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Uterine Fibroids

Can a uterine fibroid cause leg pain?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Fibroid Symptoms
    Symptoms of fibroids depend on its location. A uterine fibroid pressing on a spinal nerve can cause leg pain. Watch the animation to learn more about symptoms of fibroids.


  • AJohn Lipman, MD, Interventional Radiology, answered

    Yes it can. If a fibroid is of sufficient size it can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain that can be felt in the pelvis which can radiate in to the lower back, hip, buttock, or down the leg. This is often worse just before or during the menses.

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