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Retroversion of the Uterus

Causes of Retroversion of the Uterus

Though retroversion of the uterus is the normal uterine position for about 20 percent of women, there are a few causes of this condition in women who did not have previously have a tipped uterus, including:

  • Weakening pelvic ligaments associated with menopause
  • Enlargement of the uterus, either as the result of pregnancy or tumor

In addition, scar tissue in the uterus (also referred to as pelvic adhesions) can also keep the uterus in a tipped or retroverted position; this scar tissue may be caused by endometriosis (when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other parts of the woman’s body), pelvic inflammatory disease, salpingitis (an infection in the fallopian tubes) or pelvic surgery. 

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