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A 20-year-old female asked:

I was just diagnosed with uterine fibroids today and i'm having horrible pelvic pain that radiates to my back down my leg. should i be worried?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need further eval!: Fibroids are very common benign masses of uterus. They may cause feeling of pelvic heaviness or pressure symptoms on adjacent structures such as urinary frequency, stress incontinence, retention, & constipation. Few cases of sciatica (back pain going down the leg) caused by direct compression of the lumbosacral trunk by fibroids have been reported. Given severity of your pain, please see a doctor!
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