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Many causes: It is commonly elevated in ovarian cancer. But it can go up from any reason which causes irritation of the peritoneal lining of your abdomen which includes some benign conditions too. It depends on the level and also if it is going up steadily or staying elevated but stable and not increasing. Your gynecologist can help you to sort it out. ...Read more
Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more
My doc didnt say anything abt biopsy/surgery nodule/cyst 2cm hv hypothyroidism taking 25 of levo he say 2nd ultrasound in 8 mon do I hv cancerous nod?
Good questions: B"sd back again! 90% + of thyroid nodules are not cancer. Also , thyroid cancers grow slowly and rarely spread until they are 4 cm or more. If a nodule does not grow over time time it is not likely to be cancer. It is fine to keep a close watch on a nodule and not do a biopsy right away. Most endocrinologists do their own US and can offer you a biopsy on the spot if that seems best for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vomiting 6/w after anything I eat/drink. docs don't know what's wrong yet. Hard to swallow, tired, thirst, I don't want to eat/drink I'll throw up?
If your doctor: cannot figure out, it would be impossible here. Go back to your doctor, so he/she can figure it out for you. ...Read more
I squeeze my nipple hard & I see white stuff commin out && it's clear && I look it up online it saying it's normal & I shouldn't have to worry . & no im not pregnant . I'm just very curious ..
Nipple Discharge: Nipple discharge is the one of the most common breast complaints, and it usually benign. Benign nipple discharge is usually bilateral, and occurs with breast manipulation vs suspicious discharge which is spontaneous, bloody, unilateral, associated with a breast mass, and in women over 40. Your doctor will need a thorough history and physical exam if you are not breastfeeding. ...Read more
Lump: It's a new mass attached to the testis, often with an irregular surface. It's usually not painful. ...Read more
Found a kidney bean size lump to off breast near armpit what cud it b, doesn't hurt unless i rub it?
Oral exam: The tonsils if not removed are easily recognized on oral examination. As one gets older then usually regress and are difficult to see- that is posterior and lateral to the tongue. If any question of pathology noted by your physician, a simple biopsy is used. Radiation virtually cures tonsil cancer. ...Read more
No: The skin over the blister is protecting the skin underneath from a secondary infection. Leave it alone. It will eventually pop or go down on it's own. ...Read more
I am having 8.7 cm overian cyst.I am 30.CA 125 result 45.7.I am from India.Doctor saying to do laparoscopy.I am scared.Is it necessary to do surgery ?
Yes: The size of the ovarian cyst is not suppressible with oral contraceptive pills, and the elevated CA 125 is a concern for a more serious problem.(cancer). CA 125's are notoriously mon specific and unreliable to predict cancer, but the laparoscopy will allow a ovarian assessment and biopsy to definitively determine the problem. ...Read more
Hard thumps under skin? Various places. Told doc, she didn't know. Can't see it, but feel hard thumps. I do have ear infection n sinus won't drain.
Lymph nodes maybe: lymph nodes generally get bigger when u get sick. sometimes they can hurt but usually they don't. if u r feeling them along your neck, that's probably just from your sinus & ear infection. they should shrink back down when you get better. if you have lumps in other places or if they are big, you should have them checked out because that could be more serious problem ...Read more
Hv farsightednes using specs for -1.25 left n -1 fr ryt... Soft lenses doesnt suit... Cn i get operated?
35wk n 5 pregnant n my dr said i loss my mucus plug n i was 2cm soft? N my cervix were really soft n my baby's heads already in position? Mean?
See details: You used a lot of question marks without actually asking a question. You should be able to feel it when the baby's head drops into position. This can occur as early as 32-34 weeks but it does not necessarily mean you will deliver early. It usually engages at 37-38 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chin n lips go numb n feel like im dieing n cant breathe n my heart race n gey shaking what is this ?
Panic attack?: Sounds like a classic panic attack.Get a more detailed answer ›
A quarter sized hard mass was found on my right kidney tuesday .....What will happen to me ? I'm scared now
Workup: How was this mass found? If a solid mass is found on a kidney it is usually assumed to be a cancer and is surgically removed. If the mass was seen on ultrasound you will probably get a ct with and without contrast. You will likely be referred to a urologist and assessed for surgery. If the mass is a primary renal cancer and is around 2cm, chances of a cure are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have numb chin off n on few day n pin n needle feeling , do done blance test , n few other, told me its NT tumor , so doing neck n head MRI is tumor?
I find it difficult 2 passout urea n i find it difficult to fart atimes n my left part of my abdonen n down my abdomen hurts?
See doc ASAP: We don't know enough about you to give you a definitive response. But pain is not normal. When associated with other symptoms, a visit to your pcp is in order as obstruction is a serious concern. S/he will know your history, meds , vital signs, etc. And be able to prescribe appropriate tests to achieve diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more