January 25, 2007 11:57 PM Subscribe
[Girlie filter] I'm tilted!
posted by nadawi to health & fitness (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, this question
brought up some interesting questions. I was told when I was 16 or so that I have a tilted uterus. I was told that this would make childbirth slightly harder but that's about it. Upon reading some things online it seems that it can also cause painful sex and frequent UTI's.
It should be mentioned that I was born with a UTI that went untreated until I was about 3 months old. I was very sick and wouldn't gain weight. As soon as they fixed it I was healthy as can be, however, I have constant UTI's. Some doctors are suprised how advanced they can be without me noticing. I also notice pain with (oh the TMI) deeply penatrating sexual positions. To add to this I have incredibly painful periods. The cramps are intense and it feels like it's just about as painful as it can get every time. It's also suggested that the tilt has some relation to endometrisios, which my mother had and her uterus was removed when I was young because of. It was said by her doctors that she should have aborted me because her condition would have killed her and me. Luckily, neither happened.
Yes, I've been to doctors. Some say it's in my head. Some say that birth control may fix it (but all it did was make me insane and fat). But none have suggested that it's because my tilted uterus. So ladies, those of you that tilt (it's suggested that it's 20% if us) what have you noticed? Am I just a hypochondriac?