Retroverted Retroverted Uterus

A uterus which is tilted backwards inside the pelvis is known as a retroverted (or tipped) uterus. In some women the uterus is tipped slightly forward towards the stomach and sometimes it is tipped backwards towards the spine. This position in which the uterus is tipped backwards is sometimes called a “tipped” uterus. Almost 20% of the women in the world have this condition.

Causes Of Retroverted Uterus:

Some of the causes for Retroverted uterus can be summarized in the following points:

  • Retroverted Uterus Is Genetic:

    The most common cause for this type of condition is known to be genetic. It means that in most cases the women are born with the tipped uterus.

  • Pregnancy:

    Pregnancy could be one cause in which the normally placed uterus can become retroverted. During pregnancy the uterus enlarges and the muscles which hold it are weakened. So, after the delivery, there are chances for the uterus to change positions.

  • Menopause:

    Once menopause takes place, the levels of estrogen in the body decrease. This can cause the muscles which hold the uterus to weaken. Hence, there are chances for the uterus to tilt.

  • Reproductive Problems:

    Pelvic Inflammatory disease and endometriosis are some diseases which can result in the tilting of the uterus.

Symptoms Of Retroverted Uterus:

Symptoms of a Retroverted Uterus:

  • Painful intercourse especially vaginal
  • Painful menstruation
  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty with fertility
  • Increase in urinary tract infections

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