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Can retroverted uterus cause constant low back pain? Constipation n worse bck pain 2 weeks before period. It's putting strain on my back n pelvic floor

Can retroverted uterus cause constant low back pain? Constipation n worse bck pain 2 weeks before period. It's putting strain on my back n pelvic floor

Yes: This is possible. If you have not had an ultrasound, then this is indicated. Also, remember to check a pregnancy test if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Gi dr suspect retroverted uterus fromdigital rectal exam. It's pushing in on rectum. Cause of low bck pain, constipation, GI prob? Worse 2wks before perid

Gi dr suspect retroverted uterus fromdigital rectal exam. It's pushing in on rectum. Cause of low bck pain, constipation, GI prob? Worse 2wks before perid

Please see your gyn: That is who u need to see to make sure that is what you have and for possible solutions to your problems the gyn can work together with the GI doc. ...Read more

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Had C/S 4 months ago, been constipated since then. Take fluids a lot and occasional fruits. Scan shows retroverted uterus. What's cause of constipatio?

Had C/S 4 months ago, been constipated since then. Take fluids a lot and occasional fruits. Scan shows retroverted uterus. What's cause of constipatio?

Constipation cause: Almost always due to your diet. Foods that cause C are rice, barley, split peas, bananas, milk, apples. Avoid them for several days and C almost always goes away. ...Read more

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Can a retroverted uterus cause a woman to go for a c section? Or can one have a normal delievery with a retroverted uterus?

Can a retroverted uterus cause a woman to go for a c section? Or can one have a normal delievery with a retroverted uterus?

Normal delivery OK: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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It it possible for retroverted uterus cause miscarriages?

It it possible for retroverted uterus cause miscarriages?

No effect: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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My daughter 13 years old have retroverted uterus causes bad low back pains how to solve this it affects her daily activities and her mood?

My daughter 13 years old have retroverted uterus causes bad low back pains how to solve this it affects her daily activities and her mood?

Doubt it: Very unlikely that retroverted uterus in
13-y-o be responsible for bad low back pain. Suggest you consult pediatric orthopedist. Anatomic musculo-skeletal abnormality should be ruled out. Physical therapy & exercise could then take care of it. Obresity might also be a factor which could also be problematic with both activities & mood. Latter might require counseling. ...Read more

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What could cause a retroverted uterus?

What could cause a retroverted uterus?

Natural: It's both natural and normal. Roughly 10% of normal women have a retroverted uterus, it's not an abnormality. Any source that tells you so is woefully out of date. ...Read more

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What could cause a bulky, retroverted uterus?

What could cause a bulky, retroverted uterus?

Depends: A retroverted uterus just means the position of the uterus is tilted back towards the rectum. This is not abnormal. Bulky usually means the uterus is enlarged. The most common reasons are fibroids and adenomyosis. Both are benign conditions but if symptoms are bad treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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After sex with my partner, immediately on withdraw sperm flows out, what is the cause and how can be avoided? I have only retroverted uterus.

After sex with my partner, immediately on withdraw sperm flows out, what is the cause and how can be avoided? I have only retroverted uterus.

Semen drips out: IT does this in all women. There is no other place for semen and your vaginal fluids to go. This is how nature works. The sperm, however, learn and are programmed to swim to and find the cervix and swim through it. Semen dripping out of the vagina does not in any way lessen the chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a retroverted uterus & a 5cm cyst on my left ovary that caused a miscarriage. Could I have reoccurring miscarriages if not treated?

I have a retroverted uterus & a 5cm cyst on my left ovary that caused a miscarriage. Could I have reoccurring miscarriages if not treated?

Are you sure?: There are certain uterine anomalies that can result in a miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion. These include septate, bicornuate, and obstructed hemi-uterus. Surgical correction is not usually indicated for a retroverted uterus. Ovarian cysts are not known to be related to loss of a fetus. If they are large, cause pain, or believed to be cancerous, they may be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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Low abd. Heaviness & pain before urge to pass stool. Retroverted uterus previously noted on spinal MRI. It has occurred for the past 2 years. Causes?

Low abd. Heaviness & pain before urge to pass stool. Retroverted uterus previously noted on spinal MRI. It has occurred for the past 2 years. Causes?

Maybe related: Uterine retroversion indicates that the top of the uterus is rotated backward into the pelvis and may impact the sigmoid colon where stool is stored just prior to bowel movement. It is theoretically possible for a retroverted uterus to cause heaviness and discomfort in woman who's sigmoid colon has fecal material present. Retroverted uteri may occur in up to 25% of women. ...Read more

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Retroverted uterus, 16 weeks pregnant. When my uterus moves position, could it cause brown spotting?

Retroverted uterus, 16 weeks pregnant. When my uterus moves position, could it cause brown spotting?

