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Do Fibroids Cause Endometriosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more
How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?
Surgery: While an elevates ca 125 can be suggestive of endo only surgery can diagnose it. Treatment options include surgery for both. Multiple medical options exist for endometriosis. Since women with endo have a higher risk of ovarian cancer knowing the diagnosis can be helpful long term. ...Read more
Severe Round ligament pain for 3months. not pregnant. Ultra sound yesterday showed fibroids. Can fibroids cause RLP? Maybe endometriosis ?
Yes: Fibroids can even involve the round ligament, although more likely to have exophytic fibroids growing away from uterus on the side of your pain. MRI shows fibroids to much better detail than ultrasound. Fibroid-related pain is typically worse right before or during menses. Consider consultation with experienced Interventional Radiologist who could discuss whether or not you're a candidate for UFE. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had 2 children, 1 surgery to remove uterine fibroids and endometriosis. I started spotting today, why does pms/mensus cause nausea?
Hormones: There is a rise in hormones called prostaglandins before and during your period, Prostaglandins help stimulate the uterus to shed its lining. Thus, they can cause menstrual cramps. They can also stimulate bowel contractions (peristalsis) which, in some women, can cause nausea. Menstrual cramps may cause further nausea due to the nervous system's response to pain. ...Read more
What can cause pressure/cramping in pelvic area especially after eating? Gi problems, kidney stones, fibroids, endometriosis or herniated discs
Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.
Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more
Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer, but I'll give you some ideas. Fibroids are muscle tumors (benign) and when they are small, so long as they are not invading the lining of the uterus, typically don't cause any symptoms. As they grow they cause pain and pressure. If they invade the lining (even a little) they can cause bleeding abnormalities. Endo causes pain, cramping, irregular bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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