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

BMJ 1976; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6010.622 (Published 13 March 1976) Cite this as: BMJ 1976;1:622
  1. A R Weekes,
  2. R D Atlay,
  3. V A Brown,
  4. E C Jordan,
  5. S M Murray

    Abstract

    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.