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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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Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more


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What causes a tilted cervix?

What causes a tilted cervix?

Retroverted uterus: Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal variation of female anatomy, pelvic adhesion, endometriosis, fibroid uterus, bulky uterus etc. ...Read more

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What is a "weak uterus" or incompetent cervix?

What is a "weak uterus" or incompetent cervix?

Incompetent cx: If you have this, your doctor should have fully explained it to you already. It is where the cervix opens up too soon, anytime usually after 16 weeks and you lose the pregnancy. It can be diagnosed by an ultrasound before it happens and if you do have incompetent cx., a stitch can be placed by a competent obgyn to keep teh cervix closed and you will have to modify your activity and be monitored. ...Read more

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What is a prolapsed uterus?

What is a prolapsed uterus?

A prolapsed uterus: Is a uterus that has slipped out of place, sometimes protruding down through the vagina. ...Read more

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Is a retroverted womb a bad thing?

Is a retroverted womb a bad thing?

No: Retroverted just refers to the position of the uterus in the pelvis. Is should not present you with any problems with getting pregnant or having a baby. ...Read more

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What is a septate/bicornuate uterus?

What is a septate/bicornuate uterus?

Uterine Division: During embryonic development, the uterus forms as 2 tubes fuse together. The area where they join is supposed to go away and leave an empty uterine cavity. Sometimes this doesn't happen normally and the uterus is divided into two sides. There are many ways this can happen. There can be a right and left uterus (bicornuate) or just a partial division down the middle of the uterus (septum). ...Read more

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What does a curved cervix mean?

What does a curved cervix mean?

Normal: A curved cervix probably indicates your cervix has a bend in it, either pointing to the front or the back. All of that is normal, and should not be causing any health problems. ...Read more

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What are the indications,signs of a tilted uterus and how can it be corrected? Does ultrasound shows when uterus is tilted?

What are the indications,signs of a tilted uterus and how can it be corrected? Does ultrasound shows when uterus is tilted?

A uterine "tilt": is relatively common, and usually of no significance.. A tilted uterus per se is not an abnormal situation, but a normal anatomic variation. That said, in a minority of cases there may be associated pain with intercourse or menstruation. If that is the case, there are procedures to treat it. Ultrasound is the simplest way to assess the orientation of the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if my womb is tilted backwards?

Is it a problem if my womb is tilted backwards?

Not usually: The uterus is tilted backwards in 10-15% of women. Its considered normal and doesn't usually cause any problems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have a mildly retroflexed uterus what is the best way to get pregnant?

Have a mildly retroflexed uterus what is the best way to get pregnant?

Same way: About 25% of women have a retroflexed uterus, 25% are anteverted, the rest are in between and they are all normal in most cases. Unless you have something else going on (like endometriosis) it is not likely that the position of the uterus will affect your fertility. Endometriosis is associated with infertility and may also cause the uterus to be retroverted. ...Read more

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What is the cervix?

Opening to womb: It is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus (womb) where it joins with the top end of the vagina. It is the area where cells are obtained during a pap smear to aide in screening for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is an unfavorable cervix?

What exactly is an unfavorable cervix?

Low Bishop Score: As you get close to full term pregnancy, the cervix is assessed for 5 factors: dilation, effacement, firmness, position, and fetal station. Each factor gets scored, and the 5 are added together. 10 or better is considered favorable, and a patient has a very high chance of responding to oxytocin as an induction agent. Conservatively speaking, therefore, <10 is unfavorable. ...Read more

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What is a bulky cervix in relation to cervical cancer?

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Cervix: Bulky cervix in that context is referred to the bulky mass/cancer in the cervix. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my womb is tilted backwards, is this a problem?

What do you suggest if my womb is tilted backwards, is this a problem?

Nothing: That is a normal variant. It's like being left-handed: not abnormal, just less common. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a tipped uterus?

Tilted backward: I uterus can be in neutral position, tilted forward or tilted backward. I tipped uterus usually refers to a uterus tilted backward. ...Read more

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What is a uterine ablation for?

What is a uterine ablation for?

Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbearing. About 95% of patients have either no period or light/normal periods after an ablation and it can often be done in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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My uterus is retroverted, endometrium is hyperechoic what does that mean?

Retroverted: uterus is a normal anatomic variation....it means the uterus is tilted towards your back within your pelvis. The endometrium can also normally be hyperechoic, particularly in the secretory phase of your cycle. In the absence of other findings it is probably OK ...Read more

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What causes a tilted cervix?

Retroverted uterus: Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal variation of female anatomy, pelvic adhesion, endometriosis, fibroid uterus, bulky uterus etc. ...Read more

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What causes a tilted cervix? How can you fix it?

Probably normal.: A tilted cervix (or uterus) is just describing what the position of these organs is. It is not abnormal and does not need to be fixed. Some are tilted forward, some backward, and some right in the middle. One position is not better than the other. It is the way you were born. No worries! ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tilted cervix?

Depends .: A tilted cervix could just be a normal anatomical variant. Sometimes it can also be associated with endometriosis. It can also be related to the presence if large fibroids. ...Read more

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What kind of injury causes a tilted cervix?

