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Is there reason to be alarmed when your uterus is tilted to the back?

By October 7, 2009 - 8:34pm
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i had a pa smear done and i was asked by the practitioner is i had ever been told that my uteres is tilted to the back?I said no and before i could why we got sidetracked and forgot to ask.

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Hi, Jaynest, and welcome to EmpowHer!

No, you needn't be alarmed. It's just an anatomical difference. A "tilted uterus," also called "tipped" or "retroflexed," happens in quite a few women. In some, it contributes to painful menstruation or sexual intercourse; other women are never aware of it at all.

My mom had a tilted uterus, but it "righted" itself after she had her first (of three) children. If you get pregnant, your uterus will probably no longer be tilted backward after the first trimester.

Here's the Mayo Clinic's answer:


And here's the American Pregnancy Association's page on a tilted uterus:


Do you have painful intercourse or menstruation? If so, that might be the reason to explore this further with your doctor. Otherwise, it's really not a concern.

October 8, 2009 - 9:43am

just wanted to know if i should be alarmed or not

October 7, 2009 - 8:35pm
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