Lower back pain radiating to left hip

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I'm not sure where to post this question.  For some time now i have had lower back pain radiating to left hip and upper left thigh.   I'm 55, female and post-menopausal for over 5 years.   I read somewhere that ovarian cysts can cause this but when i had my transvaginal scan last year, they said that my ovaries couldn't be seen so they may have shrunk.  I also have fibroids.  

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    Carina, all I can tell you is that I also experienced horrid back and hip pain.  Oddly, all the pain went away when I was given vaginal Estrace for atrophy and dryness.  I was 56 and in meno for 4 yerars.  Your ovaries aren't giving you anything at this point.  If vaginal dryness is also a problem you might see if a little estrogen helps.  

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      Thanks for your advice.  At the moment i can't help thinking it might be cervical cancer (i'm afraid i'm one of these people who thinks 'cancer' everytime i have symptoms) as i googled something and it came up with cervical cancer with back, hip and leg pain.  I've got an appointment to see my GP next week so will tell him my concerns.  As far as i am aware, i was well 'investigated' last year when i had my uterine polyp removed ie i had a scan, uterus biopsy etc so i'm sure if there was anything sinister it would have been picked up surely?

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      Vaginal Estrace is a cream that contains bio identical estradiol (the predominant female estrogen in our young life)  You measure out a small amount of cream into a tube, and insert it in the vaginal vault.  It's used a couple times a week to restore the tissue and cells to that area.  

      I was shocked when my muscle and ligament pain symptoms went away with it's use.  

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    Im in the US.
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