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Br Med J. 1976 March 13; 1(6010): 622–624.
PMCID: PMC1639005

The retroverted gravid uterus and its effect on the outcome of pregnancy.


Among 1954 pregnant women who booked before the end of the 14th week of gestation the uterus was retroverted in 220 (11.2%). The incidence of bleeding in early pregnancy and spontaneous abortion was significantly higher in the retroverted group. Only three patients (1.4%) with a retroverted gravid uterus developed acute retention of urine. Patients with retroverted uteri did not have a higher incidence of previous infertility, nor any increase in the incidence of common obstetric abnormalities.

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