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i am a female, 25 years old and for more than a year im getting severe pain in my lower back, hips and down to my legs...

its too painful..

from 2 months doctors found that i have a "Uterus Fibriod", and that its small in size so usually they ignore such a thing...

doctors and articles i read were explaining that i shouldnt get a severe severe pain with this......but i really do.... so much

for the last 3 months i go 3 times weekly to emergency for pain killers...

i donno what to do..???!!!!
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replied September 25th, 2007
Re: Uterus Fibriod! Severe Pain In My Lower Back, Hips And L
BEDOOR wrote:
please help!

i am a female, 25 years old and for more than a year im getting severe pain in my lower back, hips and down to my legs...

its too painful..

from 2 months doctors found that i have a "Uterus Fibriod", and that its small in size so usually they ignore such a thing...

doctors and articles i read were explaining that i shouldnt get a severe severe pain with this......but i really do.... so much

for the last 3 months i go 3 times weekly to emergency for pain killers...

i donno what to do..???!!!!


not really sure... but at the present moment I'm having the same pain symptoms as you - except I've only had mine for about 6 weeks now. My chiropractor told me the pain in my lower back, hips, and legs is from my sciatic nerve being inflamed or pinched -- which is a result from a bulging disk in my lower back. Have you seen a chiropractor about your lower back pain? Or have you just seen a family doctor and ER doctor? When I first started getting these symptoms the first place I went to was my family dr and he had no clue but as soon as I went to the chiropractor they knew and have really helped me out a LOT!

good luck - hope you get to feeling better Smile
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replied January 27th, 2012
Fibroids and leg/sciatic nerve/back pain
I also have a fibroid and had the same lower back, leg and joint pain. I had it for about a week or two several months ago and then it seems to go away. This past week, when I get up from sitting or sleeping, I am so stiff and sore, when I step on one leg, I get the whole sciatic pain on my left side and down my leg too. Don't know what triggers it -- probably the fibroid moving or pressing on nerves. I also get a pain in my lower left abdomen (closer to my leg joints) Does anyone else have this pain? I was thinking if it continues I would also go to the chiropractor and see what he can do. Thanks for the advice!
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replied September 25th, 2007
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Re: Uterus Fibriod! Severe Pain In My Lower Back, Hips And L
BEDOOR wrote:
please help!

i am a female, 25 years old and for more than a year im getting severe pain in my lower back, hips and down to my legs...

its too painful..

from 2 months doctors found that i have a "Uterus Fibriod", and that its small in size so usually they ignore such a thing...

doctors and articles i read were explaining that i shouldnt get a severe severe pain with this......but i really do.... so much

for the last 3 months i go 3 times weekly to emergency for pain killers...

i donno what to do..???!!!!


Many women have uterine fibroids. They usually don't cause pain unless you are menstruating ~ then they can cause terrible cramping and awful bleeding.

The pain you are experiencing sounds quite a bit like sciatica like the previous poster said. What does your doctor say when you go in for follow up appointments after your ER visits?

Just FYI, you will eventually get labelled at the emergency room as seeking pain killers. So don't over-use that privelage of getting pain medication from the ER. They will have your name and your picture behind their counter - because you should be seeking other help if you have such sever pain you need to seek medication 3 times every week.
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replied November 4th, 2011
i have the same prblem with my uterus and i have a disk missing in my back...its been like this for a year. go to a real dr and tell them to do a mri of you back.
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replied November 4th, 2011
i have the same prblem with my uterus and i have a disk missing in my back...its been like this for a year. go to a real dr and tell them to do a mri of you back. i think you may have a disk problem. email me and let me kno how it goes... ..
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replied January 7th, 2009
Uterus Fibriod! severe pain in my lower back, hips and legs!
Well my first reply was longer due to having to become a member first, so I lost it all.
I to have the symptoms that you have. I have a small fibroid on my uterus with a uterus that is tilted to my back. Makes for lower back pain and major leg pain. My legs tingle and hurt all the time. First off, I would recommend to have your family doctor do an iron test. Don't let him just test for anemia, ask him to test your iron also. The firbroid can make for heavier bleeding and then you can be loosing alot of iron which can cause weakness in your entire body, can effect your nervous system - it did mine - I was having panic attacks due to the pain and not knowing what was wrong. Second, you may ask your doctor to do an MRI on your lumbar spine. This will show anything wrong with your lower back that can effect your legs. (I am not a doctor - but a 45 yr old women going thru the same exact thing you are going thru). Third, see your OBGYN. I had an exam done and she told me that my uterus was tilted and on my back (which can cause lower back pain - which then can effect your legs). I have had an MRI and an Ultrasound done in the last 2 days and I am waiting results. I sure hope this helps. I will keep you posted. Oh, instead of getting hooked on the pain killers, ask your doctor for an anti-inflammatory. If there is any inflamation in your lower back or legs, this will help relieve it a tad - it totally does not go away. I will keep you all posted.
Sweetpurry....Welcome to My World....
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replied January 9th, 2009
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BEDOOR.

