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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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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


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When your gyn checks you for an ovarian cyst and then asks you to take a blood test for ca-125. Is that a bad sign?

When your gyn checks you for an ovarian cyst and then asks you to take a blood test for ca-125. Is that a bad sign?

CA 125 - Why check?: Cancer antigen 125 (ca-125) is not a screening test for ovarian cancer. It is an adjunctive test for measuring tumor response (ie, a tumor marker) for pts w/ known ovarian cancer. It isn't perfect even when we know someone has ovarian cancer. In the appropriate clinical setting -- eg an abnormal ovary on imaging it might help determine if a mass is benign or malignant, but again is not perfect. ...Read more

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I have a 2.8cm ovarian cyst. I have the brca1 mutated gene. My ca125 blood test came back normal. Could it still be early stage of ovarian cancer?

Rare: Ovarian cysts are of concern when over 5 cm. If the small cyst is not complex it is usually followed by ultrasound. Ca 125 has no diagnostic implication but is only of value for monitoring. Brca1 suggests the cyts should be followed. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of women who end up being pregnant even with a negative blood test ? And is it possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst ?

What is the percentage of women who end up being pregnant even with a negative blood test ? And is it possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst ?

Time & technique : Blood tests for pregnancy are highly accurate. However, if the test is too early, the test may be negative and women may become "pregnant" after the test. It is advisable to do the test after a missed period. It is quite possible to become pregnant with an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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After an ovarian pregnancy ruptures is a blood test the only thing that can differentiate it from an ovarian cyst?

After an ovarian pregnancy ruptures is a blood test the only thing that can differentiate it from an ovarian cyst?

Not necessarily: Blood test for HCG would help in establishing pregnancy and if there is no gestational sac in the uterus, it would suggest an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound examination, blood tests, and examination of the tissue by a pathologist may all be needed to confirrm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've taken 8 pt total and all positive. I went to the dr for a blood test a week ago and came up negative. Could it be that I have an ovarian cyst?

I've taken 8 pt total and all positive. I went to the dr for a blood test a week ago and came up negative. Could it be that I have an ovarian cyst?

May be: Ovarian cysts are quite common and most are benign. You do not state your concern; do you have any symptoms? Did you discuss your concern, if you have any, with your doctor? What prompted you to do 8 pregnancy tests? There may be issues that need a good conversation with your doctor to flush out. ...Read more

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I went to the e.r and they mis diagnosed me i have an ovarian cyst and hey sais a uti i my bf mom ia nurse she sais there was no uti with blood test u?

I went to the e.r and they mis diagnosed me i have an ovarian cyst and hey sais a uti i my bf mom ia nurse she sais there was no uti with blood test u?

UTI needs urinalysis: for confirmation. UTIs are usually associated with urinary frequency, burning sensation with urination, & often pain deep to pubic bone &/or foul smelling urine. Blood tests do not provided answer regarding presence or absence of UTI. Blood test, with UTI, only necessary to establish severity of UTI if ascent to kidney & causing pyelonephritis, is suspected. ...Read more

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I went to the e.r they say I hve ovarian cyst & I have negative blood test negative urine test but today i felt movement in my stomach like a baby ?

I went to the e.r they say I hve ovarian cyst & I have negative blood test negative urine test  but today i felt movement in my stomach  like a baby ?

Follow up visit: Fetal movement can be felt around 20 weeks gestation. If you had a sonogram that located an ovarian cyst it is hard to imagine how they could have missed a 20 week fetus. Your pregnancy test was negative too. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ca125 (Definition)

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


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more