Tilted Uterus Symptoms
What Is a Tilted Uterus?
A tilted uterus is also called a tipped uterus, tilted womb, or a retroverted uterus. It is a somewhat common female problem. As many as approximately 1 out of 4 women may have a tipped uterus.
A tilted uterus is as its name mentions. The uterus tilts toward the back instead of vertical or pointed toward the abdomen, as it normally does in a woman's body. Women with a tipped uterus are usually born with it, but some develop a retroverted uterus as they approach menopause. Sometimes endometriosis can cause a tilted uterus, too.
Common Tilted Uterus Symptoms
For most women, having a tilted uterus poses no symptoms whatsoever or causes any
health conditions. Until recent years, women were told that a tilted
uterus could cause a woman to have difficulties becoming pregnant.
Doctors now know that almost all of the time, a tilted uterus doesn't
interfere with the ability to conceive. A tipped uterus also rarely
interferes with childbirth, either.
There are a few unlucky women for which a retroverted uterus is a problem. Most of the problems encountered with a tipped uterus involve sexual intercourse. Do you think that you may have a tipped uterus? Here are some of the most common tilted uterus symptoms:
Sometimes a tilted uterus causes pain during intercourse. This is the main symptom of a tipped uterus that women complain about most often. Another common tilted uterus symptom is pain in the pelvic area.
Here are other tilted uterus symptoms:
Recurring UTIs (urinary tract infections)
Lower back pain, especially while menstruating
Tampons are uncomfortable or impossible to use
Treatment for a tipped uterus is usually done by a simple procedure called uterine suspension, or a laparoscopy, in which the uterus is moved to a more proper position. This surgical procedure will usually result in being able to have sex without pain and sometimes alleviates painful periods. However, if it doesn't solve the problem and stop the pain, a hysterectomy may be necessary to correct the issue.