Your fibroid is not causing the pain you are having. It sounds like nerve compression coming from your spine and the fibroid that was found is just coincidental.

You need to see a spine specialist, either and orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines.

You need a full evaluation and an MRI to determine what is going on, get a diagnosis and then proceed to a treatment plan.

good luck and keep us posted

Fran
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replied January 9th, 2009
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Bedoor,

I am very surprised that an ER would continue to see you and prescribe pain meds to you 3 times a week for the past 3 months.

Continuing to go to the ER like that is a red flag that the patient may be addicted to narcotic pain meds.

Even if they have been continuing to prescribe for you as you state, they have red flagged you to watch for addiction symptoms and that red flag will follow you as you see doctors.

They should have referred you to a spine specialist the first week you came into the ER 3 times for pain meds.

Fran
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replied January 21st, 2009
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After having an MRI done and an Ultrasound, the MRI showed nothing, I truely believe the pain in the legs CAN come from a uterus problem or fibroids. Within 1 1/2 months, per different doctors, it seems my fibroid has grown from 3cm (about 1 inch) to 5cm (about 2 inches). I am very curious to know the size of it when they do surgery next tuesday. Ok, back to my question. If my uterus is tilted on my back, that will cause back pain - correct? And, if there is pressure on the lower back, wouldnt that put pressure on the legs and make them ache? I have found that taking a multi-vitamin helps the anxiety alot that I have seemed to get with all these up's and down's going thru the body...
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replied January 25th, 2009
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I have been doing lots of research and yes, according to many different case studies, uterine fibroids and a retroverted uterus can cause back pain and sciatica. In fact, my gynocologist thinks that's what's been causing my 6 year bout with burning/stinging down my legs, calves and feet. I also have a retroverted uterus (tilted towards my back) and uterine fibroids. I'm hoping this is the cause because no other treatment has worked on me. At least the fibroids and/or uterus can be taken out. Please keep us posted on your surgery and what they find, and of course, your pain level after surgery.
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replied January 26th, 2009
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Thank you linzsoccer. Last week I also had an EMG done for the numbness, tingling in my legs and low and behold, the tests came out normal. My surgery is tomorrow (Tuesday 27th) and I am a bit anxious about it but I really believe the uterus has to come out so I can go back to living a normal life. Why do some gynocologist think this causes the pain and some do not. The doctors are beginning to think that I am crazy with all these symptoms. My g/friend said she had all the symptoms. She told me, you will feel so much better after the surgery. When she went to the doctor and told her she wanted a hyst, the doc looked at her like she was crazy but she said it is the best thing she did. I will keep you posted as to how the surgery went and so forth. God Bless!
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replied May 10th, 2012
Did you get the surgery? I have the same problems Sad lots of tingling in my legs and feet. Thansk!!!
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replied May 10th, 2012
Did you get the surgery??? I have the same problem Sad tingling in my legs and feet. I know I have a tilted uterus. Not sure what to do. Thanks!!
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replied January 26th, 2009
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Sweetpurry, I have several friends who've had hysterectomies and they all said it was the best thing they've ever done. I hope yours is 100% successful and as pain-free as possible! Do you have tingling in both legs? My pain is more of the burning type (in legs, butt and feet) and a numbing type in my calves. I'm having an EMG next week. If it doesn't show anything, I'll most likely go ahead w/ the hyster because I can't live with this pain. I also have 2 herniated disks in my low back but apparently they are not causing the sciatic symptoms. I've done extensive physical therapy and 2 injections and nothing helped, so it's got to be something else. What was the EMG like? Best of luck tomorrow. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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replied February 22nd, 2009
lots of cysts
Could a 6cm uterine fibroid, a 1cm cyst in each kidney and now a 1cm benign tumour in my ampulla could these be all linked. I also have an extra vertebra in my back which I have get lower back pain nearly all my life. I am 58 and haven't had a period for 13 years.
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replied June 18th, 2009
New procedures to shrinking fibriods
To all my African American sista's out there you don't have to get a hysterectomy there is a new procedure that they are doing now. They cut off the blood supply of the fibroids,so Ladies don't let the Doctors take away what God Blessed us with to bring life into this world. Ask your Doctor, so many ladies have had hysterectomies and did not need them thank God something eles can be done. I hope this helped someone. Before you say yes to a hyster. ask your Doctor about this new procedure they are doing for fibroids to cut the blood supply, and make them shirnk up and die....PEACE OUT MY SOUL SISTA'S
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replied August 14th, 2009
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I just had an ultrasound that came back "multiple cervical nabothian cysts...endometrial stripe approx 9mm in thickness. There is a hypoechoic lesion of the left ovary measuring approx 1.38 x 0.83 x 1.6cm... Impressions: Prominent cystic changes of the cervix."

