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Fibroid Back Pain

Sometimes (on rare occasions), fibroids can press against the muscles and nerves of the lower back and cause back pain or lower back pain. A large fibroid on the back surface of the uterus is more likely to cause back pain than a small fibroid within the uterine wall. Because back pain is so common and can be caused by a number of reasons, it is important to look for other symptoms that are pointing to uterine fibroids.

If you suffer from back pain (or lower back pain) and suspect that it may be caused by uterine fibroids, you should talk to your doctor.

⇒ Related: How to diagnose fibroids

It’s important to understand that not all women with fibroids will experience back pain or any pain at all. Back pain levels may vary, or no pain or other symptoms may be present.

Why Not All Women with Fibroids Experience Back Pain

Pain, including back pain, is not a symptom that every woman with fibroids will experience because fibroid symptoms and fibroid pain depend largely on the location of your fibroids. Back and leg pain is most common with subserosal uterine fibroids, which grow on the outside of the uterus.

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