Does a tilted uterus affect IUD?
And if your chosen contraception method is an IUD, a retroverted uterus can affect the insertion. ‘With IUD insertion it is important that the health professional recognises that the womb is tilted backwards,’ says Shazia, ‘otherwise they can perforate the uterus by not inserting the IUD correctly’.
Can a tilted womb cause problems?
Most of the time, a tilted uterus doesn’t cause any health, fertility, or pregnancy problems. In fact, it’s so common that it’s considered a normal variation. In very rare instances, though, a tilted uterus can pose health risks, so it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about it.
What are the side effects of a tilted uterus?
Some common symptoms of a tilted uterus include:
- Pain during sex.
- Pain during your monthly menstrual cycle.
- Involuntary urine leakage.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Pain or discomfort while wearing tampons.
How do doctors open your cervix for IUD?
To put the IUD in, the nurse or doctor will put a speculum into your vagina and then use a special inserter to put the IUD in through the opening of your cervix and into your uterus. The process usually takes less than five minutes.
Can a tilted uterus cause back pain?
A retroverted uterus is unlikely to affect your pregnancy in any way. However, it’s possible that a retroverted uterus may cause: Back pain. It makes sense that you may have back pain if your uterus puts pressure on your spine.
What does it mean if the uterus is tilted?
A tilted uterus means a condition when the uterus tips backward at the cervix instead of the forward positioning. Usually, a tilted uterus appears to be inborn. That means it is an anatomical feature of the woman. However, sometimes a tilted uterus may be caused by various pathologies of the woman’s reproductive system.
Why is my uterus tilted?
However, in some cases there are physical changes within the body that cause a tilted uterus. The most common is from scar tissue caused by endometriosis or fibroids. This scar tissue can weigh the uterus down, or pull in toward the back, resulting in a retroverted uterus.
What is an IUD insertion?
IUD (intrauterine device) insertion is a contraceptive procedure that involves placing a T-shaped device inside the uterus to prevent fertilization. The main purpose is to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg, but in cases where fertilization takes place, the device works by preventing a fertilized egg from growing in the womb.