12:26 pm - 04/01/2009

Flipped Cervix?

A colleague was told by the nurse doing her smear test that she has a 'flipped cervix'. What excatly is this? We asked google and didn't really find anything useful, and we can't visualise anything that it could be! Not a worrying post, more a curious post...
archangelbeth 1st-Apr-2009 11:53 am (UTC)
She probably meant a tipped cervix, which is really a tipped uterus (also called a retroverted uterus or retroverted cervix) -- the uterus isn't in the usual place, and it drags the cervix along with it.

There was once a really interesting VP post about this, but I forgot to Memory it and now I can't find it. Bother. And I have to run and get the kid to school soon so I can't search any longer. Sorry!

storychick 1st-Apr-2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Agreed -- probably tipped cervix, and about 30% of women have them!
jessicka_harlot 1st-Apr-2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I believe this is quite common. My Mum was told she has a 'tilted cervix' at her last smear test so she couldn't be fitted with a coil. She thought I might have the same problems but I apparently don't as I'm happily fitted with a coil now :)

I found something on Wikipedia that your friend might find useful. It's not supposed to affect fertility in any way.
pygmybugs 1st-Apr-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yep. Tipped. Mine is, and other than being slightly annoying in the feminine hygeine department (I can't get a cup to seal and I have to use no-applicator tampons so I can personally guide them to the right corner), I don't think it's a big deal at all.
disturbedme 1st-Apr-2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Mine is also tipped.... and I've also been told my uterus is heart shaped.
deathchibi 2nd-Apr-2009 03:20 am (UTC)
I have this too, my uterus apparently tilts to the left. So I cracked a joke about being so liberal even my uterus tilts left. >_>
sunshineguinn 2nd-Apr-2009 04:45 am (UTC)
kuni_bob 2nd-Apr-2009 06:29 am (UTC)
sunshineguinn 2nd-Apr-2009 04:47 am (UTC)
I was told that mine is tipped when I went to get my IUD inserted. Apparently this is why I get all my menstrual cramping in my lower back. But it's no big deal, as far as I know. Just a little different. ;)
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