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Can Fibroids Cause Back Pain? Here’s What to Know

Do you have uterine fibroids and chronic back pain that worsens during your periods? You’re not alone.

Mild to moderate back pain is common among women with all types of uterine fibroids. Severe or debilitating pain often occurs with larger or more prominent fibroids for most women.

The good news is that minimally invasive treatment options can eliminate fibroid back pain and other fibroid-related symptoms like heavy and prolonged periods and fertility struggles.

At Dallas Fibroid Center, we offer personalized care to address the impact of fibroids on your life and fertility. Contact us today to learn more, or continue reading about the fibroids and back pain below.

The Link Between Fibroids and Back Pain

Did you know that back pain caused by fibroids is pretty common? Fibroids can cause back pain, especially in the lower back region.

With approximately 26 million diagnosed cases of uterine fibroids among women aged 15 to 50, around 15 million experience fibroid-related symptoms, including back pain. One Journal of Fertility and Sterility study revealed it’s a symptom experienced by 60% of women with fibroids.

The location and size of fibroids play the most pivotal roles in this discomfort.

Fibroids can exert pressure on nearby nerves, muscles, and organs, including the lower back and pelvis, leading to inflammation and pain.

The hormonal imbalance caused by fibroids, due to the excess estrogen they produce, can contribute to increased inflammation and pain throughout the body, including the back.

Other debilitating symptoms caused by fibroids, such as heavy menstrual bleeding leading to anemia, fatigue, and muscle weakness, can also contribute to fibroid-related back pain.

In severe cases, fibroids can lead to structural changes in the uterus and pelvis, resulting in an enlarged uterus and misalignment of the spine and surrounding muscles, leading to chronic and severe back pain.

If you are experiencing persistent back pain due to fibroids, it is crucial to track your symptoms and consult a fibroid specialist to determine the most appropriate next steps for your healing journey.

Fibroids and Back Pain Symptoms

For most women, fibroid-related back pain manifests as a dull ache or pressure in the lower back or pelvis. The pain may also extend down the legs, leading to stiffness and soreness in the hips and lower back.

The frequency of the pain can vary depending on the size and location of the fibroids, with some experiencing constant discomfort. In contrast, others have intermittent episodes that worsen with physical activity or prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

In severe cases, fibroids can even induce sciatica-like symptoms, including shooting pains and numbness radiating from the lower back to the legs.

Minimally Invasive Fibroid Treatment to Eliminate Fibroid-Related Back Pain is Here

At Dallas Fibroid Center, we empathize with the detrimental effects fibroids can have on your back and understand the wide range of fibroid symptoms and pain you might be experiencing.

Our experienced fibroid specialists provide comprehensive care and utilize state-of-the-art treatments to eliminate fibroids and alleviate associated back pain.

You can avoid extensive surgery and lengthy recovery periods with our minimally invasive approaches, such as uterine fibroid embolization.

Take the first step towards a fibroid-free future by contacting us today to learn more or schedule a personalized consultation. Your journey to relief starts here.

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