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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. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies directed against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid causing it to be stimulated into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That can lead to symptoms such as excess sweating, rapid heart rate, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. In some cases prominence of the eyes can occur and be associated with blurry vision or diplopia. Anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine ...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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Ovarian cyst 5.1 CM growing, is this post menopause symptom?

Ovarian cyst 5.1 CM growing, is this post menopause symptom?

Not usually: Menopause is defined by a decline in hormone levels and their effects. As the estrogen decreases, the ovaries become nonproductive. The appearance or enlargement of ovarian cysts should not occur after menopause. See your doctor as likely, this cyst needs to be removed. Your doctor will want to rule out cancer and the earlier the work up, the earlier treatment can be rendered for the best outcome. ...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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I had a complex ovarian cyst partially rupture. Will this reduce my libido in the future?

I had a complex ovarian cyst partially rupture. Will this reduce my libido in the future?

No : It should not affect your libido at all, unless the rupture leads to pain with intercourse. Painful intercourse is often a part of decreased libido. ...Read more

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Just had laproscopic removal of 5cm complex ovarian cyst, L. Biopsy of both ovaries (unplanned) as R looked 'unusual'. What could causes for this be?

Just had laproscopic removal of 5cm complex ovarian cyst, L. Biopsy of both ovaries (unplanned) as R looked 'unusual'. What could causes for this be?

You nee to find out: from your doctor , exact tissue diagnosis ( pathology ) Is it a benign cyst , or malignant cyst and the type . There nothing like ' R looked unusual ' It is not pathological diagnosis . You have to wait for the final report , some times takes few days to complete special stains and interpret . Good Luck ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: If you are having pain and if it is increasing in size your doctor may recommend surgery. Most cysts in pregnancy resolve. Keep close follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been found with a complex ovarian cyst and this was prescribed; prednisolone, doxycycline 100mg and tinidazole 500. is it going to dissolve?

I have been found with a complex ovarian cyst and this was prescribed; prednisolone, doxycycline 100mg and tinidazole 500. is it going to dissolve?

I don 't know if: this will make it go away or not. Take the medications and get a repeat ultrasound in 1-2 months, and see if the cyst has shrunken or resolved. If not,make sure you see a Gynecologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

No emergency: The OVA1® test is not an indicator of ovarian cancer and is not much better than Ca125. It measures levels of five proteins found in the blood and then uses software to calculate a single score measured by using a 0-10 scale.. Women who are pre-menopausal have a cut off of 5.0 whereas postmenopausal women have a 4.4 cutoff. A high OVA1® score is not a diagnosis of cancer, rather it indicates risk and should not force an emergency situation for treating a complex hemorrhagic cyst ...Read more

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


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