Definition of Tipped Uterus

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Tipped uterus: A slight to dramatic placement of the uterus that orients it toward the back. A tipped uterus is common and usually causes no difficulty. In severe cases, it can affect choice of birth control method and cause pain in the pelvic area, especially during intercourse. Also known as uterine retroversion, tilted uterus, and retroverted uterus.

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Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery

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