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Does having a tilted uterus make it more common to have an ectopic pregnancy?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Ectopic pregnancies occur when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize and then the fertilized ovum does not make it to the uterus.
This is usually a tubal issue (scarring, obstruction, etc). The fertilized egg continue to grow and the tube cannot handle the size and growth and ruptures. Tilting of the uterus in my opinion would not be a recognized cause for this condition.

In brief: Probably not
Ectopic pregnancies occur when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize and then the fertilized ovum does not make it to the uterus.
This is usually a tubal issue (scarring, obstruction, etc). The fertilized egg continue to grow and the tube cannot handle the size and growth and ruptures. Tilting of the uterus in my opinion would not be a recognized cause for this condition.
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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The position of the uterus has nothing to do with a risk for ectopic pregnancy.

In brief: No
The position of the uterus has nothing to do with a risk for ectopic pregnancy.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
In brief: For certain, no
Agree with both doctors who posted previously; i just want to weigh in as well.
Totally normal uteri can be flexed, tilted, and even rotated: all are variations of normal. Some are more common than others. The retro-flexed or retro-verted uterus ('back tilted') is about 10% of women but it' s normal. It won't cause ectopic anymore than it causes crab grass to grow in your lawn :).

In brief: For certain, no
Agree with both doctors who posted previously; i just want to weigh in as well.
Totally normal uteri can be flexed, tilted, and even rotated: all are variations of normal. Some are more common than others. The retro-flexed or retro-verted uterus ('back tilted') is about 10% of women but it' s normal. It won't cause ectopic anymore than it causes crab grass to grow in your lawn :).
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