Retroverted Uterus

Definition - What does Retroverted Uterus mean?

A retroverted uterus refers to a uterus that tips towards a woman’s back as opposed to her front. While a retroverted uterus is not likely to cause complications with conception or pregnancy, in some cases treatment may be required to correct the positioning.

A retroverted uterus may be called a tilted uterus or a tipped uterus.

FertilitySmarts explains Retroverted Uterus

Retroverted uterus is a common condition; one in five women are born with it. However, there are other situations that may cause the uterus to become tipped later in life:

  • Childbirth or pregnancy
  • Uterine tumors
  • Endometriosis, as a result of scar tissue formation
  • Fibroid, as a result of scar tissue formation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

The primary symptom of retroverted uterus may be pain during sexual intercourse. However, the condition itself does not cause any discomfort.

Women born with a tipped uterus are unlikely to face any complications with conception or pregnancy as a result of the condition. However, if an underlying issue is causing the retroversion, such as endometriosis or PID, the issue may cause conception complications and require attention.

Treatment is based on the specific condition being addressed, but may include hormone therapy, surgery, or cancer treatment. Exercise, surgery, or medication may be advised to treat a naturally occurring retroverted uterus.

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