It may seem unfair that while most women with fibroids do not have to deal with any symptoms of uterine fibroids, you on the other hand deal with various symptoms including back pain. But such is life. It may seem strange that uterine fibroids cause back pain but the following is all you need to know about fibroids and back pain.
What are fibroids?
The medical term for uterine fibroids is leiomyomata and some people call them myoma or myomata as well. While it is unknown what causes fibroids, one of the most commonly put forth explanations is hormonal imbalance i.e. a state of estrogen dominance. Estrogen is the female hormone.
This state of estrogen dominance can increase the risk of developing fibroids which are the smooth muscle tumors of the uterus which usually have the same components as the uterus (smooth muscle fibers and connective tissues). These tumors are usually noncancerous. They are usually found within the walls of the uterus or out from the uterus. Very rarely will they be found in the cervix or vagina.
Although about 80 percent of women are thought to have fibroids, only a few report experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids. For the rest, they may not even know that they have fibroids until they have an exam.
Symptoms of uterine fibroids
Many of the symptoms of uterine fibroids include;
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Frequent urination or problems emptying the bladder
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- A noticeably enlarged abdomen
But it is important to remember that fibroid tumors may not produce any symptoms at all.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the connection between fibroids and back pain. Some of these factors include;
- Size of fibroids
Fibroids vary in size from very small to as big as a watermelon (looking like you are seven months pregnant. Obviously when they grow in size they can affect various other organs that are close to the uterus and one of them is the spine. Back pain is caused when uterine fibroids start to press upon the spinal nerves that exit the spine in the lower back (the lumbar region) which can lead to back pain in addition to pelvic pain and pressure all the way to the lower back, thighs, hips and buttocks.
- Type of fibroids
There are various types of uterine fibroids which are differentiated by their location in the uterus. When talking about the connection between fibroids and back pain, there is a type of tumor that increases the risk of developing back pain and it is known as a subserous or subserosal fibroid tumor.
Subserous fibroid tumors grow on the outer wall of the uterus. It is these types of tumors that usually increase the size of the uterus meaning that you can look like you are seven months pregnant due to an enlarged uterus.
Increased blood flow during menstrual cycles feeds this tumor causing it to grow because of the additional nutrients in the blood. Menstrual cycles when you have this type of tumor lead to a worsening of symptoms during this time.
Since this type enlarges the uterus, it can affect nearby organs such as the bladder, bowels as well as the spine. This means that subserous fibroids can lead to constipation, problems urinating (urinating frequently or being unable to urinate).
By pressing upon the nerve endings of the lower spine it can cause back pain as well as pain in the groin and pain that shoots down the legs.
Fibroids and back pain is an issue that many deal with but fibroids can also lead to many other terrible symptoms so learning what you need to do and implementing the strategies will ensure that you stop fibroids in their tracks including all their symptoms. The natural way is the only sure fire way you will be able to get rid of fibroids. Surgery will not do this. Hormone therapy will not do this as well as many other conventional methods that only treat and do not cure fibroids.
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