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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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Can you give me some advice about ovarian, uterine or cervical cancers?

Can you give me some advice about ovarian, uterine or cervical cancers?

What's the question?: It's hard to give general advice, but I'll do my best. Ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers are different even though they're gynecologic cancers. Ovarian cancer symptoms are vague...bloating, back pain, or bowel changes. Uterine cancer is most common in older women and causes post-menopausal bleeding. Cervical cancer is associated with HPV and is detected by regular PAP smears. Does that help? ...Read more

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2 ovarian cysts showing endometriomas. Both in a retro uterine location. Right one measuring 4 x 3.6cm and the left 6x4.5cm. How bad is my condition?

2 ovarian cysts showing endometriomas. Both in a retro uterine location. Right one measuring 4 x 3.6cm and the left 6x4.5cm. How bad is my condition?

Significant: Ultrasounds are fairly accurate in the diagnosis of endometriomas. Any endometrioma over 3 cm should be removed. If fertility is not important, have uterus and both ovaries removed. If fertility important, can have cysts removed but with endometriosis and age 41, fertility may be impaired already. ...Read more

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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Sometimes: Most ovarian cysts result from how an egg develops. Sometimes an egg doesn't release normally and the hormones can become mixed up. This is most common in adolescents and in women approaching menopause. You should talk to your gyn provider about what you are experiencing and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

Estrogen excess: Endometrial thickening is usually due to excess estrogen effect on the uterine lining or infrequent ovulation. A polyp, submucus fibroid or (less commonly) an endometrial cancer can cause an abnormally thickened endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Would disordered proliferative endometrium with a strong family h/o ovarian and uterine ca, lynch synd. Warrant a hysterectomy ?

Would disordered proliferative endometrium with a strong family h/o ovarian and uterine ca, lynch synd. Warrant a hysterectomy ?

Absolutely not: Disordered proliferative endometrium solely describes endometrium that is in different phases of development of secretory glands at the same time. And it is definitely not a pre-cancerous diagnosis based on your biopsy. The strong family history, however, could be. Consider speaking with your gynecologist about prophylactic hysterectomy in your specific setting/family history. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of uterine cancer in a 36 year old woman with premature ovarian failure?

Unlikely: Unless you have abnormal bleeding or an abnormal endometrium on a pelvic ultrasound, the risk is low. You have no higher risk because of premature ovarian failure and actually it is probably lower than average. It is also low in women under the age of 40. ...Read more

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. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus.. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus.. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

More details: You will need to contact the ordering physician and ask for clarification. It is physiologically normal for most women to have some fluid in the cut de sac. You will need to have the doctor interpret your specific sonogram report to find out if yours was normal. If your sister has ovarian cancer you may qualify for BRCA genetic testing. ...Read more

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32 yo periods were 7days and heavy.Last2 were 3-5 days & lighter,this ok?should I be worried about ovarian,uterine CA? No fam hX-Preg test neg.scared.

32 yo periods were 7days and heavy.Last2 were 3-5 days & lighter,this ok?should I be worried about ovarian,uterine CA? No fam hX-Preg test neg.scared.

Don't Worry: Periods that get shorter in duration with decreased flow is NOT consistent with endometrial hyperplasia/dyspasia (precursor to endometrial or uterine cancer). Menstrual changes are not associated with ovarian cancer. Both uterine cancer or ovarian cancer are extremely rare in premenopausal women, especially someone your young age. Focus on eating healthy and exercising regularly. ...Read more