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Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Likely, no: CA 125 is not recommended as a screening tool for ovarian cancer when used in risk-based stratification. Meaning, assuming that your mom or sister didn't get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Normal for women with endometriosis to have elevated CA-125. It sounds like your doctor has done Ultrasound to evaluate ovaries as well. Your MD knows your history and risk, likely this CA-125 level is normal ...Read more

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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your ...Read more


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What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Estrogen dependent: Fibroids and often ovarian cysts are estrogen dependent. Anything that lowers estrogen affects them but also will affect your overall health. Fibroids are benign tumors that can often be treated with minimally invasive therapy called ufe (uterine fibroid embolization). An interventional radiologist would perform this procedure. Check out www.Ask4ufe.Com for information. ...Read more

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Does the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

Does  the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

No and yes: Birth control pills don't cause fibroids. Treatment options include Lupron (leuprolide) (medication which causes temporary menopause to shrink fibroids); hysteroscopy (D&C like procedure to remove small fibroids from uterine cavity); uterine artery embolization (procedure done in x-ray dept. to cut off blood flow to fibroids); myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids); or hysterectomy (removal of uterus). ...Read more

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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. ...Read more

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What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Pressure: The intestines are located all around the uterus and ovaries. So it's possible if there are fibroids or ovarian cysts, there can be pressure on the bowels interfering with digestion. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea, fibroids and ovarian cysts. I am taking 10mg oxycodone for the pain. Are they slow release, what to do?

Dysmenorrhea, fibroids and ovarian cysts. I am taking 10mg oxycodone for the pain. Are they slow release, what to do?

Painful Fiboids: The use of pain medication with symptomatic fibroids provides only a temporary relief. The definitive approach is to go for reevaluation with your gyn to determine further treatment options which may in this instance involve surgery depending on other specific characteristics of the patient. ...Read more

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Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

Perhaps: Rarely some ovarian cysts do produce hormones that can cause nausea. It is unusual. Please consult a gynecologist to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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Have 2 ovarian cysts and fibroids if prev md had listened to me 5 months ago when I complained of pain, would I be in this position?

Sounds like you are: frustrated with the care you received. This would be a question better asked of your new provider. Take care. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more