Our expert says:
If a uterus is facing backwards or down, the term for that is called a retroverted uterus. A retroverted uterus is found in approximately 5-10% of patients without any problems. If this is the case then you should not have any problems trying falling pregnant due to this retroverted uterus. However, if your uterus is being pulled backward due to adhesions, which can be caused by a condition called endometriosis, then in this case it does influence your chances of falling pregnant. This however, can also be treated by a gynaecologist or a fertility specialist. So the first thing you need to find out is, if the uterus that is pointing downwards or retroverted is just a normal phenomenon or if it is being caused by a specific condition and then treatment will be appropriate to that condition.
Answered by: Dr. Y. Dasoo
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