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Doctor insights on: Retroverted Uterus And Fibroids

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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What does moderately retroverted non fibroid uterus means?

Nothing: Just means your uterus is tipped backwards and usually of no clinical significance. ...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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Pelvic Scan report:Bulky retroverted uterus with AP diameter 5.2cm. Endometrum thickness -18.6mm. No fibrod, cysts &Cysies. Abdominal pain still severe?

Pelvic Scan report:Bulky retroverted uterus with AP diameter 5.2cm. Endometrum thickness -18.6mm. No fibrod, cysts &Cysies. Abdominal pain still severe?

Pelvic pain: May be endometriosis or adhesions which are not readily noted on scans. Ultrasound may note larger endometriosis lesions; laparoscopy is the gold standard Adhesions are diagnosed when obstruction or at laparoscopy. Endometrium is thick - mid cycle? If not discuss w/doc. Also check disc disease. Pelvic floor tension, pelvic venous congestion, interstitial cystitis/renal f/u/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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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?

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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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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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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Can a subchorionic hematoma have greater risk with a retroverted uterus?

Can a subchorionic hematoma have greater risk with a retroverted uterus?

Usually unrelated: A retroverted uterus shouldn't contribute to a miscarriage and management would be the same, expectant. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant from foreplay, during the 1st day without bleeding and with a retroverted uterus?

Can I get pregnant from foreplay, during the 1st day without bleeding and with a retroverted uterus?

BE SAFE: Always use contraception if you do not want to get pregnant. Practice safe sex if it is an unfamiliar partner and use a condom. The only way to really ensure no pregnancy is abstinence. The next best is using contraceptives the right way. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant naturally? My ovaries are stick at the back of my uterus and I have retroverted uterus.

Can I get pregnant naturally? My ovaries are stick at the back of my uterus and I have retroverted uterus.

Absolutely: Yes, you can get pregnant as the proximity of the Fallopian tubes to the ovaries is far more important than the retroversion of the uterus. ...Read more

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With retroverted uterus and anterior placenta, is it better to prepare for CVS with a full or empty bladder?

With retroverted uterus and anterior placenta, is it better to prepare for CVS with a full or empty bladder?

Full bladder: Prepare with a full bladder.it is easier to empty the bladder than to wait for the letter to fill up. ...Read more

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I have retroverted uterus and my endometrium lining is 17mm. Will it be a hindrance if I want to conceive? What should I do?

I have retroverted uterus and my endometrium lining is 17mm. Will it be a hindrance if I want to conceive? What should I do?

Start trying: A retroverted uterus is very common. If your lining is 17mm that also is very common and could mean you are getting ready to ovulate. If you want to get pregnant start getting ready. You may want to talk to your doc about "preconception counseling" and start taking a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Will a retroverted uterus make HSG more painful? Options for pain relief? (other than otc-they don't work for me) also allergic to iodine.

Will a retroverted uterus make HSG more painful? Options for pain relief? (other than otc-they don't work for me) also allergic to iodine.

Should not be more.: Painful, but depends on the difficulty placing a catheter in the cervical canal leading into the uterus.

Iodine is needed to live, and is a major component to thyroid hormone. People are not allergic to iodine. However, some people are allergic to organic compounds bound to iodine in things like iodinated contrast (for a ct or hsg), or skin cleansers like betadine.

Discuss allergy with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I did my ultra sound and came to know I have retroverted uterus does retroverted uterus can effect in concieving and anything to make introverted?

I did my ultra sound and came to know I have retroverted uterus does retroverted uterus can effect in concieving and anything to make introverted?

No: Ability of sperm to get through uterus has to do with sperm's ability to swim, consistency of your cervical mucus when the sperm is released, and other factors
Retroverteduterus is normal anatomical variation, ...Read more

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My ultrasound report came back retroverted uterus measuring 37cc and saying I have multiple bilateral follicles, I'm just wondering what this means.

My ultrasound report came back retroverted uterus measuring 37cc and saying I have multiple bilateral follicles, I'm just wondering what this means.

Ultrasound: That ultrasound not abnormal. You have a lot of eggs to hatch (follicles) and your uterus has sagged abit backwards instead or the normal forward positions ...Read more

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Tvs result normal sized retroverted uterus with thick endometrium and a gestational sac like structure as described. I want to know this means thanks

Very specific: Very specific question regarding the appearance of ultrasound must be evaluated in person by a doctor who know the clinical scenario and who can view the images. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...Read more

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What r differentiating smptoms between uterine prolpse vs retroverted uterus? Pressure in retum, constant low bck pain 2wks before period. Relieved after

What r differentiating smptoms between uterine prolpse vs retroverted uterus? Pressure in retum, constant low bck pain 2wks before period. Relieved after

Past pregnancy?: Most prolapse occurs after many childbirths when the pelvic muscles are damaged and the uterus descends. It is irritating but not painful and doesn't go away with menses. Retroversion is a change in position of the uterus, and can give your symptoms. Discuss you menstrual/back pain with your physician at your next exam. ...Read more

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I was told I had an anteverted uterus but then u/s said it was anteverted. Then another u/s said retroverted. No fibroids, pid, etc. What caused this?

Your uterus: Is ether retroverted or anteverted. A retroverted uterus is a uterus that is tilted backward and it is a normal variations of the angle of the uterus. It will not cause any difficulty conceiving. It is the same as being left handed or right handed. It is relatively easy to diagnosed so I'm not sure why you received conflicting reports. ...Read more

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What is a retroverted uterus?

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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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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What does it mean when someone has a retroverted uterus?

Bent down: Retroverted uterus goes "down" from your cervix. Anteverted goes up. It is a description of a normal anatomical finding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between retroverted and non retroverted uterus?

What is the difference between retroverted and non retroverted uterus?

Tipped Backwards: A retroverted uterus is tilted backwards towards the spine. Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 women (depending on the source) has a retroverted uterus. It can be associated with back pain or pain during intercourse. The uterus is typically tilted anteriorly towards the bladder. There should be no effect on fertility. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how does this work?

Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how does this work?

Same: The position of the uterus does not change the process or procedure when performing a hysterectomy - the surgery would be the same ...Read more

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I have a retroverted uterus and have severe pain. What should I do?

I have a retroverted uterus and have severe pain. What should I do?

See a doctor: The fact that you have a retroverted uterus may have nothing to do with your pain. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor or gynecologist to have them examine you and start your workup to try to find the cause of your pain. ...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?

"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?

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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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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Having retroverted uterus how can get pregnant?

Having retroverted uterus how can get pregnant?

No differences!: 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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata (fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain (aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more