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Elevated Ca 125 Sonogram Shows Cyst On Ovary
I had an ultrasound which showed I have a cyst with size of 6.24 and was told it do a ca125 test and the range shows 53.2 what does it mean?
Ca125 is also known as Cancer antigen 125. Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more
What's positive?: How high is it? Ca125 is not a test used to diagnose ovarian cancer but to follow its response to therapy. Many things, malignant or not, can make it go up. You are young for ovarian cancer but i would advise you follow up with your doctor and have a good chat about the implications of the test results. Ciao! ...Read more
I have an endometriosis cyst on both or sometimes only on one side of my ovaries, do I need to go for a check up for my ca-125 every single year?
Can a hemorhaggic, endometrioma or fibroid cause high level on the ca-125 test? I am 27 y/o with a level of 190. I have a 10cm and 4cm cyst on ovaries
I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal. He wants full hysterectomy, I am unsure. Scared. Thoughts?
It depends!: There is some concern that a large cyst in the ovary can be or become cancerous. So removal is often advised. But if you prefer, you can be monitored with serial physical exam and Ultrasound examinations at 6 to 9 month intervals and delay surgery unless the cyst continues to grow or become more complex like showing solid components inside the cyst.. ...Read more
I have 13x10x11 CM simple fluid filled ovarian cyst, normal ca-125 result i dont want to remove my ovary how can i save it? is laparoscopy better?
Could be: I have removed many cysts like this laparoscopically while saving the ovary, but the size you give (13 cm?) is concerning. It is safe to remove this and conserve the ovary if the concern for malignancy is low; you need to discuss this with your doctor/surgeon and good luck. ...Read more
2 cysts on left overy. One is simple at 5cm & other is 3.5cm solid. CA-125 normal. Left ovary vol is 99.8, cause weight gain? Could CA-125 be wrong?
Ovarian cysts: Dear Heather-- Simple cysts seen on transvaginal sonography are almost always benign. Solid cysts need to be followed by a gynecologist because of slight risk of ovarian cancer. CA-125 is usually negative with ovarian cysts. Whenever a test result is questioned it should certainly be repeated. One or several ovarian cysts are not related to weight gain. ...Read more
My ca 125 range is 900 fluid in stomach & cyst in ovary..Biopsy done twice but doc r NT able 2 find why ca125 levels r high ..Cancer not diagnosed yt?
Hello, I'm a 26 years old Italian girl diagnosed with an unilocular ovarian cyst occupying my right ovary, measuring 4.5x4.9cm, liquid-filled and with a papillary component (2.8x1.4cm, non vascular, resembling a septum though). Waiting for CA-125 and othe
Im 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal
Ovarian cyst: Depending upon the type of cyst sometimes birth control pills may be used. If the cyst is symptomatic and needs removal, laparoscopic surgery is employed. If it is inordinately large or complex there are occasions when it may be necessary for the gyn surgeon to open you up and remove the cyst. ...Read more
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
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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