What Is an Inverted Cervix?

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An inverted or retroverted cervix typically occurs when a woman has a tilted uterus in which the angle of the uterus is abnormal. According to Women’s Health Magazine, about 30 percent of women have a tilted uterus, and therefore have an inverted cervix. According to HealthTap, this condition rarely causes complications with pregnancy.

According to Wikipedia, the cervix is the lower part of the uterus and is the part of the female reproductive system that connects the vagina to the uterus. The ectocervix, the part of the cervix that is exposed to the vagina, can sometimes have a tilt, along with the rest of the cervix, causing it to point away from the vagina. Although this may sound disturbing, it typically causes no complications with either sexual intercourse or pregnancy, according to Women’s Health Magazine. Women who are curious about whether they have an inverted cervix or tilted uterus can ask their gynecologists during a vaginal exam.

A tilted uterus is fairly common and does not affect the chances of pregnancy. However, as Women’s Health Magazine points out, since the uterus is not in the normal position, it may affect sensations during sexual intercourse, with some positions causing slight discomfort. Any severe pain or heavy bleeding accompanying an inverted cervix or tilted uterus may be signs of a more serious condition requiring medical attention.