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Hormone Control Of The Uterine And Ovarian Cycle
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
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Variable: The uterus responds to ovarian hormones by bleeding or not bleeding. If hormones are adequate & balanced, bleeding is absent until the drop in Progesterone (if not pregnant) induces menstrual bleeding. Hormone imbalance can cause irregular & unpredictable uterine bleeding among other symptoms. ...Read more
Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer?
Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in the ovary. Examples include "dermoid" cysts which can contain hair, skin secretions and other mature adult tissues. Other types are cystadenomas (both serous and mucinous), and cystadenofibromas. ...Read more
Does long term use of birth control pills really decrease the chances of ovarian and uterine cancers ? If so, by how much and how does it do that?
Elective hysterectomy? Family history . Sister, ovarian cancer 54, mother uterine. No kids, stopped birth control 24, I am 60.
Possibly: Since your sister had ovarian cancer you are eligible to undergo brca testing. This tests for the gene that some women carry that increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. If that test is positive then you would consider an elective hysterectomy. If you have relatives with colon cancer then testing for lynch syndrome can also be done. Unless one of these is positive there is no need. ...Read more
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