retroverted uterus

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retroverted uterus

A UTERUS that lies in line with the long axis of the vagina or at an angle that slopes back from this axis. Normally, the uterus is inclined forward at about a right angle to the vagina. Retroversion is the condition of about 20% of women and is not, in itself, considered to be in any way harmful.
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"The curved tip enables easy manipulation of the cervix, especially in cases where the patient has a tilted uterus," Ms Asiedu and her colleagues wrote in PLoS.
"Not only do we deal with emotions and a number of physical issues such as a tilted uterus, we also work on building health and balance into the spleen and the immune system.
Her suspicions were dismissed by the doctor, who said her distended belly was the result of a "tilted uterus." A month later, she began to experience discomfort.
According to her lawsuit, on August 17 the woman was taken into the operating room where Severson began the abortion, even though an ultrasound indicated she had a tilted uterus. Almost immediately after the suction was turned on, the patient felt pressure in her uterus and complained of excruciating pain.
If the pain occurs during intercourse you may have problems with your uterus (such as fibroid growths, a tilted uterus or a prolapse).