What kind of injury causes a tilted cervix?

Retroverted uterus: Having a retroverted uterus does not cause an injury to the body. It might cause some pain during sexual relations depending on position etc. Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal pelvic variation, adehesions, endometriosis, multiple surgeries, fibroid uterus etc. ...Read more

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Could a tilted cervix cause sexual difficulties?

Could a tilted cervix cause sexual difficulties?

Unlikely: It's very unlikely for "tilted" cervix to cause sexual difficulties (you didn't mention what kind) since most are not aware of their cervix position & do just fine. If you're concerned, please write back w/more detail re specific sexual difficulties. Better yet, discuss your concerns w/your FamilyDoc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. While you didn't list any medications, perhaps it's a side effect. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for an iud? Does a tilted cervix make a difference?

Who is a good candidate for an iud? Does a tilted cervix make a difference?

Good IUD pts: Most women are iud candidates but the best patients are wome who have been pregnant, in a monogamous relationship, with no past pelvic infection and no uterus abnormalities. A tilted cervix or uterus makes for a simple adjustment at insertion. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a tilted cervix and why am i having pain in my cervix?

Vagina anatomy: The vagina has a normal position slightly tilted in the vagina vault. This helps keep sperm from falling out.
If you have cervix pain it maybe resolve on its own in a couple days. If not see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am 25 years of age. and up until my last gyno appt, she told me my cervix is tilted. and hasnt been and just tilted recently. why is that?

I am 25 years of age. and up until my last gyno appt, she told me my cervix is tilted. and hasnt been and just tilted recently. why is that?

Retro verted uterus: The uterus is not going to tilt overnight. It probably was like that the previous years also, but it was not mentioned. Also it could have been some changes as you grow older and part of the molding with growing. ...Read more

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Does it take longer to effaced or dilate if my cervix is tilted?

Nope: Tilted uterus is normal. 30 percent tip backward, 70 percent tip forward. No effect of effacing or dilating. If tipped back, you might have more back pain. ...Read more

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Hi I was told today I have a tilted cervix when my nurse was looking for the strings from mirena coil she could not find them what dose that mean?

Hi I was told today I have a tilted cervix when my nurse was looking for the strings from mirena coil she could not find them what dose that mean?

Nothing: A 'tilted' uterus us normal. Like saying your left handed. 30 percent of women have uteruses that tilt 'backwards'. Experience helps s practitioner work with uteruses in different positions . Now if your string is up in your cervix, it might be that no one could find the string. ...Read more

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I have a tilted cervix is there a good position to try to get pregnant or should I just do the normal sex positions? Also when is the best time totry

I have a tilted cervix is there a good position to try to get pregnant or should I just do the normal sex positions? Also when is the best time totry

Sex position: There was a time in gynecologic history where we would do surgery to bring the uterus and cervix in an up-right position thinking that would make the woman conceive more readily in a missionary position. We don't do this surgery any more, because we now think that sex position does not make a difference in a woman's capability to conceive. ...Read more

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If your cervix sits far back and is tilted, does that make it harder for the sperm to reach? Is it better if he come deep inside to better the chance?

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Here are some...: How much does the tilted uterine cervix contribute to female infertility? It is controversial although in anatomical sense such cervix may create a dam-like barrier like salmon swimming up and jumping over a dam; but physiologically, sperms just swim with no jump. To make sperms closer and easier to swim up into the Fallopian tube, depositing semen deep inside vagina makes sense... More? ask doc.. ...Read more

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What would cause a cervix to tilt - had two natural children - I'm 43 years old?

What would cause a cervix to tilt - had two natural children - I'm 43 years old?

Could be normal: Its not uncommon to hear to uterus is tilted backwards or forwards. What is the concern? Is there pain? ...Read more

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Is it harder to conceive if my cervix is lower and tilted?

No: Cervical checking by a woman herself is of no use whatsoever, and cervical factors in infertility are extremely uncommon. ...Read more

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Why is my cervix tilted towards my bladder? What does this mean?

Why is my cervix tilted towards my bladder? What does this mean?

Anatomical variety: Most women have a slightly "antiverted" uterus which means the tip is forward towards the bladder with the anterior end slightly concave . This is the common and normal position of the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm 23. Normal pap/exams. Cervix has tilted to left over past 2-3 years. Recently had 2 uti's in short span. Worried something growing/shifting?

I'm 23. Normal pap/exams. Cervix has tilted to left over past 2-3 years. Recently had 2 uti's in short span. Worried something growing/shifting?

Maybe: The majority of women with retroverted or tilted uterus have no symptoms. Some may have pain during intercourse or periods. Other rare conditions may be lower back pain, urinary incontinence or recurrent urinary tract infections. See your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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29 female 8-9dpo wet cm ever since white cm like watered down lotion the past few days, cervix is to high to feel and tilted toward the back. Worry?

Unclear: Not sure what you are asking. Your cervix location is nothing to worry about, and your cervical secretions will change as you describe through your cycle. ...Read more