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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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What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

Pregnancy possible: A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous tumor in the uterus. It doesn't usually prevent pregnancy unless it is very large or inside the uterine cavity. An ovarian cyst is a fluid structure on the ovary. Small ovarian cysts are a normal finding on the ovary. Large ovarian cysts (>4-5ccm) can cause pain but usually do not keep you from getting pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

It's OK: Talk to your obgyn. He/she will be able to answer your questions better as he/she knows your history and the size/characteristics of the cyst and fibroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?

Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?

Check prolactin: Hi. Clearly we can't make a diagnosis without an evaluation and labs. But ANYTIME a non-pregnant woman has galactorrhea ("leaking breasts"), we docs wanna see a prolactin. Have your periods stopped? I'm voting for elevated prolactin. ...Read more

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What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

Usually nothing: Birth has little to do with other problems of the uterus or ovary. Sometimes fibroids can get in the way of birth or can cause pain after. Naturally there are many variables and a particular case needs to be handled by a doctor. For more info see webmd. ...Read more

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A recent scan shows I have ovarian cyst and fibroid tumors. Can one surgical procedure take care of the cyst and fibroid tumors?

A recent scan shows I have ovarian cyst and fibroid tumors. Can one surgical procedure take care of the cyst and fibroid tumors?

Yes: A laparoscopic procedure could likely take care of both procedures, depending on size and location of fibroid, in addition to skill of surgeon. Otherwise, they could also make a cut in the abdomen, like for a cesarean, and remove both as well that way. Again, all of this depends on the size and location of the cyst and fibroid. If the fibroid is in uterine lining, then a hysteroscopy better. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor. I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor.  I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

Hard to say: Too non-specific to say. It could be related to either of the pelvic findings, or might be nothing. If it's troubling you, an exam with a doctor can sort it out. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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