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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

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 simple ovarian cyst 3.8 mm cause a very heavy period? I'm soaking through pads every hour w/ severe cramping 9 days. I also have an enlarged uterus

Can simple ovarian cyst 3.8 mm cause a very heavy period? I'm soaking through pads every hour w/ severe cramping 9 days. I also have an enlarged uterus

Uterus not ovary: The enlarged uterus is the more likely source of the 9 days of heavy bleeding from fibroids or other growths rather than the ovary. Have a GYN MD investigate that issue more thoroughly. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and I'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and I'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

They do not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

They don't...: Ovarian cysts don't cause weight gain, but being overweight can cause Insulin resistance which can lead to the formation of ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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What can I do for a large ovarian cyst and an enlarged uterus?

What can I do for a large ovarian cyst and an enlarged uterus?

Depends: If the large ovarian cyst is physiologic or functional, it will resolve spontaneously over time. If it is not physiologic, it may need to be removed depending on the size and symptoms. Enlarged uterus may be due to a number of causes. Unless it causes symptoms nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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I'm in a lot of localized pain, I was diagnosed with an enlarged uterus, a bicornuate uterus, and some ovarian cysts. Pain is extreme. ER? or primary?

I'm in a lot of localized pain, I was diagnosed with an enlarged uterus, a bicornuate uterus, and some ovarian cysts. Pain is extreme. ER? or primary?

Depends: None of the items you listed necessarily warrant an emergent evaluation, so your primary doctor should be able to guide you as to what to do next. However, if the pain is unbearable, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus (11cm)left complex ovarian cyst (new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium (10mm)Possibly cancer? Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus (11cm)left complex ovarian cyst (new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium (10mm)Possibly cancer? Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx.?

See a physician: At 47, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer and a complex ovarian cyst yourself, you should see a physician. If the cyst is small, your physician may elect to follow it with sequential ultrasounds. Endometriosis also increases your risk slightly for a specific type of ovarian cancer. An enlarged uterus can be benign fibroids, but could also be something serious. See an md. ...Read more

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Severe lower right quad. Pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. ...Read more

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Can I take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time

Can I take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time

PCOS?: If you have proven pcos then metformin is used with other medications. If you have other type of cysts metformin is not indicated and you need to be treated differently. Not every cyst is related to your weigt gain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will this weight gain come off when dr removes 16 CM ovarian cyst?

Not likely: Removing an ovarian cyst will reduce your weight only by the amount of tissue removed. It is not likely to cause a general weight loss. ...Read more

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After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss?

After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss?

No change: Short term there could be mild weight loss from missing a few meals, but there should not be a long term change in weight from this. ...Read more

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26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

Weight gain: W/no obvious reason why and tender breasts indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will keep your ovarian cyst history in mind and help you find a solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A septed ovarian cyst, not a functional cyst And slightly enlaged uterus 10.5 CM, option of surgery or ultrasound In 6 wks, should I worry, cancer?

A septed ovarian cyst, not a functional cyst And slightly enlaged uterus 10.5 CM, option of surgery or ultrasound In 6 wks, should I worry, cancer?

Depends: Septa come in thin and thick. If the septa are thin then that is good. The thicker they are the harder it is to tell if it is benign or not. The size of the uterus is not that bad. Talk to your doctor for more details before making a decision ...Read more

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Was told a few months ago my uterus is retroverted. I had two ovarian cyst 39mm x 30mm on the right ovary. Was that the cause?

Was told a few months ago my uterus is retroverted. I had two ovarian cyst 39mm x 30mm on the right ovary. Was that the cause?

?: This cannot be answered without more background and likely an exam/ultrasound. Retroverted uterus is normal, about 10% of women have this. Any source that says its abnormal is 50 years out of date. Ovarian cysts 30-40 mm are larger than normal but not large enough to warrant intervention; they should be followed up though. Best! ...Read more

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my tubaligation be the cause of my very heavy periods? Would just having my uterus removed be better for me because I also have ovarian cyst?

Can my tubaligation be the cause of my very heavy periods? Would just having my uterus removed be better for me because I also have ovarian cyst?

Depends.: Some women report heavier periods after having a tubal ligation. This may be because many women are pregnant or taking some form of birth control that was controlling their cycle prior to having the tubal. Bleeding problems also become more common with age. Their are many options for heavy periods. Discuss the pros and cons of each with your doctor to help you decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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About 5 months ago had surgery to remove ovarian cysts. Now uterus seems to have moved forward and to left causes a bit of pain sometimes. Any advice?

About 5 months ago had surgery to remove ovarian cysts. Now uterus seems to have moved forward and to left causes a bit of pain sometimes. Any advice?

Discuss with surgeon: In general it is always best to discuss postoperative symptoms with the doctor who performed the surgery as only they know what was found and what was done. They are the individuals best able to put together the whole picture of symptoms and cause. ...Read more

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What is the condition where you have ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes & a sticking uterus?

What is the condition where you have ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes & a sticking uterus?

? past infection: There are many types of ovarian cysts. Sticking uterus is a general, non-specific, gross description. As a result, the answer can only be speculative.
Put the three together, past infection and scar formation come to mind. Management will depend on more accurate diagnosis and what symptoms the person has. ...Read more

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Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

See GYN: The thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be checked out. Usually the doctor will do an endometrial biopsy to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. A functional ovarian cyst is nothing to be concerned about and is just related to ovulation usually. ...Read more

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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more