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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

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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 relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Sometimes: Most ovarian cysts result from how an egg develops. Sometimes an egg doesn't release normally and the hormones can become mixed up. This is most common in adolescents and in women approaching menopause. You should talk to your gyn provider about what you are experiencing and how to treat it.

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I have a inhomogeneous uterus with 2.6 cm thickening and several presumed cysts. I also have an irregular complicated ovarian cyst should I be concer

I have a inhomogeneous uterus with 2.6 cm thickening and several presumed cysts. I also have an irregular complicated ovarian cyst should I be concer

Uterus: See your regular OB-GYN doctor on this issue. You might need to have D & C procedure on your uterus for biopsy. As far as ovarian cyst, ultrasound will be good for follow up on regular basis. Sometimes laparoscopic surgery might help for diagnosis and treatment.

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus (11cm)left complex ovarian cyst (new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium (10mm)Possibly cancer? Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus (11cm)left complex ovarian cyst (new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium (10mm)Possibly cancer? Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation.

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Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Bleeding, yes: Irregular bleeding is a common symptom of endometrial polyps, and at your age of 42 can become malignant warranting a trip to the GYN MD for removal. Ovarian cysts can also cause bleeding and pain.

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Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

See GYN: The thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be checked out. Usually the doctor will do an endometrial biopsy to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. A functional ovarian cyst is nothing to be concerned about and is just related to ovulation usually.

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps.

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Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes

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The inside of the ovarian cyst lining shows focal ereas of hemorrhage what does that mean?

The inside of the ovarian cyst lining shows focal ereas of hemorrhage what does that mean?

Not too much: The lining of the cyst showed some area of bleeding; it could have been before the surgery if it ruptured it would show some small area of bleeding. Focal would imply small points as opposed to massive area of hemorrhage or bleeding.

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Now-edema in nodes (inner thigh)w/low grade fever. W/endometrial lining@2.1cm +fluid in cul de sac&ovarian cyst@recent ER visit. Should I return2er? W/no insurance what r thoughts on what's wrong

Now-edema in nodes (inner thigh)w/low grade fever. W/endometrial lining@2.1cm +fluid in cul de sac&ovarian cyst@recent ER visit. Should I return2er? W/no insurance what r thoughts on what's wrong

No ER: Perhaps there is a plan parnthood clinic in your town or other free health care clinic. The er is not the place for a detailed conversation about causes of enlarged lymph nodes in your inner thigh. It sounds like from your note that an ultrasound was performed. I also assume that blood work was done. I'd follow up via phone call in a few days to check on the lab results and seek a clinic appt.

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2 ovarian cysts showing endometriomas. Both in a retro uterine location. Right one measuring 4 x 3.6cm and the left 6x4.5cm. How bad is my condition?

2 ovarian cysts showing endometriomas. Both in a retro uterine location. Right one measuring 4 x 3.6cm and the left 6x4.5cm. How bad is my condition?

Significant: Ultrasounds are fairly accurate in the diagnosis of endometriomas. Any endometrioma over 3 cm should be removed. If fertility is not important, have uterus and both ovaries removed. If fertility important, can have cysts removed but with endometriosis and age 41, fertility may be impaired already.

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What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Estrogen dependent: Fibroids and often ovarian cysts are estrogen dependent. Anything that lowers estrogen affects them but also will affect your overall health. Fibroids are benign tumors that can often be treated with minimally invasive therapy called ufe (uterine fibroid embolization). An interventional radiologist would perform this procedure. Check out www. Ask4ufe. Com for information.

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Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Yes: Ablation can help with abnormal bleeding but doesn't help with ovarian issues like cysts.

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Can an 9cm blood filled ovarian cyst cause or make haemorrhoids & uterine prolapse reoccur or is it just coincidental

Can an 9cm blood filled ovarian cyst cause or make haemorrhoids & uterine prolapse reoccur or is it just coincidental

Gyn exam needed: A 9cm blood filled ovarian cyst is not likely to "cause or make hemorrhoids and pelvic prolapse worse." It would be wise to consult a gynecologist to have a careful evaluation of the ovarian cyst particularly, (diagnosis is needed and treatment /removal may be necessary) of the pelvic prolapse and of the hemorrhoids as well.

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What is the relationship between an ovarian cyst, uterine polyp, and aneamia at the same time?

What is the relationship between an ovarian cyst, uterine polyp, and aneamia at the same time?

Colon and anemia: There is no relationship between ovarian cysts and colon polyps, or an increased risk of one over the other. However, both are common enough that they could each occur in the same person. Of the two, colon polyps can cause bleeding.Anemia should be evaluated as many causes exist, some serious. Several factors impact the worry:age, how anemic, other problems, etc. Please go over in detail with someone.

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What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

MRI findings: Uterine fibroids can appear as dense masses on MRI, or increase in density in the layers of the uterine muscle. Ovarian cysts are often fluid filled but also can be solid masses on MRI. I would ask your health care provider or the radiologist to interpret these findings rather than trying to identify these conditions yourself as there appearance on scans are not always the same.

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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