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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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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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Im 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?

Im 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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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