Incarcerated Uterus

5 Replies
Laurabelle - October 12

Does anyone have any info about or have you had experience with an incarcerated uterus? This is where a retroverted uterus does not correct itself and then does not pop up and out from behind the pelvic bone as it is supposed to. I seem to have the following symptoms of it: - frequent need to urinate - sense of incomplete bladder emptying - urinary retention (inability to empty bladder). Not every time, but a lot of the time I have to strain very hard just urinate. It is as though I have to act like I am having a difficult bowel movement in order to urinate and let a little out at a time. This is a very difficult way to urinate and to fully empty my bladder. I often cannot empty it in this way at one time. Symptoms for incarcerated uterus generally start at 12-14wks. Mine started about 11 weeks. I am now almost 16 weeks. The problems of this are very bad, and if not fixed early enough can cause miscarriage. I am quite concerned. My belly measurments have also not changed in a month, which also leads me to belive that my uterus is not starting to move beyond the pelvic bone. I plan on asking my midwife about this at my appt next week.

 

to Laurabelle - October 12

With this condition can you see the baby on the ultrasound?

 

Laurabelle - October 12

Yes, just like you can see your baby on ultrasound early on while the uterus is still behind the pelvic bone (like it is supposed to be early on), you can indeed see your baby on ultrasound. I saw my baby at 6wks, and at 9wks in the ER when I was also told I have a retroverted uterus (went to the ER due to bleeding), and at 12 wks for a follow up ultrasound to the ER visit.

 

Jessica - October 12

Laurabelle I will post it here also to make sure you receive the info. This is all I could find on it. Also I read that pelvic rocking on your hands and knees will help put it back in place. Hope this helps. What is an Incarcerated Uterus ? An incarcerated uterus does not ascend into the abdominal cavity. Instead, it becomes wedged in the pelvic cavity between the sacrum and the pubis. The increased pressure displaces the cervix and compromises function of the bladder, kidneys and the colon among other organs. Symptoms Patients with incarceration usually though not always experience the following symptoms between 12 and 20 weeks of their pregnancy: Frequent need to urinate Sense of incomplete bladder emptying Urinary retention, Constipation, Lower abdominal pain, Vaginal bleeding. Sometimes a woman with an incarcerated uterus will remain asymptomatic until the third trimester or even until labor begins at term. If an incarcerated uterus is suspected, a manual exam and ultrasound are used to confirm the diagnosis. Consequences of an Incarcerated Uterus ? Patients with an untreated incarcerated uterus may experience hemorrhage and spontaneous abortion. Fetal loss of up to 33% has been reported in women with uterine incarceration. The earlier the incarceration is detected, the more favorable the prognosis for the fetus. Less commonly reported complications include intrauterine infection, rectal gangrene and rupture of the bladder or uterus. What You Can Do If you have a tipped uterus and are experiencing symptoms discussed in this section, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Early recognition is key to a successful outcome. Additionally, it is important to mention that you have a tipped uterus should you require urgent or emergency care. The information may be helpful in establishing a diagnosis and ensuring you receive the most appropriate treatment.

 

Jessica - October 12

Thanks for your help! I have read that same information. I know exactly what website you got the info at. I think I will be calling my midwife tomorrow. However, it is so rare that she may not have even heard of it. But I will make sure she listens to my concerns and acts accordingly.

 

Laurabelle - October 12

oops - not sure why I put Jessica as my name for the last post. I was suppose to be replying back to Jessica. lol I guess I have that pregnancy fogginess that everyone talks about. lol

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?