Retroverted Uterus – Symptoms and Treatment

The uterus is the female organ where the embryo develops for the months during pregnancy. The organ is generally slightly “anteverted” i.e. it is tilted or tipped forward towards the bladder. Also the anterior end of the uterus is slightly concave. But there are cases where the uterus in a woman may be irregularly placed, for example a woman may have retroverted uterus. A retroverted uterus is one which is tilted backwards instead of being tilted forward.

There do exist retroverted uterus symptoms treatments, which are not usually very prominent or apparent. It is found that in most cases this situation is genetic and is perfectly normal. But there are also other factors which may cause the uterus to be. Some of the non- genetic causes include pelvic surgery or pelvic adhesions, pelvic inflammatory diseases or the labour of child birth etc.

Retroverted Uterus - Symptoms and Treatment

Detection/ Diagnosis

A tipped uterus can be detected by a gynaecologist during a normal pelvic examination. A regular pelvic exam helps in the detection as well as the diagnosis of the retroverted uterus.

Symptoms

Various symptoms of retroverted uterus include the following:

  • Many women seem to experience intense pelvic pain during the menses. The pelvic pain may also be experienced during ovulation which is a result of a misaligned uterus.
  • Severe back pain during the monthly cycle is also a symptom of a retroverted uterus.
  • Having issues while inserting a tampon, is also a sign which may point to a woman with a tilted uterus.
  • Pain during intercourse is also a symptom of retroverted uterus. When the penis hits the wall of the women’s cervix it causes her to experience pain. This is because a tilted uterus is usually accompanied by a tilted cervix.

Treatment

The tipped uterus is a condition and not a severe disease. While it does not cause a woman to become infertile, it may pose a challenge to a woman when she is trying to conceive. Also there is no such need for a treatment to get the tilted uterus corrected because a tipped uterus usually corrects itself during the 10th to the 12th week of pregnancy.

Even then if treatment for the condition is volunteered for, it may involve manual anteversion of the uterus i.e. the uterus is titled forward in the right position manually. Other treatment methods include varied exercises, a pessary (i.e. a medical device inserted in the vagina to provide structure) or a surgery.

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