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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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1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

Adhesions from: Previous surgery or infection can cause technical difficulty during surgery. If you need to have removal of complex ovarian cyst in order to exclude malignancy, you should proceed with the procedure, even if the operation could be technically difficult. Consult with your gyn for opinion. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

Need futher evaluati: Large cysts, especially complex cysts in postmenopausal women are always of some concern and need to be evaluated further. Suggest you followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous. I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous.  I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

Ovarian cyst: Correct me if I am wrong. I think you are referring to ova-1 test. The test is designed to evaluate the possibility of benign vs malignant cyst. It is not 100% right. The purpose of the test is trying to designate who should be your surgeon, your gynecologist who usaully treat benign disease or your oncologist. ...Read more

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I've been told i hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should i worry?

I've been told i hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should i worry?

More information: More information is needed to adequately address your question. Complex ovarian masses in 31 year olds, are typically benign, but your doctor knows your history and can give you expert opinion on that mass. Calcification of fibroids is normal and is not a sign of malignancy. Fibroids can be inside of uterus and on outside of uterus, location can affect fertility, bleeding and pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx. ?

I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex  ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx. ?

See a physician: At 47, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer and a complex ovarian cyst yourself, you should see a physician. If the cyst is small, your physician may elect to follow it with sequential ultrasounds. Endometriosis also increases your risk slightly for a specific type of ovarian cancer. An enlarged uterus can be benign fibroids, but could also be something serious. See an md. ...Read more

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Help please! could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Help please! could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Ovarian cyst: They can, but the doctor must find out why you have a complex cyst and rule out any serious pathology. Depending on the cyst characteristic your doctor can do expectant management or can offer surgery. Depends on the ultrasound, your age, family hx, time with cyst etc. ...Read more

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Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Possible: Most malignant ovarian cancers are complex and multilocular / multiseptate. But many benign ovarian cysts also present that way as well. The only way to know for sure is to biopsy or remove the cysts for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

Maybe: Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer. Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer. ...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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I just found out i had a 2.2mm complex ovarian cyst when i was 17 and my doctor never told me. I'm 20 now. Is that harmful?

I just found out i had a 2.2mm complex ovarian cyst when i was 17 and my doctor never told me. I'm 20 now. Is that harmful?

No: I'm thinking that you are meaning to say a 2.2cm (not mm) cyst. As a 2mm cyst would nearly be impossible to measure. A 2.2cm cyst is also normal for all women who are ovulating. Most women will produce a functional cyst right before ovulation that is near to that size. Sometimes when they say it's 'complex' they mean there's debris (like blood) in the cyst, also normal. And not harmful. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months. Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months.  Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A complex cyst means there are liquid & solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up as some will need surgical management. The decision to proceed with surgery will require an in depth review by your doctor ...Read more

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Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Talk to doctor: Many women will develop cysts in their life. The vast majority are benign, but some do develop into cancer. Having a ca 125 that low is a good sign, but no one can tell until the cyst is examined by a pathologist after surgery. After surgery, your doctor will be able to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst that partially ruptured 3 days ago. Er dr said i'd be fine in 2 days but i'm still in tremendous pain. Is this normal?

I'd say yes.: You have had an ovarian cyst rupture, with blood and possibly other fluid empty into your abdominal cavity. This will likely cause a great deal of pain and reactive changes, like adhesions over time. If you haven't already , it might be wise to schedule at least an appointment with your OB dr. To get checked out if the pain persists. You might even have endometriosis which is also painful. ...Read more

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How serious is a complex ovarian cyst? I have never had a complex ovarian cyst before. Always simple and i haven't had problems with them for years. Now suddenly I have had two cyst rupture in one week! i was in the ER and told it would just be a few days

How serious is a complex ovarian cyst? I have never had a complex ovarian cyst before. Always simple and i haven't had problems with them for years. Now suddenly I have had two cyst rupture in one week! i was in the ER and told it would just be a few days

I : I am so sorry you are going through this. Ovarian cysts are a very painful, miserable condition. As the er physician advised removal, it is worthwhile to discuss this with a gynecologist. In some patients, treatment with anti-inflammatory type medications or even birth control pills can help shrink cysts down. However, if the cyst looks concerning on ultrasound, often times the patient is advised to have it removed. Only a licensed gynecologist who reviews your studies and takes your history can advise one way or the other. ...Read more

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Is going bck 2work with complex ovarian cyst ok.

Is going bck 2work with complex ovarian cyst ok.

Depends: How big it is, and if it is causing sxs and assuming they think it is benign and not malignant and obviously will need close followup. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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