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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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Can an ovarian cyst leak and cause a watery discharge and foul odor that is not "fishy"?

Can an ovarian cyst leak and cause a watery discharge and foul odor that is not "fishy"?

No. Other causes: An ovarian cyst may form naturally as part of a functioning menstrual cycle. If it leaks/ruptures, cyst fluid is released into the pelvic cavity. No ovarian cyst causes leakage from the vagina. Discharge from the vagina could be caused by a variety of things. Some are infections, others are bacterial overgrowth (Bacterial Vaginosis). Vaginal douching is not recommended. Seek an MD visit for exam. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst is milky watery discharge normal when it ruptures? How long does the discharge last?

Ovarian cyst is milky watery discharge normal when it ruptures? How long does the discharge last?

May not be related: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the fluid that comes out of the cyst is generally straw-colored or clear fluid. That fluid is inside your belly & doesn't come out of your vagina as a discharge. If you are having discharge, that may be an entirely separate issue. If you are having discharge that has a bad odor; is causing itching, burning or irritation, i suggest you have your gyn take a look at it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an ovarian cyst to leak watery discharge? How long does it take for an ovarian cyst to disappear?

Is it possible for an ovarian cyst to leak watery discharge? How long does it take for an ovarian cyst to disappear?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs close to the ovaries. Some contain watery fluid while others can contain blood/debris. Most small cysts disappear within a short period of time; however, the larger the cyst, the more likely it is to persist and potentially cause problems. You should be evaluated by your doctor, who can perform an ultrasound to better counsel you based on its appearance. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and lately I've been having a watery discharge with little blood during my menses. Should i be worried?

I have ovarian cysts and lately I've been having a watery discharge with little blood during my menses. Should i be worried?

No: Ovarian cysts are very common and are usually benign. They should nor cause your symptoms. Bleeding during menses is normal. See your doctor for an exam if you are still concerned to rule out infection or other problems. ...Read more

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When an ovarian cyst bursts do u get clear discharge?

When an ovarian cyst bursts do u get clear discharge?

Not really: Rupture of a cyst may be associated with ovulation which may cause some discharge. The rupture itself does not cause discharge. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian cyst suppose to hurt really bad? And is the cyst what's cause this almost clear whiteish discharge?

Is a ovarian cyst suppose to hurt really bad? And is the cyst what's cause this almost clear whiteish discharge?

Yes&No: Yes, Ovarian Cysts can hurt really bad. The clear white discharge is unlikely from the ovarian cyst. Likely either vaginal juices or infection. Clear white discharge could be yeast-but that is usually thicker and curd like-Cheese like. Bacterial infections also-but they usually smell pretty foul. Other consideration isPelvic Inflammatory Disease. Should see a Gyn Doctor. ...Read more

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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


Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more