Occasionally, it is difficult to differentiate a tilted uterus from a pelvic tumor. In this case, your health care provider may have to perform a rectovaginal exam.
Are there Health Complications with a Retroverted Uterus?
Few women with retroverted uteruses experience health complications as a result of their condition. However, sometimes a retroverted uterus can be a warning sign of another underlying reproductive issue, including pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis. Be sure to contact your health care provider if you are experiencing:
- severe abdominal or pelvic pain
- irregular menstrual periods
- irregular ovulation or infertility
If left untreated, these conditions can have dangerous effects on your reproductive organs and overall health.
Will A Tipped Uterus Affect Fertility?
Many women who have a retroverted uterus worry that it will affect their future fertility. However, this condition does not appear to affect conception in any way, and most women with retroverted uteruses will go on to experience healthy pregnancies.
If you are experiencing difficulties getting pregnant, it could be a sign of an underlying reproductive problem. Be sure to contact your health care provider for assistance.
Treatment for A Retroverted Uterus
If your retroverted uterus is causing you a lot of pain or discomfort, you may want to consider treatment for the condition.
Treatment options include:
- Exercises: Women can perform knee-to-chest exercise in order to encourage the uterus to slip back into its proper place. Unfortunately, this tends to be a temporary solution for the problem.
- Pessaries: A pessary is a plastic device that is worn inside of the vagina. It helps to support the uterus in the proper position. However, these devices can only be worn in the short term because of the risk for developing a vaginal infection.
- Surgery: Surgery for a retroverted uterus is available. Known as the UPLIFT procedure, this procedure works to reposition the uterus by cutting and shortening the ligaments that support it. UPLIFT is a laparoscopic surgery that is performed with the aid of a small camera.