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Retroverted Uterus Treatment

A retroverted uterus is a term that describes position of the uterus where it sits backwards instead of forwards in the pelvis. Also known as a tilted or tipped uterus, this is a common condition in women around the world. A retroverted uterus can affect one in five women and is usually genetic. However, there are other issues that may cause a uterus to become retroverted such as scarring, surgeries, endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, childbirth and fibroids. To learn more about a retroverted uterus, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.

Does a retroverted uterus cause problems during pregnancy?

A retroverted uterus generally doesn't hinder a woman’s chances of conceiving or become an issue during pregnancy. In some cases, it may get stuck in the pelvis while growing but doctors can usually reposition the uterus at that time. Once the woman is 3-4 months along in her pregnancy, the uterus generally reaches a size where it comes out of the pelvis on its own and isn't retroverted any longer. However, there are chances that it may become retroverted again after it shrinks post the pregnancy.

Does a retroverted uterus cause infertility and pain during sexual intercourse?

Case details: Already have children Having a retroverted uterus, without additional complications, doesn't generally cause infertility. Many women have a retroverted uterus and are still able to become pregnant. As for pain during sex, a retroverted uterus usually doesn't affect sexual intercourse or cause pain during sex. If a woman experiences pain during sex, it could be caused by endometriosis. Endometriosis usually creates adhesions which may stretch or become irritated during sexual acts causing pain. If a woman has a retroverted uterus and is experiencing secondary infertility, which is a case where conception is difficult after having children, a consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist may be in order. The specialist can then conduct several tests on the woman and her partner to determine what is causing the inability to become pregnant.

What is the best way to sleep while pregnant with a retroverted uterus located on the left side of the body?

In most cases, when a woman's uterus is located on the left side, it may be better for her to sleep on her right side. Basically, the most important factor is to find a position most comfortable for the woman. Depending on how many months pregnant she is, the woman can try lying on her side with her knees tucked upward towards her chest. This position may bring the uterus out of the retroverted position while sleeping for a while. However, since every woman is different, whichever position is most comfortable for the woman is generally the best as well.

What is a retroverted uterus and can it cause scarring?

Case details: After a laparascopy, my report reads, “adhesions to both tubes and ovaries to the posterior aspects of the uterus obligating the pouch of douglas in addition to some bowel adhesions.” A retroverted uterus is merely a uterus that tilts backwards in the pelvis instead of forwards. With about 40% of females having a retroverted uterus, this condition is considered common and nothing to be concerned about. In this case, since there is scarring present, the cause could either be endometriosis or an old pelvic infection.

Many women can go through life not knowing they have retroverted uterus. This is a common occurrence in women and usually doesn't create issues. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a retroverted uterus, ask an Expert now. They can offer medical insights and information based on the details of your case.

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