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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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Does a fibroid tumorstill grow after menopause?

Does a fibroid tumorstill grow after menopause?

They slow down...: Fibroids - benign growths of the uterus - tend to grow unil a woman reaches menopause. At menopause, fibroids tend to stop growing. And depending on their size, they may disappear altogether. Talk with your doctor for specific answers about your body, though! lgromkomd. ...Read more

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How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

Variable: Reduction in size for fibroids is desirable although that is not the basis for treatment. Symptoms are why someone with fibroids is treated. The most common symptoms with fibroids are heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. If you're post-menopausal, bleeding no longer an issue. Other 2 should start to go away over time; if not you could consider uterine fibroid embolization. ...Read more

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Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which i can handle. My d

Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which i can handle. My d

Leiomyomas : Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large which concerns me. I would recommend following your doctors advice, or at least obtaining a second opinion, because it sounds like your doctor is concerned they may compress your ureters which could cause kidney damage. Please be re-evaluated or at least seek a second opinion as I am concerned by that. ...Read more

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Blooding after menopause. Have fibroids. Should I have another ultra sound. Last one two yrs ago. Yearly pap good. ?

Blooding after menopause.  Have fibroids. Should I have another ultra sound. Last one two yrs ago. Yearly pap good. ?

Bleeding post: menopause is never a normal occurrence. You will need transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate your endometrial thickness / stripe and consider endometrial biopsy if bleeding continues. Hormonal changes are the most likely culprit, though at 58 years young, there are few causes that are considered "benign". Please see your GYN as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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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What are the risks and side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

What are the risks and  side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? 

Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

Rarely: Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hysterectomy. There is a small risk of premature menopause, seemingly higher in women over 40. It is probably more difficult to get pregnant after UFE. But overall it is an effective, safe procedure for symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Flax seed: People use it for menopausal symptoms and increase cholesterol. As for menopausal symptoms there are no randomized study that proves its effect. Flax seed migth be good for your since it contains omega 3, as for menopause it has no proven record of that. No effect on fibroids or ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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What is clacified fibroids? I'm in early menopause and have some spotting. . How close should they be watched.

Benign tumors: These are benign tumors of the uterus. Many women have them.They don't necessarily need watching but can sometimes be uncomfortable or bleed. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more