Tilted uterus

The uterus normally points forward towards the bladder.

Overview

The uterus normally points forward towards the bladder. Sometimes, however, it points backward towards the rectum. This often goes unnoticed but can sometimes cause lower back pain or menstrual pain.

Symptoms

Main symptoms

  • Pain in the lower back and deep in the lower abdomen
  • Menstrual disorders (painful periods, heavy bleeding)
  • No or slight symptoms

Other symptoms

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Women: difficulty in falling pregnant, sometimes infertility

Causes and treatment

Causes

  • Often unclear
  • Loosening of tissue (connective tissue surrounding the uterus)
  • Inflamed adhesions in the pelvic area

Further treatment by your doctor / in hospital

Possible tests
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
Possible therapies
  • Operation (rarely, uterus is tied to pelvic wall)

When to see a doctor?

  • Persistent pain in the lower back and deep in the lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Menstrual disorders (painful periods, heavy bleeding)

Exclusion of liability

CSS offers no guarantee for the accuracy and completeness of the information. The information published is no substitute for professional advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

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