Inverted Uterus – A Normal Variation

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An inverted uterus  is a term referring to a different position of this organ in the abdominal cavity. Nonetheless, having an inverted uterus is a normal variation. It means that the uterus lies to the side of the bladder. The vaginal canal and the cervix are the same, but the body of the uterus has a different direction: it is  placed backwards instead of forwards. Although inverted uterus is not an anomaly, less informed women perceive it as a severe disease and a tragedy. Fortunately, an inverted uterus causes no specific health problems, but occasionally, childbirth can be more difficult.

Generally, an inverted uterus is genetic and is nothing to worry about. Nonetheless, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, childbirth, as well as pelvic surgery and pelvic adhesions can also be the cause of it. An inverted uterus involves no medical problems, but it is often associated with dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. Although an inverted uterus means a different position of this organ, this has no influence on fertility. It usually needs to treatment, but in some cases it can be repositioned through manual techniques, special exercises and surgery.

To conclude, the most serious problems of an inverted uterus are experienced during childbirth. In this case, the gynaecologist has to manually detach the placenta and put the uterus in its back position. It is a life-threatening problem due to massive bleeding.  Fortunately, the survival rate is of 85 per cent.

There are several types of inverted uterus, depending on its severity such as incomplete inversions, complete inversions, prolapsed inversion, as well as total inversion. A few diagnosis methods consist of scans, hypertension, greater blood loss, unusual fund of the uterus, as well as uterus protruding from the vagina. Make sure that you choose a highly and professionally trained doctor while giving birth if you have an inverted uterus. The myth claiming that a woman with an inverted uterus cannot have babies, is not true, so do not worry.