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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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Is there a connection between ovarian cyst and endometriosis?

Is there a connection between ovarian cyst and endometriosis?

Sometimes: Endometriosis on the ovaries sometimes forms cysts called endometriomas: they can be seen on ultrasound, and may cause pain. Other kinds of ovarian cysts will not cause endometriosis. Hope that helps. If you have a pesistent ovarian cyst and your doctor suspect endometriosis, surgery may be necessary and helpful. ...Read more

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Hypoechoic ovarian cysts. 8cm (left) 4cm(right) Endometrioma and endometriosis not excluded. What does this mean? Im worried.

Refer back to Sympto: You have to interpret these findings in the context of your symptoms. It's too complex to answer here, so consider HealthTap Prime or discussing with whoever ordered the test. You have two cysts, the relevance of which is debatable. Endometriosis is uterine tissue outside the uterus. Endometrioma is growth of uterine smooth muscle ...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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more