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Symptoms Of Ovarian Cysts And Fibroids
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?
Depends : Ovarian cysts are often asymptomatic and found incidentally by exam or sonogram. The same goes for fibroids. If a cyst is going to cause symptoms, it will usually be pain, not necessarily with the period. May also occur with intercourse. Fibroids most often cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and sometimes also painful periods. If large enough, they may cause bladder pressure, or constipation. ...Read more
Symptoms of these 3: Ovarian cysts may not cause symptoms at all or possibly pain or pressure in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst. I don't know of any symptoms of retained placenta, but there are clinical signs your obstetrician is familiar with that suggest it. Symptoms of fibroids include pelvic pain and pressure, abnormal uterine bleeding, and reproductive dysfunction. ...Read more
Have 2 ovarian cysts and fibroids if prev md had listened to me 5 months ago when I complained of pain, would I be in this position?
Sounds like you are: frustrated with the care you received. This would be a question better asked of your new provider. Take care. ...Read more
I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. I have been bleeding for about 2 months. right now my legs feel heavy and the bleeding has suddenly stopped.
Your Question?: You have not asked a question or provided sufficient information to offer any meaningful guidance. ...Read more
When i'm on my period it smells like something died. I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. What should I do and what does that mean please help?
It could be old : Blood or infection. If only during your period could be old blood or dead tissue being sloughed off from a fibroid that could be in your cavity. This is less likely. While it may be embarrassing, speak to your obgyn about this. You should be evaluated by pelvic exam as there are many causes of foul smelling odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active?I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots
Yes but: Ovarian cysts & fibroid are both possible without ever being sexually active. But neither are the likely cause of having heavy periods are age 16. At age 16, the far most likely cause is imbalance in hormone levels or a genetic tendency to having heavy periods. A gynecologist can help you figure out the best option for treatment. This can include high-dose ibuprofen, birth control pills or others. ...Read more
Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.
Possible: Best way to evaluate this - is a simple pelvic and/or vaginal ultrasound. It is easy and gives you a straight answer regarding the problems you questioned. A GYN exam could also help. See a reputable GYN doctor if you can. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Ocular migraine also called eye migraine is temporary visual disturbances, completely painless, that can affect both eyes. It can transform into a migraine headache. Ocular migraines are believed to have the same causes as migraine headaches, but ovarian cysts or fibroids are not the triggers. Take care. ...Read more
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
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