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On pelvic examination, I had a retroplaced uterus and my doctor said I had endometriosis. How common is this?

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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: A retroplaced uterus

Is not uncommon, like being left handed.
It is possible that on exam your physician felt nodules on the ligaments that support your uterus that could be endometriotic implants. A history of painful periods that resolved while on birth control pills may have also led your doctor to believe this. A retroplaced uterus doesn't = endometriosis though some with endo might have a retoplaced uterus.

In brief: A retroplaced uterus

Is not uncommon, like being left handed.
It is possible that on exam your physician felt nodules on the ligaments that support your uterus that could be endometriotic implants. A history of painful periods that resolved while on birth control pills may have also led your doctor to believe this. A retroplaced uterus doesn't = endometriosis though some with endo might have a retoplaced uterus.
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology

In brief: Retroflexed uterus

16-20%of all women have a retroflexed uterus, congenital.
Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease among other conditions can creat scaring in the pelvis creating a retroflexion of the uterus.

In brief: Retroflexed uterus

16-20%of all women have a retroflexed uterus, congenital.
Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease among other conditions can creat scaring in the pelvis creating a retroflexion of the uterus.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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