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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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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Do you know if age of onset of menopause is related to ovarian cycle length?

Do you know if age of onset of menopause is related to ovarian cycle length?

Menopause: Genetics is the major contributor to when a women goes through menopause. the best predictor of menopause is when your mother or sister went through menopause. Stress can also be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Is there a male equivalent of menopause (ovarian failure)?

Is there a male equivalent of menopause (ovarian failure)?

Yes: Yes. Some men make few or no sperm at all. During an investigation, it is found that their testicles make very low amounts of hormones. However, it is easier to find a few sperm and use them for fertility than to find eggs in women with ovarian failure. ...Read more

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Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

No: There is a blood test called fsh that can determine if you are in the menopause. Generally levels greater than 25-30 are suggestive of the menopause. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the cessation of menses before the age of 38; and the most common cause in premature menopause. If you have pof, you should consult your gyn because it can sometimes be associated with other endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get my eggs back, I have been in premature menopause/ premature ovarian failer since i was 15 im 26 now. Help?

Premature menopause: If you were diagnosed with premature menopause it means your ovaries are not functioning the way they supposed to. If you have a genetic condition it would be very difficult to conceive naturally. I suggest you seek help from a reproductive obgyn. ...Read more

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Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Ovarian cysts: Yes, ovarian cysts occur in postmenopausal women, but in general they are not physiologic cysts. ...Read more

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How to deal with ovarian dermoid cyst post menopausal?

It depends: An ovarian dermoid is a benign neoplasm (tumor) that won't spread beyond the ovary, but may continue to grow. If imaging (ultrasound or mri) suggest a dermoid, management may depend on whether there are any symptoms, the size of the tumor, whether it is growing, and whether there is any suggestion that it might be a different type of tumor or cancer. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn to determine if this is necessary. ...Read more

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Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more