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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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Can a fibroid and a cyst come up on a ca 125 test?

Yes: Fibroids, benign cysts, endometriomas, and endometriosis can all result in a positive ca-125 test. Ca-125 is not a good screening test for ovarian cancer because there are so many causes of false positives. And furthermore, 50% of st 1 ovarian cancer may have a negative ca-125. Nonetheless, if you have a positive ca-125 and an ovarian cyst, it will probably need to be explored. ...Read more

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GYN-I have simple ovarian cyst and sm fibroids. Severe pelvic/rectal pain. Why is my GYN testing CA-125 if the test is not conclusive detecting CANCER?

Discuss with GYN: No tumor marker is conclusive of cancer. You would need to discuss this with your GYN as to why they feel the need to check a CA-125. They may just be trying to be thorough in your evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is fibroid or cysts or medication can effect home pergncey test?

Is fibroid or cysts or medication can effect home pergncey test?

No: Fibroids, ovarian cysts, or other medications should not affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test. But any of these things could affect the timing of your periods, and make them irregular. If this continues, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the most reliable method to determine if you have fibroids or cysts. Most fibroids and cysts are asymptomatic and are nt dangerous. You should discuss this with your doctor, as any symptoms you may be having might be due to other conditions. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

It's OK: Talk to your obgyn. He/she will be able to answer your questions better as he/she knows your history and the size/characteristics of the cyst and fibroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 27yrs old female and my weight is 65kg. Before 3years back have an abortion by pills and since 2yrs we are trying to concive but faild .In sonogrphy fibroid of 10mm and a cyst is found. Other test such as LH FSH thyroid sugar level are normal

I am 27yrs old female and my weight is 65kg. Before 3years back  have an abortion by pills  and since 2yrs  we are trying to concive but faild .In sonogrphy  fibroid  of  10mm and a cyst is found. Other test such as LH FSH thyroid  sugar level are  normal

Ask the following...: 1. Are my tubes open and the uterine cavity clear. Is the fibroid in the way? --->do an hsg (x-ray) or sis(water contrast to better assess) 2. Weight can contribute to infertility-and associated with lower fertility- --->even with normal periods- losing 5-10% of current body weight can help with pregnancy! 3. Is this the same partner? If not-evaluate semen quality. ...Read more

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Back pain,pelvic pain, bulge in my vagina above my cervix.several hpts and three blood tests negative,could this be a fibroid or a cyst? On implanon

Pelvic pain: At age 21, large fibroids are uncommon, but possible, and ovarian cysts can also occur. If serum pregnancy tests are negative, see your healthcare provider and obtain a pelvic ultrasound. Pelvic pain can also occur with prolonged urinary tract infections (URI's) and remember, not all produce the usual symptoms. Herpes Vaginalis cystitis can also mimic your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst raise a ca-125 test?

Yes: Many benign conditions can cause a mild to moderate elevation in ca-125. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Docs don't know what kind my cysts are They are 3mm with septations I'm waiting for ca125 test to come back docs want to wait & do scan in 3 month ?

Docs don't know what kind my cysts are They are 3mm with septations I'm waiting for ca125 test to come back docs want to wait & do scan in 3 month ?

Reasonable: The waiting period will allow the cysts to show their "true color" or biological potential: if benign they will not grow as rapidly as if malignant. At that point a decision can be made to operate or not. ...Read more

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I recently found out that she had cysts in her ovaries, and had a ca125 test.?

No concern: Cysts of the ovary are common. If they are not complex but greater than 5cm, . Removal suggested under 5 cm can be watched. Ca 125 isa carbohydrate marker noted in tumors and inflammatory conditions. Since it is elevated in inflammatory pelvic disease it has no importance in benign disease. And can only be used for monitoring. ...Read more

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What to do if my friend recently found out that she had cysts in her ovaries, and had a ca125 test.?

Watch: Cysts in ovaries not uncommon and can be defined as simple or complex or even converting by a solid component. Ca125 means Carbohydrate antibody 125. Sugar markers like Ca125, Ca 19.9 Ca 17.1a have no diagnositic capabilities since they are elevated in inflammatory conditions. Ca monclonals can only be measured safely in known conditions of cancer to see progression or not. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound which showed I have a cyst with size of 6.24 and was told it do a ca125 test and the range shows 53.2 what does it mean?

Not a diagnostic : Value. There are many causes of elevated ca 125, including ovarian cancer. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if removal of the cyst and examination by a pathologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

Maybe: Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer. Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal. He wants full hysterectomy, I am unsure. Scared. Thoughts?

I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal.  He wants full hysterectomy,  I am unsure.  Scared.  Thoughts?

It depends!: There is some concern that a large cyst in the ovary can be or become cancerous. So removal is often advised. But if you prefer, you can be monitored with serial physical exam and Ultrasound examinations at 6 to 9 month intervals and delay surgery unless the cyst continues to grow or become more complex like showing solid components inside the cyst.. ...Read more

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I have an hemmorghagic cyst on my left ovary. I had the ca125 test done. It was 55 does this mean I have cancer? I do have endometriosis

I have an hemmorghagic cyst on my left ovary. I had the ca125 test done. It was 55 does this mean I have cancer? I do have endometriosis

No: It is just a test, it is not a diagnostic one- just a test. You should be re-tested- if you are worried the ovary can always come out and be looked at under a microscope. ...Read more

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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


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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