I've had similar pain to what you gals have described--especially in the lower back. I believe my uterus is also tilted towards my back. I've also been curious if all of this is related. And whether or not to be concerned.

Does anyone know what the normal size of a uterus is? And what is considered normal for the endometrial thickening?
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replied November 2nd, 2009
back pain and fibroids
I am 41 years old. I have an 8 cm X 8 cm X 7 cm fibroid. My OB/Gyn said the only way to take it out is a hysterectomy. For few months now I have been experiencing lower back pain sometimes I feel it down my thighs on the sides. My doctor thinks it is a muscle problem. Recently I started feeling upper back pain and burning it feels that it is muscle pain.The lower back pain seems that there are two types of pain one mechanical with certain movements and the other is inflammation like. For the two I use ibuprofin , icy hot and heat pads (really helpful and soothing).
I am just so worried about all this...
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replied November 2nd, 2009
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smiliemama wrote:
I just had an ultrasound that came back "multiple cervical nabothian cysts...endometrial stripe approx 9mm in thickness. There is a hypoechoic lesion of the left ovary measuring approx 1.38 x 0.83 x 1.6cm... Impressions: Prominent cystic changes of the cervix."

I've had similar pain to what you gals have described--especially in the lower back. I believe my uterus is also tilted towards my back. I've also been curious if all of this is related. And whether or not to be concerned.

Does anyone know what the normal size of a uterus is? And what is considered normal for the endometrial thickening?



The average adult uterus is about 3 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. After menopause, the uterus shrinks to the pre-adolescent size.

Nabaothian cysts are not serious and usually don't require any treatment.

Tilted uterus, if it is tilted to press on the low lumbar spine can cause low lumbar back pain that would worsen just prior to and during your period.

Endometrial thickness will vary, depending on where the woman is in her cycle, whether she is peri-menopausal or meopausal.

Fran
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replied November 2nd, 2009
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happyface68 wrote:
I am 41 years old. I have an 8 cm X 8 cm X 7 cm fibroid. My OB/Gyn said the only way to take it out is a hysterectomy. For few months now I have been experiencing lower back pain sometimes I feel it down my thighs on the sides. My doctor thinks it is a muscle problem. Recently I started feeling upper back pain and burning it feels that it is muscle pain.The lower back pain seems that there are two types of pain one mechanical with certain movements and the other is inflammation like. For the two I use ibuprofin , icy hot and heat pads (really helpful and soothing).
I am just so worried about all this...


Before considering a hysterectomy, you should get another opinion as to the best way to treat the fibroid.

It is also possible that your back pain is coming from spinal issues. To rule that out you would need to see a spine specialist; either and orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines only.

I would suggest that you do both. that way you know for sure which is causing your pain and what it is.

Fran
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replied November 3rd, 2009
Fran,

Thanks for the advice I should seek another opinion I really do not want a hysterectomy.
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replied November 16th, 2009
For about a month I had this stabbing-pulsating pain in my lower left pelvic area. It is always in the same place it comes and goes.
Yesterday I had a severe lower left pelvic pain (non stabbing), I went to the ER. They did an ultrasound and found that my fibroid has grown to 13 cm as opposed to 8 cm in December 2008. I am worried about the fast growth.
They thought that the fibroid is causing all the back, leg and pelvic pain. About 3 doctors independently thought that hysterectomy is the only option.
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replied July 24th, 2012
Oh I am so glad I have read a couple of these articles, I am awaiting a fibroid operation (after two cancellations I must add, one in hospital for 6 hours) and have had for the past week severe syactic pain in my leg and back, I read that this could happen with fibroids pressing on nerves - I have one large one (size of my whole womb) and a couple others. I cant wait to get them operated on as I cant sleep through the pain of my legs and back, I can hardly move.
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replied July 24th, 2012
PS my surgery is non invasive where they basically cook the lining of the womb - ablation. It should fry sadrach mishach & abednigo (which my lovely name has named my fibroids) going into the furnace. So ask your GP or Gynie consultant about it. Apparently, a few people I know who have had it said its the best thing they ever had done and feel more energy and havent looked back. I cant wait for my procedure to start getting this body back on track.
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