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Whiplash and the uterus

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2006
  • 07:41 PM

Wife was in a MVA (broadsided) Mar 2006 and suffered severe whiplash. Did her annual medical Aug 2006 (by new Doctor) and was told she had a tilted uterus. Can anyone confirm if this can be caused by whiplash? PT. Hx. Twin girls born 2001. Tilted uterus never diagnosed by family doc or OBGYN (during pregnancy).

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  • Most likely it was the twins... from http://www.americanpregnancy.org/womenshealth/tippeduterus.html ** As a woman matures the uterus may not move into a forward position.** Childbirth can tip the uterus forward or backward. If the ligaments holding the uterus in place stretch, or lose their tension during pregnancy, the uterus can become tipped. In most cases, the uterus returns to a forward position after childbirth. ** Scarring from adhesions as a result of endometriosis or fibroids can also cause the uterus to shift to a tilted or retroflexed state. Sometimes a uterine suspension is used in conjunction with treatments for endometriosis to prevent the formation of adhesions after surgery. also see... http://www.inletmedical.org/tipped_uterus.asp
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2006
    • 05:51 PM
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  • Wife was in a MVA (broadsided) Mar 2006 and suffered severe whiplash. Did her annual medical Aug 2006 (by new Doctor) and was told she had a tilted uterus. Can anyone confirm if this can be caused by whiplash? PT. Hx. Twin girls born 2001. Tilted uterus never diagnosed by family doc or OBGYN (during pregnancy). Not a doctor, but am a woman, think these things can come loose with age. Also I had whiplash injury years ago, a minor accident. But within a month or so I started having blurred vision in rt eye. Within 5 or 6 mos I had developed a cataract at the age of 32. My eye was not hit, but I did tighten my left side pushing against steering wheel and brake with left foot and hand on impact, sprained both, However, I attempted to throw my right arm over my then 4 year old daughter in passenger seat, just reaction. This flung my right side abruptly. I believe the jolt damaged my lens, but proving it even with a doctor on your side will be difficult. But, if you haven't settled, get a cut-throat lawyer if it wasnt her fault and assume the damage was caused by the impact. We humans are fragile. I only weighed 100 lbs then and had little cushion for my joints and connective tissue. I am convinced the accident caused me to partially lose my eyesight. Had 20/20 before, never saw same after cataract surgery. It is permanent and will cost doctor visits and extra suffering for the rest of her life. Get a couple of opinions and either give it up,or go all the way in court. It consumed my life for at least 5 years, knowing it was from the accident. Knowing doesnt change anything. Have her talk to a stress councelor if she is distressed about the event. She has reason to be. AF
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2006
    • 05:23 AM
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  • Wife was in a MVA (broadsided) Mar 2006 and suffered severe whiplash. Did her annual medical Aug 2006 (by new Doctor) and was told she had a tilted uterus. Can anyone confirm if this can be caused by whiplash? PT. Hx. Twin girls born 2001. Tilted uterus never diagnosed by family doc or OBGYN (during pregnancy). I too had twins in 2005 and never was told that I have a tilted uterus and was also in a car accident. As far as I know it is very, very common, and not a very big concern. I work in an ultrsound place and we get patients all the time that have tilted uteruses but the doctors are not concerned. As for it being caused by the accident, I am not sure, but I really don't think so.
    darcand3 2 Replies
    • October 19, 2006
    • 05:28 AM
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  • Wife was in a MVA (broadsided) Mar 2006 and suffered severe whiplash. Did her annual medical Aug 2006 (by new Doctor) and was told she had a tilted uterus. Can anyone confirm if this can be caused by whiplash? PT. Hx. Twin girls born 2001. Tilted uterus never diagnosed by family doc or OBGYN (during pregnancy).Asked your physician about a whiplash treatment. Or if you do that before then asked for second opinion to other doctors. For sure they can give you a good diagnosis with that.
    jerrysmithly 2 Replies
    • October 17, 2012
    • 06:52 AM
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