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How big does a uterine fibroid have to be to cause severe back pain? Severe back pain with weakness in left leg

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Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usual

A fibroid should not be causing weakness along with back pain.
This sounds more like a disk and with weakness you need to talk with a physician sooner than later. Fibroids can cause pain in the back but NOT weakness.

In brief: Not usual

A fibroid should not be causing weakness along with back pain.
This sounds more like a disk and with weakness you need to talk with a physician sooner than later. Fibroids can cause pain in the back but NOT weakness.
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Any

But usually those >4cm likely to be symptomatic.
Any fibroid that is dying (necrosis) can cause severe pains. Doctors always should consider other causes, though, because the more common symptom of a fibroid is bleeding--not pain.

In brief: Any

But usually those >4cm likely to be symptomatic.
Any fibroid that is dying (necrosis) can cause severe pains. Doctors always should consider other causes, though, because the more common symptom of a fibroid is bleeding--not pain.
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