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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 fibroids and cysts the same thing?

Is fibroids and cysts the same thing?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. A cyst is a bag of water. Cysts are very commonly found in the ovaries. They can be a source of pain. In the large majority of cysts, they will disappear on their own without any treatment. ...Read more

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How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the most reliable method to determine if you have fibroids or cysts. Most fibroids and cysts are asymptomatic and are nt dangerous. You should discuss this with your doctor, as any symptoms you may be having might be due to other conditions. ...Read more

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Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Yes: It may be difficult to identify the ovaries on imaging (ultrasound, mri, or ct) if cysts, fibroids, or other pelvic masses are seen. That said, if the ovaries cannot be identified they are probably normal. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Only the cervix: A strong vinegar applied directly to the cervix can be helpful treating cervical abnormalities. It will not help with ovarian cysts or fibroids. ...Read more

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What will happen if fibroids or cysts burst? Is there any symptoms that needs to look out?

See below: Fibroids are solid tissue and therefore cannot rupture. They can outgrow their blood supply and this can cause crampy pain. Cysts can rupture and the release of fluid can be painful. ...Read more

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What do cysts and fibroids look like on an ultrasound?

What do cysts and fibroids look like on an ultrasound?

See below: At ultrasound cysts are typically black with a thin wall near the transducer and bright echoes away from the transducer. Fibroids almost always have internal echoes, though they may be either brighter or darker than the surrounding normal uterine tissue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibroids and uterine cyst?

What is the difference between fibroids and uterine cyst?

Contents: A fibroid is a (harmless) solid mass of the uterus. A cyst contains fluid. ...Read more

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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more