uterine retroflexion

uterine retroflexion

a position of the uterus in which its body is bent backward on itself at the isthmus of the cervix and the lower uterine segment. This condition has no clinical significance; it does not prevent conception or adversely affect pregnancy. On speculum examination of the vagina, the condition may be deduced by the location of the cervix in the anterior vaginal vault. The fundus of the uterus may also often be felt through the rectal wall upon rectovaginal examination.