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Ventrosuspension (Correction of a Retroverted Uterus)

Ventrosuspension (Correction of a Retroverted Uterus) is where the uterus is tilted backwards instead of forwards (anteverted). As many as 20% of women have a so-called retroverted uterus.

For most women a retroverted uterus is natural. Most women do not experience any symptoms or problems during normal life or pregnancy related to the retroverted uterus.

However, some patients with a retroverted uterus can experience chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse) and dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation). Correction of the retroversion by surgery can reduce or eliminate these symptoms.

It is important to note uterus retroversion is not believed to itself influence fertility. Other pelvic problems such as endometriosis and fibroids can cause a retroverted uterus and infertility. Therefore it is important to treat the underlying conditions (such as the endometriosis or fibroids) in order to improve fertility.

You only need to treat the retroverted uterus itself if it causes pain NOT to improve fertility.

Correction of a retroverted uterus is completed surgically in a procedure called ‘ventrosuspension’. During ventrosuspension, the retroverted uterus is moved by shortening the ligaments which hold the uterus in position by attaching them to the abdominal wall thereby alleviating any associated pain.

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