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What Is Retroverted Uterus?: Causes And Symptoms

The retroverted uterus is an abnormality of the position of the organ within the pelvic cavity; the uterus, instead of being inclined forward, is deflected backwards.This anatomical variant can be congenital (present from birth) or acquired. In the latter case, the uterus is initially anteverted and changes position following an abnormality arising in the pelvic area. This occurs most frequently due to a fibroid or an inflammatory process that causes adhesions or a weakening of the pelvic ligaments, such as to alter their position.

Retroversion of the uterus can also occur following miscarriages and difficult deliveries. Furthermore, this anomaly can also be found in very thin women subject to ptosis, i.e. a lowering of the organs.

Inverted uterus can result from endometriosis , pelvic inflammatory disease , salpingitis , and neoplastic processes. The condition can also occur during menopause due to a relaxation of the connective tissues or as a result of a previous surgery.

The retroverted uterus can be associated with a feeling of heaviness in the lower part of the abdomen and with an increase in pain in the lumbar region, which is accentuated in the premenstrual period or during the cycle. Some women also may experience painful intercourse ( dyspareunia ).

Fertility is in no way compromised by the retroverted uterus and the course of any pregnancy can be normal .

In most cases, no treatment is needed; usually, after the increase in volume that occurs physiologically during pregnancy , the uterus tends to straighten, finally assuming a more regular position. Only in rare cases, surgery is used to correct the position of the uterus (hysteropexy).

Possible Causes Of Retroverted Uterus

Retroverted uterus is a common or probable symptom of these diseases

Common Causes

  • Uterine fibroids

Rare Causes

  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Menopause
  • Uterine polyps
  • Salpingitis

By clicking on the pathology you are interested in, you will be able to read more about its origins and the symptoms that characterize it. Retroverted uterus can also be a typical symptom of other diseases, not included in our database and therefore not listed.

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