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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have fibroids which have bee causing pain in my left side. my head hurts on that side as well as my legs and pelvic area. what is wrong with me? :(

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Fibroids can be causing the pelvic and leg pain by putting pressure on the nerves running inside the pelvis (some nerves go from the spine to the leg through the pelvis). The headaches may be stress or tension headaches caused by the chronic pain, but are not directly related to the fibroids.
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Dr. John Lipman
Dr. John Lipman commented
Radiology 38 years experience
Headaches could be the result of chronic iron deficiency anemia due to the fibroids.
Feb 26, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
May not be related: Fibroids are benign tumors in the pelvis of women and can cause pain and heavy bleeding, but this may not be related to your headaches or your leg pain. Leg pain may be secondary if you have a very large fibroid that can compromise blood supply on the left. Please see you doctor. I hope you feel better!
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Last updated Mar 9, 2015


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