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May 18th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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I posted a while back that I was having an MRI of my pelvis done b/c of the left sided sciatic and left buttock pain I have before my period. I know endo often doesn't show up on an MRI anyway, but I thought it was worth a shot to at least rule out other things.

I actually still haven't heard from my doctor (It's been almost 2 weeks. She's been out of the office, but I think they should have a system in place to get back to their patients.), but finally went to the MRI department and asked for a CD of my MRI to take to my doctor and just read the report on the CD. Basically it doesn't say a whole lot, my Rt. ovary is bigger than the other and there was a little free fluid. No masses or endometriosis seen .

The one thing that really stuck out to me is that the report said my uterus is retroverted (tipped backwards). I was told this once after a pelvic exam but I never knew for sure. I'm a a radiological technologist, so I was able to look at the images and compare them to some "normal" images in my anatomy textbook. WHOA. My uterus seriously goes completely the opposite direction of a "normal" uterus. Where most women's uterus will tilt forward toward their belly, mine is going back toward my spine. It also goes off to the left, which I'm thinking *could explain my symptoms since on some of the images it does look like it's pressed right up against my sacrum on the left side.

Now, from what I've researched, a tipped uterus is fairly common and *shouldn't* cause fertility problems (although doctors used to think it did). And it CAN be caused by an underlying issue such as endometriosis, so I'm still not convinced that I don't have endo. And since it does take me awhile to get pregnant, and my uterus looks VERY tipped, I can't help but think this might have *something* to do with our problem. Anyone else have a tipped uterus or know anything about it?

Ha, this explains why I didn't show very much when I was pregnant. I totally joked that he was growing in my butt -- looks like he was! Also explains why I had low back pain during my pregnancy starting at like 7 weeks. I remember thinking, "If this baby is really only the size of a blueberry, why is my back hurting already??!"

So anyway, I'm still waiting to hear from the doctor. I'm not sure where to go from here.

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May 18th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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I'm sorry the MRI didn't give you the results you wanted. Was the fluid around your just your ovary both it and your tube? I just ask because I had fluid around both which turned out to be a hyrosalpinx. I have a tilted uterus as well. I had no idea until we started all the fertility testing. As far as I know it doesn't cause any fertility problems. It can take longer to see both a bean and a heartbeat in the beginning of pregnancy

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