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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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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Do you see endometriosis after menopause?

Do you see endometriosis after menopause?

Yes: Unusual but could be seen during the menopausal years specially if the patient is taking hormones. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis after menopause?

What are the symptoms of endometriosis after menopause?

Pain: Since you are not having periods anymore, pain would be the main symptom. Pain may be constant and aggravated by intercourse and or orgasm. Pain with urination and bowel movements or passing gas may be signs of this condition. See a gynecologist with experience in this condition. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

Patch: There is no correct answer to that question, but probably an estrogen patch will be of most benefit. And if you have a uterus, probably continuous Progesterone will be of some benefit in helping to suppress any residual endometriosis. But there are many different ways to go about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more