The inverted uterus (receding or uterine retro deviation) is a more common natural condition than is thought. What does it consist of and what symptoms does it produce? We find out for you.
Many women go to the gynecologist for a routine examination and are informed that the position of their uterus is regressed, that is, backwards. In these cases, doctors are the ones to explain to women what this term means and how it affects women in their lives and especially when conceiving or during pregnancy.
It is a natural condition that from a medical point of view is known by different names: from tilted uterus to uterine retro deviation, through tilted uterus, retroversion of the uterus or simply bad position of the uterus.
To begin with, having an inverted uterus is not a disease or a major anatomical problem, it is a natural condition of the female body, and it usually occurs among 20% of the female population, even to the point that many women are not aware of it.
Having an inverted uterus is nothing more than a variation of the female pelvic anatomy where the uterus tilts backwards instead of forwards. The uterus and the bladder form a “q”, where the uterus practically rests on the bladder; however, women with an inverted uterus have the uterus resting on the rectum.
What is the inverted uterus?
We must take into account that, normally, the uterus is located in a vertical position, or at least, a little inclined forward. But when this condition exists, instead of the uterus being located towards the abdomen, its fundus points rather towards the back.
It is a natural condition, which has to do precisely with the fact that the anatomy of the body of the woman who has it is like this. What’s more, it tends not to cause anything bad or major problems.
Not in vain, until a few years ago many doctors believed that having an inverted or receding uterus could be a cause related to difficulties in conception. However, recent studies and research have confirmed that the position of the uterus does not affect the ability of the sperm to reach the egg, and therefore conception.
On the other hand, having the uterus inverted does not affect pregnancy, since when a woman is pregnant it is very common for her body to rearrange her own uterus towards the vertical position on its own, something that tends to happen around twelve weeks of gestation. Gestation. Only rarely, actually infrequently, does leakage occur if the uterus is not placed in the proper position.
Inverted uterus symptoms
As we have mentioned before, 20% of the female population suffers from this anatomical deviation and many of them are not even aware of it. This deviation of the uterus is also known as malposition of the uterus or tilted uterus, among other names.
Normally, women who have a tilted uterus do not usually suffer from symptoms of any kind, but sometimes they tend to feel pain during sexual intercourse, prone to urinary tract infections, frequent back pain, discomfort during menstruation and even problems conceiving.
An inverted uterus is usually diagnosed when a woman comes in for a checkup and the doctor performs a pelvic exam. In the case of being diagnosed with having a receding uterus, the doctor will not order anything since the treatment for women who suffer from a tilted uterus does not entail major problems unless other symptoms are presented that can be the cause of a major complication.