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What you should know about a retroverted uterus

Having a retroverted uterus doesn’t usually affect the viability of a pregnancy, however a retroverted uterus may create more pressure on your bladder during the first trimester. Photo: Pexels

(Debra Sullivan/ Healthline) — A retroverted uterus is a uterus that curves in a backward position at the cervix instead of a forward position.

A retroverted uterus is one form of “tilted uterus,” a category that also includes anteverted uterus, which is a uterus that is tilted forward rather than backward. Retroverted uterus may also be referred to as a tipped uterus.

A retroverted uterus is a standard variation of pelvic anatomy that many women are either born with or acquire as they mature. Actually about a quarter of women have a retroverted uterus. Genetics may be the cause.

In other instances, the condition may have an underlying cause that is often associated with pelvic scarring or adhesions. (…)