Pregnant: spotting: Retroverted positionwill change at about 16-18 weeks because of the sacral promentory (back bone) which limits where the top of the uterus can be, and pushes it forward. This will cause the typical "baby bump". Brown discharge is not because of the forward movement of the uterus, and should be investigated by a health professional. ...Read more

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Can a small 2 CM subserosal fibroid on the anterior fundus of my retroverted uterus cause blood tinged vaginal discharge after meals on a full stomach?

Can a small 2 CM subserosal fibroid on the anterior fundus of my retroverted uterus cause blood tinged vaginal discharge after meals on a full stomach?

Not usually: Have you had a normal pap smear? Go see your gyn, bleeding when it isn't your period is more likely due to a hormone imbalance or medications. It is possible you need a procedure like a uterine biopsy or a d&c. ...Read more

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Told years ago I had retroverted uterus, u/s confirmed. Then two years ago u/s said anteverted and then one year ago said retroverted again! How?

Told years ago I had retroverted uterus, u/s confirmed. Then two years ago u/s said anteverted and then one year ago said retroverted again! How?

"Lost in space": The uterus is supported by ligaments that allow it to be moveable in space and not fixed in a certain position forever. That is the "flip side" of your question. ...Read more

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U/s report said I had a retroverted uterus. Three months later, u/s said it was anteverted and then 6 month later u/s report said retroverted? Why?

U/s report said I had a retroverted uterus. Three months later, u/s said it was anteverted and then 6 month later u/s report said retroverted? Why?

May depend on how: Full your bladder was. A full bladder will lift the uterus up. An empty bladder provides room in the anterior pelvis for the uterus to drop into.

Also, were both us examinations the same? Transvaginal would have an empty bladder and transabdominal a full bladder.

Finally, having stool in the rectum and sigmoid colon would displace the uterus upwards and forward. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

Normal varient: Most uteri are slightly tilted forward, over the bladder. Some are in mid position, and some are tilted back. Tilted back is referred to as retroverted. It may make finding your cervix slightly more uncomfortable during a pap exam but otherwise is not a true abnormality. ...Read more

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What doesn't mean of normal-sized retroverted uterus?

What doesn't mean of normal-sized retroverted uterus?

Normal.: Uterus is normal size. The orientation of the uterus is retroflexed which means that the top of the uterus is laying down toward the spine rather than laying forward toward your abdomen. ...Read more

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Which position is the best for a retroverted uterus?

No best position: Sexual satisfaction is subjective and every woman is different. Do what feels best to you and make sure that you've had a discussion with your partner about doing what makes you most comfortable. Some people however may consider side-lying as a neutral position that is independent of uterine anteversion or retroversion. ...Read more

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Did retroverted uterus create problem to concive?

No effect: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how would this work?

Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how would this work?

Probably the same: The uterus can be retroverted, anteverted, or mid-plane and all of these are normal. That does not usually affect the process of performing a hysterectomy. What can complicate the procedure would be significant adhesions or other exophytic disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hysterectomy for a retroverted uterus?

Is it possible to have a hysterectomy for a retroverted uterus?

Possible: The position of the uterus is not specifically an indictation for surgery, however if there is associated disease such as endometriosis, infection, fibroids, adhesions, etc - a hysterectomy may well be warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a retroverted uterus and I have decided that I want a baby!!?

Go for it: Retroverted uterus is a less common variant of normal (meaning it's normal.) Retroverted uterus has no impact whatsoever on normal fertility, so good luck. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with retroverted uterus?

How to get pregnant with retroverted uterus?

Shouldn't effect: You need to do nothing different to get pregnant with a retroverted uterus than you do with an anteverted uterus. Have sex around ovulation. ...Read more

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Does having a retroverted uterus interfere with conceiving?

Does having a retroverted uterus interfere with conceiving?

No: Not really. Women with retroverted uteri go on to have normal conception and delivery of babies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in california can I have a hysterectomy for a retroverted uterus?

Can you tell me in california can I have a hysterectomy for a retroverted uterus?

Unsure: Many omen have a retroverted uterus. That in itself is not a reason for hysterectomy. However, there are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get pregnant fast with a retroverted uterus been trying for nearly a year?

No clear answer.: There is no best way to get pregnant or to get pregnant quickly, and sometimes conceiving can take time. I suggest that you talk to your gynecologist about wanting to conceive. They can tell you when intervention might be helpful and make sure that you are in good health for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Currently TTC with a Retroverted Uterus. What is the best position to do? Missionary isn't working.

Currently TTC with a Retroverted Uterus. What is the best position to do? Missionary isn't working.

Fertility: The retroverted uterus does not prevent conception using any "position". If you are ovulating normally, with regular periods, and pregnancy does not occur when you are having sex at the time of ovulation for six months (get a thermometer calibrated in tenths at your drugstore to determine ovulation). Consult your healthcare professional. He/she may recommend a semen analysis for your partner. ...Read more

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What is a retroverted uterus?

Retroverted Uterus: Is a term to describe a normal variant uterine shape, in which the top of the uterus is bent back towards the spine (back), as opposed to the more common anteverted uterus, where the bend places the top of the uterus over the bladder (towards the front). ...Read more

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