Uterine Fibroids

Why would a fibroid on the uterus cause back pain?

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  • ADr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Fibroid Symptoms
    Back pain can occur if a uterine fibroid presses on nerves of the spine. Watch the animation to learn more about symptoms of fibroids.

  • ADr. John Lipman, MD, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, answered
    Uterine fibroids are hard tumors composed on fibrous tissue and smooth muscle. It can cause back pain (as well as pelvic pain radiating in to the lower back, hip, thighs, and buttocks) by pressing upon spinal nerves that exit the spine in the lower (lumbar region) back.
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