Back And Leg Pain Can Indicate The Presence Of Myoma In Women
January 1, 2007 5:17pm CST
Back pain and sore legs can indicate the presence of benign tumours in the uterus, according to the Munich-based Professional Association of Gynaecologists. Other forms of tumour known as myomas can interfere with a woman's menstrual period, cause abdominal pain or pain during urination or constipation. The association advises women to contact their doctor in the event of such symptoms and especially, if there is a history of myoma in her family. The cause of myoma is unknown, but doctors do know that they appear only in the presence of the hormone oestrogen. That explains why myoma do not appear in women after they have reached menopause. Fifty per cent of women over the age of 35 have myoma, according to the association of gynaecologists. A quarter of those women are unaware they have myoma as they can be very small. Some myoma can grow to 20 centimetres in size and can occur in several places at the same time. Myoma most commonly occur in the centre of the wall of the uterus.