi I have a retroverted uterus only just found out from a ultrasound I'm 5 - 6 weeks pregnant been getting bad intense cramps on and off lasting up to 20 mins could this be a cause of it I'm unable to work at the moment as it's causing so much discomfort all I can do is wait for the pain to go away and use a heat pack so confused and worried my cramps won't go away





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I have a retroverted uterus, and I am wondering if that would stop me from using a menstrual cup? I never liked tampons, and since suffering bladder failure and needing to perform clean intermittant self catheterisation, I would prefer to try a cup, but there seems to be little information on the FAQ on cup sites regarding use with a retroverted uterus...





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On the packaging it says that they aren't suitable for women with a retroverted uterus. However I did try it and found it almost impossible to remove the device. And because of that it became rather messy.

I have a retroverted uterus and have been using a moon cup for the last three years with absolutely no problems. I would never go back to towels and tampons now. Obviously it doesn't work for everyone but if you think it might be helpful it is probably worth a try as they aren't too expensive now. I really hope it works for you.

I have a tilited womb and have 3 children and have never struggled to concive , I do however suffer from heavy periods and clots and lower back pain





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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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Hi love I had same problem .after scan they found that I have two large fibroids which cause heavy bleeding and big clothes and for that raison I didn't get pregnant

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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I was told by my GP ( who was also an obstetrician ) that I had a retroverted uterus.This was why I had so much back pain during my labours ,the first made worse by my daughter being in transverse arrest. I have found sex uncomfortable in some positions and tampons tended to pop out unexpectedly. I have been wondering whether uterine prolapse is more common for us and also if there is anything we can do to reduce pain when passing a BM.( also not helped by having haemmoroids) and during sexual intercourse ???

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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